Many of my friends know about the WordPress blog but they don’t want to know how to install WordPress in localhost. So I have decided to write this post for all those upcoming and new bloggers who want to know about it. Before you move forward let me clear the term WordPress.
What is WordPress ?
WordPress is the open source Content Management System (CMS) used to create a blog, website and more ever it is framework for those who know how to play with the PHP and MySQL.
Many of the Persons are creating a beautiful and awesome Website using this WordPress CMS by using it as a Framework and customizing it. You can create e-commerce website, Static website and Of Course a blog.
How to install WordPress in localhost
In order to install WordPress in localhost you must have Must have local server installed on it like an Apache, XAMPP or WAMP. If you don’t have any of them then kindly install it and then move further.
Now follow the below steps in order to install WordPress in localhost.
Step 1 : Download WordPress CMS from the official website. Click here to Download
Step 2 : Start the Local Server ( XAMPP or WAMP )
Step 3 : Go to C:\wamp\www\ and create a new Folder. ( Let the name be XYZ )
Step 4 : Copy the WordPress (.zip) folder and paste in the C:\wamp\www\XYZ and extract it.
Step 5 : Now open any web browser and open URL http://127.0.0.1/PhpMyAdmin or http://Localhost/PhpMyAdmin
Step 6 : Click on Database tab on the top. and create a new database with name WordPress.
Step 7: Open URL. 127.0.01/XYZ/ or Localhost/XYZ/
Step 8. You have to create a WordPress Configuration File for your local blog. Click on Create a Configuration File then click on Let’s go!.Now you will the screen as shown below.
Fill the details as follow:
Database Name : WordPress
User Name : Root
Password : (Keep it blank)
Database Host : localhost
Table Prefix: wp_
and click on Submit you will see the Congratulations message on the next page. Click on Run the install and in order to complete the process to install WordPress in localhost.
Step 9 : you will see the Welcome page with a form inside it. fill up the details as per your need and Click on Install WordPress. You will see the Success Message.
Step 10. Click on login and you will see the Log in screen on your browser. This is nothing but the admin log in panel for your blog. Enter the user name and password you have entered in the Step 9. You will be entered in the Dashboard of your blog.
You are Done.!! Now you can customize your blog from here. you can add a New post from here , change the theme, add the plugins and Appearance.
your local wordpress blog url : http://localhost/XYZ
Your Admin Dashboard Login page : http://localhost/XYZ/wp-admin
In my next post I will show you how to change the theme in your WordPress blog add the plugins. If you have any questions related to this post or want to know something more about it then post it as a comment. I’ll publish it as my next post.