As a freelancer there hasn't been too much need for me to use Git - But all that's about to change. I'm jumping into the deep end, and documentaing my journey. here we go:
Here's an excellent overview of what we will be doing. It includes links to two developers solutions:
The first solution detailed in the above blog post is quick linked here:
Wordpress Desktop Server
It suggests using Wordpress Desktop server to create a local environment. I'm already used to using wamp and mamp - but in order to follow the instructions in the blog post I decided to give Desktop Server a shot.
I was successfull in creating a new local wordpress environment, although importing an existing website into Desktop Server has proved to be a pain. The frontend and backend are displaying PHP warnings, and the wordpress login isn't displaying at all.