WordPress is an open source free CMS (Content Management System) based on MySQL and PHP. Installing WordPress in Windows is a very simple process. No more time takes for installing WordPress. Before installing the WordPress you have to ensure that your web hosting provider fulfills the necessary software and conditions. You must have an access method to the server and some tools also. You must have PHP, MySQL, and HTTPS support. For that, you have to install XAMPP or WampServer on your local computer.
WordPress Installation Guide
If you have already downloaded WordPress zip file then you don’t need to download again. If you don’t have then you have to follow the WordPress download steps.
- Step 1
Go to https://www.wordpress.org
- Step 2
Click on Get WordPress button
- Step 3
Click on Download WordPress
- Step 4
Open downloaded file location and unzip the WordPress zip folder.
- Step 5
Open unzipped folder and copy wordpress folder
- Step 6
Open htdoc folder of XAMPP server (eg.C:\xampp\htdocs) and paste
- Step 7
Rename wordpress folder according to your site name e.g mysite.
- Step 8
Run XAMPP server and Start Apache and MySQL
- Step 9
Browse http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ and create a database for your site. e.g mysite_db
- Step 10
Select language form the list and click on Continue button
- Step 11
Click on Lest’s go! button
- Step 12
Give database name in database field(e.g mysite_db which you already created in phpmyadmin) See Step 9.
Type root in the Username field
Leave blank in the password field
Do nothing for other fields
Click on submit button
- Step 13
Click on Run Installation
- Step 14
In Welcome page fill the
- Step 15
In Success page click on Log In button
- Step 16
In Log In screen, log in with your user name and password
- Step 17
After Log In you can view WordPress dashboard where you can create a WordPress Site.