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How to Install WordPress on WAMPP


This tutorial will teach you, in a straightforward manner, how to install Xampp (Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP, Perl) on a computer using the Windows XP operating system, and install Wordpress on it to test and develop your own website or blog.

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October 24, 2011
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  1. · How to Install WordPress on WAMPP
  2. · Setting Up MySQL Database and Wordpress on WAMPP

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How to Install WordPress on WAMPP - Setting Up MySQL Database and Wordpress on WAMPP
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Before you can install WordPress on your WAMPP, you will need to set-up a MySQL database. Click the "Admin" button next to MySQL in the XAMPP Control Panel:

This will launch PHPMyAdmin. Click on the Databases tab and enter a new name for your database, then click the "Create" button to create your database.

Your database has now been created and you are finally ready to install WordPress locally.

Installing WordPress Locally on a WAMPP

To begin installing WordPress on your WAMPP, you will need to download the CMS (Content Managament System). You can find it at:

http://wordpress.org/download/

Once the file finishes downloading, you will need to drag it into the htdocs folder of your xampp directory, usually located at: C:\xampp\htdocs:

Unzip the file and wait for it to extract. Once it does, find the file:

wp-config-sample

and open it in your favorite editor (DreamWeaver, Notepad, etc). You will see a group of settings inside. Change the following:

define('DB_NAME', 'what ever you named your database');

define('DB_USER', 'root');

define('DB_PASSWORD', '');

define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Once the changes have been made, Save File As wp-config.php in the C:\xampp\htdocs\Wordpress folder.

Finally, open a new Internet browser and type in the following URL:

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

You will be asked to fill in some details, such as a Site Title, Username, Password, and E-mail. Once finished, click on the "Install WordPress" button.

To test your install and to access the Administrator page of your WordPress site, go to the URL:

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin

To see the Front side of your website (what visitors would see if they visit your website), go to the URL:

http://localhost/wordpress

 


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