I don`t think I need to introduce or tell much about WordPress. Lets me write those steps which helps you to install this popular CMS on your local machine using XAMPP.
Lets make it very simple. Am sure you can now know how to install WordPress on local host if you don`t skip any point. Getting started.
4 Steps Install WordPress on Local Host XAMPP
Before going to steps you need to have few things which you will need to install WP.
1. XAMPP software (You can download it from here.)
2. WordPress CMS (You can get it from here.)
3. And a machine, PC, laptop etc… (Hope you all have one! )
Hope you downloaded the 2 softwares.
Now install XAMPP, it`s very simple. All you need to do is double click on the downloaded software.
Note: If you`re using skype on your machine then I recommend uninstall it and then start installing XAMPP.
Now that you installed XAMPP, type localhost/xampp you will see a screen.
Extract WordPress Zip file and place it in htdocs folder, htdocs folder is in xampp folder, which you installed in STEP-1.
I installed it in Drive E, so this is the place where I moved my extracted WordPress folder.
And give this extracted WP a name, I gave it CBT
Help: Do you think it`s difficult? Contact me I will help you.
Open localhost/xampp and click phpmyadmin. Let me show the screen shot.
After clicking phpmyadmin, which is under Tools. following screen appears, in which you need to click Databases. (See the screen shot)
As you can see I highlighted the empty field under Create new data base, enter data base name (any name, I entered CBTDB), and select database type uttf8mb4_unicode_ci, and then click Create.
Now you just need to setup your WordPress blog.
Type localhost/CBT in your browser. (I named my project name CBT, replace this with the folder name which you gave for your WordPress extracted folder in Step 2)
A screen displays a message “There doesn’t seem to be a
wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.” Don`t panic!
Click “Create a Configuration File” button.
The next screen shows you few messages, as you have all those details, click “Let`s go!”
You need to fill the details,
Database Name = (this is Database name which you gave in Step -3 in phpmyadmin.)
user name =-root (this is default for xampp,so enter as it is.)
password = (leave empty)
Database host = localhost (let it same)
Table Prefix = wp_cbt (or you can leave it as it was)
then click button.
When you click, the below message is displayed
All right sparky! You’ve made it through this part of the installation. WordPress can now communicate with your database. If you are ready, time now to
Click “Run install”
In next screen it asks about few details about Site Title, user name, password,Email. Enter your details. And that`s it!
Login into your blog. Typing localhost/CBT/wp-admin (replace CBT with your project name.)
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You may think what`s the use of installing WP on local host? You can make all the changes to your blog which you can`t do on server.
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