WordPress is the most popular open source Content Management System (CMS), used by approximately 120 million websites. WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade. Easy to use and flexible for use.
WordPress can be used locally, where you can design your website locally without being deployed on the world wide web yet. Here, we will be discussing how to install WordPress locally.
Now, let’s get to work.
- Download the latest version of WordPress here and unzip the file downloaded.
- Download the WAMP server here and make sure you download the compatible version and bit.
- Start the Wamp server
4. Open the Wamp file and locate the www file which is the public html folder.
5. Open the file and create a new file you’d want to start a project with.
6. Copy all the files in the unzipped file to the new file you created in your C: folder.
7. And then click localhost/phpmyadmin on your browser, create a new database and name it with your project folder name.
Setting up WordPress on your Wamp server:
7. Create a configuration file from your file: Open the wp-config-sample.php and change the default DB_NAME to your project name and DB_PASSWORD can be nothing, by deleting the default ‘password_here’
8. Then save the fike and rename the folder wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.
9.You may be unable to run the file atimes but you can restart all wamp services.
10. After running your WordPress successfully, you’ll need to configure your username, site name and password to your choice.
11. Then log in with your chosen details.
12. And you can successfully log in and design your wordpress website.
13. You can change your theme, plugins, the way it appears and design your website to your satisfaction.