How to install WordPress on Windows system

WordPress is a free open source software, that means you can download, install and modify it. It is mainly popular for creating blogging website but you can create any kind of website in it.

It is customizable with themes and plugins.

You can easily install it on your local system for creating your project and testing it before making it live.

It this tutorial I am installing WordPress on Windows and using XAMPP.

How to install WordPress on Windows System


Contents

  1. Download
  2. Installation
  3. Run
  4. Conclusion

 

1. Download and Create Project

  • Download the WordPress from the Official website.
  • Copy the zip file and navigate to xampp/htdocs directory on your system and paste it.
  • Extract the Zip file and rename the directory name e.g. wordpress_test.
  • Open PHPMyAdmin in your browser and create a new database e.g. wordpress_test.
  • Open your browser and type localhost/wordpress_test.

 

2. Installation

  • You will see a language selection page. Select your preferred language and click on Continue button.

How to install WordPress on Windows system

  • Instruction page will display on the screen where it tells that WordPress required database and user information while installation.

How to install WordPress on Windows system

  • Click on Let's go! button.
  • Enter the Database name, username, password, database host details. You can change the Table Prefix from wp_ to any other value.

How to install WordPress on Windows system

  • If database successfully connected then WordPress ask do you want to Run the Installation.

How to install WordPress on Windows system

  • Click on Run the Install button.
  • Enter the Site Title, Username, password, email and click on the Install button.

How to install WordPress on Windows system


 

3. Run

Now run your website e.g. localhost/wordpress_test/.

How to install WordPress on Windows system

Log in to your Admin dashboard e.g. localhost/wordpress_test/wp-admin/ to manage your WordPress site.

How to install WordPress on Windows system


 

4. Conclusion

I hope that this article helps you to install WordPress on your Windows system.

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