How To Install Wordpress By Using Wamp?
This article will show you how you can install WordPress locally on your Windows computer by using WAMP. You would think, why do we install WordPress on windows computers?
Basically, if you want to build a WordPress site, you need to buy a domain & hosting and then launch your LIVE WEBSITE. But, if you don’t want to launch your website, want to try & test the WordPress website, you can do that by following the easiest THREE steps.
Installing WordPress locally helps you test themes or plugins on your local site before using them on your live website. So, when you install WordPress locally, all your website files will be stored on your computer.
It means only you’ll be able to access your website, which is a great way for you to practice making your OWN website without any cost. After you’ve built your website locally, you can move it to a live website.
Follow the THREE most important steps.
Step # 1. Download then Install the Wampserver
Before downloading the wamp server setup, you must be sure which type of operating system is running on your PC, whether you are using a 32-bit operating system or a 64-bit operating system.
You can download the wamp server setup from WampServer official website.
After downloading the required wamp setup, you will install and configure this setup. During the installation and configuration process, you need to define the location of the web browser. By default, it'll be internet explorer (IE).
You can change that by Google chrome or any other web browser by locating it in your computer's program files. Once it's installed, you'll launch the wamp server to continue.
Furthermore, you can watch a video for more clarification How to install WordPress by using WAMP.
Step # 2. Set a database for localhost WordPress setup
Firstly, you have to click on the green color wamp server icon located on the bottom right corner of the screen.
Keep in mind:
If the wamp server icon is red or yellow, the services (Apache, MySQL, PHP) are not running properly. Then you need to restart the services before setting up the database.
Now, you have to click on PHPMyAdmin. Then, it shows you the PHPMyAdmin login screen, where you have to enter the username that is "root" and leave the password field blank. These are the default credentials to login into your localhost PHPMyAdmin. Click on the "Go" button to continue.
Now you have to create a database. Firstly you have to click on the database, then set a database name under your requirement like "test_db," then select the server connection as "collation," and then click on the "create" button. The database is created. Now, you can install WordPress on localhost.
Step # 3. Install a WordPress on window computer by using WAMP
Firstly, You have to download the latest version of the WordPress zip file and then install it on your Windows computer using WAMPSERVER.
After downloading the zip file, you have to extract the zip file, copy the WordPress folder and paste it where you installed WAMP.
After pasting it into the C\wamp\www\, you can rename this WordPress folder whatever you want to write like "my site." Now you will open the web browser and also write your website path http://localhost/mysite/ and then press enter.
Then a dialog box appears towards you where you have to select a language, and then you have to click on the "let's go" button to continue. Here you have to enter the database connection detail.
The database name will be the one you entered in the previous step, that is, "test_db," and the username will be "root," and then leave the password field, database host field, and table prefix field as its blank. Click on the "submit" button to continue the procedure.
Click on "Run the installation"
Now, you have to provide the important information. The site title is "my site," enter a username like "admin," set a password, enter the email, and leave the search engine visibility as it is. Then click on "Install WordPress."
After installation completion, a success message will appear, "WordPress has been installed."
Now, you can proceed to your WordPress dashboard by clicking on the login button.
Furthermore, If anybody is facing confusion at any step, you can ask me without hesitation or watch a video containing a step-by-step guide visually: How to install WordPress by using WAMP.