Maybe you already know about this free tool, but I just found out about it recently. After using XAMPP for so many years as my local WordPress testing platform for Windows, I have switched to InstantWP.
It’s the perfect way to test your theme design before going live, and it’s much easier to install than XAMPP. Watch the video below for more details.
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