Installing WordPress Locally Using XAMPP
To start this topic a simple question arises and this is about what WordPress is. WordPress is actually an online and open source website or blog creation tool. Most probably it is the most easiest and powerful blogging and website CMS( Content Management System ) nowadays.
Installing WordPress Locally:
WordPress can be used in two different ways.
WordPress can also be installed locally on a personal computer. There are many advantages of installing WordPress locally. Such that,
- You can get familiar with WordPress
- You can Get familiar with database
- You can Make changes locally, then on your live blog
Installation process step by step
Step 1: Install XAMPP (Regular installation Process).
Step 2: Download the WordPress file. The downloaded file is a .zip file. Extract it to C:\xampp\htdocs folder. You can rename the folder or can leave as it is. Here I am renaming the folder as themerally.
Step 3: Start XAMPP server control panel from C:\xampp. Then start the Apache and MySQL App Option from XAMPP.
Step 4: Go to Localhost-PhpMyAdmin.
Step 5: Click on Database.
Step 6: Enter a Database name and then click on the collation and select utf8_general_ci. Then click on create button.
Step 7: Go to http://localhost/themerally . Use the name of the folder you created. There you will see an option to select your language and click Continue button.
Step 8: Click on the Let’s Go button.
Step 9: Now Input the details :
- Database name :As you have created (Themerally)
- Username : root
- Password : Keep it blank
- Database host : Leave it default (localhost)
- Table prefix : Leave it default (wp_)
Then click Submit button.
Step 10: Click on Run the install button.
Step 11: In the next page you have to fill some sort of section with Pieces of information like Site title, Username, Password and Email address. Fill them and then click Install WordPress button.
Step 12: In the next page you will find a place to input your Username and password to Login.
Input the pieces of information and click Log In button.
Step 13: You will now see your Dashboard to use WordPress.
Congratulations!!! You are done. You can now easily use plugins by downloading them and Customize your WordPress website. Thank you for staying with us so long. Please share if this article seems useful to you.