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Download and Install WordPress
Download the latest version of WordPress.
In order to get WordPress working with XAMPP, we need to unzip WordPress in the right folder. Go to the XAMPP folder on your computer and open the htdocs folder – C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs.
Unzip WordPress into its own folder and rename it whatever you like. For consistency, I’m going to call this installation of WordPress “WP” to match the name of the database I just created.
My installation of WordPress is called “WP.”
In your browser, open the following URL – http://localhost/wp/
In the resulting screen, you will be asked to select the language. Choose your preferred language and click ‘Continue’.
In the next screen, you will be told that some information is needed for installing WordPress. These are the things we will need –
- Database Name
- Database Username
- Database Password
- Database Host
You might not know all the information. Don’t worry, I will provide you with the necessary information. Click the ‘Let’s go!’ button at the bottom.
At this point, you should be on this page –
Provide the following information in the boxes –
- Database Name: Write the name of the database you created a while back.
- User Name: root
- Password: Don’t put anything in this field. Clear any default text and leave it empty.
- Database Host: localhost
- Table Prefix: wp_
Once you have provided the necessary information, click ‘Submit’. In the next page, click the ‘Run the install’ button. You will be taken to a page like the following –
In the ‘Site Title’ field, provide the title of your test site. Then, the ‘Username’ and ‘Password’ fields will let you create an admin account for your site. As you will need this information to log into your website, save or memorize these.
In the ‘Your E-mail’ field, provide an email address. Lastly, the ‘Privacy’ could be used to hide the site from search engines. After making the necessary changes, click ‘Install WordPress‘. If everything is okay, you will be provided with a success page. Click the ‘Log In’ button at the bottom.
This will take you to the login page of your website. Provide the username and password you just provided and click ‘Log In’. If they are correct, you will be taken to the admin dashboard of your WordPress site.
If you can view the dashboard, then WordPress is successfully installed.
For installing WordPress Online, visit our tutorials on Cpanel Hosting and Softaculous Installers