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How to Install WordPress on Windows Locally using WampServer

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL in existence today, which runs on locally on your computer using WampServer and also on live globally web hosting service. Now we are going to discuss WordPress installation on Windows locally using WampServer.

 Install WordPress on Windows Locally using WampServer

What is WampServer?

WAMP or WampServer is a compilation of Apache web server, PHP and MySQL bundled for Windows computers. Basically, you need WAMP to setup your own local server environment and install WordPress on Windows. There are other clients for Windows such as XAMPP, but we use and recommend WAMP. It is free and easy to use.

Key benefits of installing WordPress locally:

  • Familiar with WordPress
  • Familiar with database
  • Make changes locally and then make changes on your online blog
  • Local test platform.

Basic Requirements:

To start with local WordPress installation, you need to download below mentioned softwares:

  1. Download the WAMP Server. Simply choose the one that applies to your Windows (64-bit or 32-bit). According to your PC operating System.
  2. Download Latest release of WordPress.

Installing  WAMP on Computer:

First extract the download file of WampServer, and run the installation program and follow on-snap instructions. At one point during the installation, WampServer will ask for the location of the default web browser. By default it will use Internet Explorer, but you can change that to Google Chrome or Firefox by locating the browser in Program Files. 



Setting Up a Database for WordPress

First click on the WAMP icon to start the services, WampServer comes with phpMyAdmin, a web based application to manage MySQL databases. Click on the Wampserver icon in windows taskbar and then click on phpmyadmin. 

phpMyAdmin will open in a new browser window. Click on Databases in phpmMyAdmin to create a new database for WordPress. Choose a name for your database and click on Create button.


Installing WordPress on Windows with WAMP

First extract the download file of WordPress, than C:wampwww and paste wordpress folder there. You can rename the wordpress folder to anything you want for example mysite, meshways, etc. Now open a web browser and go to:


Now in Project directory you show your WordPress setup file (as you rename like mysite) Click on mysite, than Click on the Create a Configuration File button to create it.

On the next screen, you need to provide your database information. The database name will be the one that you selected. In our case, we called it test_db. 

Please note that your default database username will be root and leave the password blank. Click on the submit button and WordPress will create a configuration file for you. 

After this you will see a screen informing you that WordPress has successfully created the configuration file, and you can proceed with the installation. Click on Run Install button.

On the next screen, fill out the installation form. You need to choose an admin username and password, and provide admin email address. Finally press the Install WordPress button.  

WordPress will quickly run the installation and create database tables locally on your computer through wamp server. Once done, you will see a success message after the installation. You can then proceed to your WordPress by clicking on the Log in button. You see a login screen of your wordpress admin area like that,

Enter your username and password and login to the main  dashboard of wordpress, and start making your blog.

We hope that this article helped you to install WordPress on your Windows computer using WAMP. Having a local server environment is great practice for learning and testing purposes.

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