Instant WP Videos

I was asked to do an overview video or two to show how Instant WP worked, and that’s what this is all about.

The first video is the overview, and the second is how to run it from a USB stick. Rather than use a “flash memory stick”, I used an external 2.5″ USB drive instead, but the principle is exactly the same.

I’ve actually had a bit of a cold and a sore throat, so I apologise if my voice sounds a bit gruff. And just to complicate things a little more, the video went out of synch with the audio for the second one so I had to remove my mug from it. “No great loss” I can imagine you thinking. 🙄

Instant WP Overview

Instant WP Running From a USB Stick

WP Simulator

If the free Instant WP isn’t enough for you and you’d like to run multiple WordPress installations at the same time, ie you need something with a little more oomph, then this is what you should be looking at instead.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood


Terry Jett

Have used InstantWP for couple of years now.

It is how we test all the themes we build and also build niche sites we sell / flip.

Big time saver, PLUS I can work while I am out fishing or in RV without net access:) No reason to be tied to the internet 24/7.

Thanks for sharing Frank.


Frank Haywood

Hi Terry,

Yeah it’s cool isn’t it? I installed a WAMP server here for another project but didn’t get round to getting WP up and running on it, so I was quite pleased when I heard about InstantWP.

(BTW I just checked my junk mail and I’ll answer your emails shortly!)


Terry Jett

Do not know how to take “just checked my junk mail”. LOL.

Changed my email to one on my domain ( just for you and you still calling me a junker:)

Have a good one Frank.

Frank Haywood

Hi Terry,

(Right after my comment to you, I had my tea and then dozed off in the armchair, just woken up throat all sore, now waiting for the pain killers to kick in.)

I know you’re not a spammer. 🙂 I also found someone else’s email who had replied to one of mine in my junk mail too. Annoying.

And… I send people email off my own domains and I know for a fact they still end up being caught by junk and spam filters. Someone today has written to me for the third time in several months saying words to the effect of “Why won’t you answer my emails?” I’ve replied but I *know* it will get filtered and he’ll never receive it even though I’m replying to *his* email. Mad.

It’s the spammers who have caused this, and over-zealous programming by well meaning developers who are trying to quell the huge increase in spam. I would have thought it would be easy enough to check to see if an email has been sent from someone by looking in the sent mail and then if there’s a reply, let it through no matter what. That would stop a lot of the incorrect filtering and junking.

I’ll get back to you in a bit with an email if I don’t conk out again. 🙂


Gary Jenkins

Thanks Frank, I didn’t know about Instant WordPress. I wish I had known last week I just installed xampp for testing the Time Sensitive Plugin.

Frank Haywood

Hi Gary,

I only found out a relatively short time ago myself. A few weeks or months ago – time is flying this year. I think it’s pretty good and I *just* realised that you can keep multiple copies of InstantWP with different configurations and themes. So even though you can’t run them concurrently, you can switch between them. Convenient.

That means you could keep one prime copy with everything installed but not activated and then just copy it to quickly create new configurations and local test servers. Neat.

Neat and convenient, I like that. 🙂