How to Install WordPress using XAMPP

If you want to create your own blog using wordpress ,that’s a good idea. First of all, we need a localhost (such as Apache, LiteSpeed, or IIS), PHP 4.3 or greater, and MySQL 4.0 or greater. Because wordpress requires a webserver to run website your syatem.

XAMPP is a simple, lightweight Apache distribution that makes it extremely easy for developers to create a local web server for testing and deployment purposes.

Read Also: How to Install XAMPP on Windows

How to Install WordPress using XAMPP

Here’s a quick 5 minute procedure to Install WordPress Offline. In order to run WordPress offline, you need an Apache server and MySQL database(PhpMyAdmin) installed on your system.

Step 1:  Download WordPress .zip file

First, you need to go to wordpress.org and for download the latest version of WordPress.

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Now, download WordPress.

STEP 2: ADD THE WORDPRESS FILES IN THE RIGHT FOLDER

After downloading WordPress, you need to extract the zip file in the right folder, where you installed XAMPP, there you will find a folder by name htdocs, open it and create a new folder myblog.  For example, if you make the folder myblog, you’ll access your site by going to http://localhost/myblog

Open the folder myblog and extract the WordPress .zip file you downloaded from wordpress.org into it:

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STEP 3: CREATE A DATABASE FOR WORDPRESS

  • Open XAMPP Control Panel
  • MySQL – Click Admin for launch PHPMyAdmin

Then click on Databases at the top:

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Create database and enter a name for your database and click Create. Your name can be anything – just remember it because you’ll need it for the next step:

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STEP 4: RUN THE WORDPRESS INSTALLER

Open your browser window and type http://localhost/myblog

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STEP 5: SETUP DATABASE FOR THE WORDPRESS INSTALLER

Before getting started, you need some information on the database like Database name, Database username, Database passwords, Database host, Table prefix.

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when you haven’t created a MySQL username and password. In that case, you need to type in “root” for the user and leave the password field blank and click Submit.

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WordPress can now communicate with your database, and ready to install.

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STEP 6: SETUP THE WEBSITE INFORMATION

In this step, enter a website title, username, password, and email address then submit

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Now, you are successfully install WordPress.

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Good job, You now have a fully functional WordPress website running on your computer.

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