Sorry, I am totally new to this. If the answer is given somewhere else already, please point me to it.
My understanding is that I need to install WordPress before I can configure/change the template that I bought. It seems logical to me to install everything on my Mac first, finish the website and then upload it to my web hosting provider (where I guess I need to install WordPress as well).
* what exactly do I need installed on top of the last version of WordPress - do I need an framework etc? I found an application named "MAMP", Kriesi speaks about his own "framework" etc
* once I have completed the changes on my Mac, is the result fully transferable to the server (website host) as-is, or are there other steps involved? I use HostMonster for hosting my website
Please HELP. Thank you,