New to making a web site for my business, I sought to use a temporary WordPress program to experiment with so as not to mess up my nascent “hosted” web site. I was not successful is accomplishing this task. I purchased and read several books on building web sites with WordPress, including “The Missing Manual”, “WordPress for Dummies”, and “WordPress Explained” by osTraining. Over probably 25-30 hours of trying, I could not get any program to function.
I tried localwp.com, reinstalling it 4-5 times without success, instantwp.com would not download after several attempts, and “Wordville” stated I was not authorized to use the program!? The preceding efforts were tried on an iMac with High Sierra using Safari and Google Chrome, and also on different PCs, one with Windows 7 and another with Windows 10. Firewalls were turned off. I therefore abandoned further effort to use a trial WordPress program and have proceeded learning directly on my nascent hosted web site. Hopefully, I will not make any irreversible blunders.