Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Local Wordpress Installation using WAMP server - Tutorial

Wordpress - Word's Most widely used Open Source Content management System (CMS). WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. WordPress is well-known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances, installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete. This blog addresses step by step installation of Wordpress.

What is WordPress?
WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. WordPress is an open source blogging tool and Content management system (CMS) based on PHP and mysql. Know more about Wordpress.

WordPress users may install and switch between themes. Themes allow users to change the look and functionality of a WordPress website or installation without altering the information content or structure of the site.

One very popular feature of WordPress is its rich plugin architecture which allows users and developers to extend its abilities beyond the core installation. 

Widgets are small modules that offer users drag-and-drop sidebar content placement through the implementation of plugins' extended abilities. 

To run WordPress your host just needs a couple of things:
PHP version 5.2.4 or greater

MySQL version 5.0 or greater

The above requirements are fulfilled by installing WAMP Server which stands for Windows,Apache,Mysql and PHP. To install a WAMP server on your windows machine, follow this link.

Once you finish installing WAMP Server. You can continue installing Wordpress on it.
Download latest Wordpress files from Wordpress website:

Copy downloaded files ( to your following location:C:\wamp\www

Extract zip files to that folder. Once extraction is completed, turn on your wampserver in the tray. Once wampserver is online it turns green as shown in the figure below.

Step4: Click on the Wamp server icon and click Localhost. Localhost URL will open in default browser as shown in the figure below. And you would see the Wordpress folder which you have extracted under Your Projects section

Step5: Click on Wordpress folder and follow the screens to install Wordpress.

Step5.1: Click on Create Configuration File
Step5.2: Click on let go button

Step5.3: Enter Username: root and keep the password field blank. And keep other fields as default

Step5.4: Click on Run the Install button

Step5.5: Before installation you need to provide minimum site details to Wordpress.
Site Title:  For now it you can just add TEST later you can modify it.
Username and Password: This is login credentials for your Wordpress site
Username: admin 
Password: Your wish (Remember this password)
Give your email id incase if you forget your password or username you can retrieve it back.
Since you are installing Wordpress on local server uncheck All search engines to index this site.
Once completed click Install.

Once finished filling this form you will be acknowledged with confirmation of installation and your password with a login button:Press login button

Step5.6: You will redirected to the Wordpress login page where you can enter your username and password which you registered with in step5. 5.

Enter your Username and Password and click Login. You will be redirected to Wordpress Dashboard.
Yes you are all set. Your new WordPress application is installed. You can use the Login In button to access your administrative backend and start posting on your new site.

Next time when you want to login to Wordpress you can follow these steps:
1. Start your WAMP Server.
2. Launch this URL on your Browser: http://localhost:8181/wordpress/wp-login.php

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