WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. It is a Content Management System (CMS) based on PHP works with MySql and MariaDB database and runs on any kind of web server most preferably on Apache or Nginx server.
You can not install wordpress alone on your computer and expect it to work. Wordpress need atleast a web server, php and mysql on your machine. WAMP server and Bitnami wordpress does that job for you. It installs everything for you in just one place.
If you do not want to use WAMP server or BITNAMI for wordpress, then you have to install wordpress and all the required packages separately. In this tutorial I will show you how to install Wordpress on your local machine. Before you start make sure, you have already installed the Apache web server, php, mysql and phpmyadmin on your computer. Though phpmyadmin is completely optional, but it makes mysql database management easier.
If you do not know how to install apache server and php, read below articles.
Steps to install Wordpress on windows
- Download wordpress and extract the files in servers document root directory.
- Create a database for wordpress.
- Go to localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
- Provide your database name, user, password and hostname.
- Set wordpress username and password.
- Run the installation.
Step-1: Download wordpress from wordpress.org. Extract the files and store in the document root of the server. For the apache web server it is htdocs. Now, all your files are under C:\apache\htdocs\wordpress.
Step-2: Run the apache http server and type localhost/phpmyadmin into the browser and login into the phpmyadmin by giving mysql username and password. Now, create a database say wordpress.
Step-3:Now, type in your browser localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php. This will open localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/setup-config.php which will look like which is shown below. Now click continue.
Step-4:Next page will ask you to provide necessary database login details to make a database connection. Enter the details like database-name, username, passowrd, hostname etc. and click Submit.
Step-5:Next page will ask you to create a new wordpress user which will be used to login into the wordpress. Provide username, passowrd and email and click on Install Wordpress.
Step-6:If you have completed all the steps correctly, you will be asked to run the installation. It will take a minute or two after that wordpress will be successfully installed on your localhost in windows.
Step-7:After the installation is complete you will see a success page and will be asked to Login.
Published on August 24, 2021