Installing WordPress on your computer using wamp

Installing WordPress on your computer using wamp

This is the second part of installing WordPress on your computer using wamp. Earlier I wrote a blog post about how to setup wamp server where you can install WordPress. Now, after you have installed your wamp server, you can install WordPress in that wamp server, so that you can have your WordPress in your localhost. People use WordPress in their localhost for testing purposes to test their new plugin or new theme. If you are newbie and wanted to start blogging, then this is the heads up for you to start your blog. Start your WordPress blog by installing it locally and once you think you have learned how to setup everything, you can get a domain name and hosting to go live and start your blogging career.

Follow this guide to install WordPress locally in your computer using wamp.

Since, I have already explained how to setup wamp, I am assuming you have installed the wamp and all the services are running in it.

Step 1:

Go to http://localhost to access your default page.

Step 2:

As shown in the earlier article, I am assuming you have already extracted your WordPress folder to www directory present in your wamp’s installation folder.

So, to start the installation of your WordPress, access the WordPress folder through your web browser. Since, I have extracted my WordPress folder at www folder, I am access it through the following url

http://localhost/wordpress

or

http://127.0.0.1:801/wordpress

Step 3:

You will then be redirected to the first step of WordPress installation where you will be asked to choose your desired language.

Step 4:

After selecting your desired language, click on Continue to proceed with installation.

Step 5:

Now, in the next step it will ask you to create configuration file which is needed for the installation. To create a configuration file, you need to have a database, database username & password.

Step 6:

In order to go further with your WordPress installation, you need to create a database, database username and password which needs to be provided during the installation.

Since, wamp comes with mysql & phpmyadmin, you can easily create your database credentials.

Open your http://localhost in another browser window.

At the bottom, you can see phpmyadmin which will help you to create a database and database user. Click on phpmyadmin to create a database.

You will be shown in the above screen.

Step 7:

Click on Users to create your database and database user.

Step 8:

If scroll down a bit, you can see Add User link which will help you to create a database user. Click on it to create the database user.

Step 9:

Now, it will ask you to enter your database user details. Enter your desired database name, database user name, database password and for Host, use localhost.

You can also use the Generate button to generate strong password for you.

As shown in the above, I have entered some dummy values to help you understand. And when you have filled all the fields, click on Go to create your database and its user name and password.

Before clicking on Go, make sure you have saved all the details like your database name, password, username for the use in your WordPress installation.

Step 10:

Once you have clicked on Go, you will see a confirmation message.

And under Users overview, you can see the new database created.

Step 11:

Now, coming back to the WordPress installation, which is in other window.

Click on Let’s Go to proceed creating your configuration file.

Then, you will be asked you to enter database details.

Step 12:

Enter your saved database details in the above fields and remove the default data in that. Below you can see the details entered.

You can leave Table Prefix as it is or you can use your own text as table prefix.

Step 13:

Once you have entered all your database details. Click on Submit. If you have entered the details correctly, you will see a Run Install confirmation message.

Like as shown below

If you have entered wrong database details, you will get an error message saying

“Error in Database Connection”

In that case, you need to check your database details and make sure you have entered correct details.

Step 14:

Once you see the Run the Install page, click on Run the install button to start the installation.

Step 15:

Now, you will be asked to enter your WordPress Blog details. Enter your blog name, your administrator user name & password and email address.

Check the Privacy field if you want your blog to be indexed in Google or else uncheck it.

Step 16:

Once you have entered all the details, click on Install WordPress

It will install the WordPress blog in your localhost and after it got installed you can see a success page.

Step 17:

Now, your WordPress blog was installed successfully, you can log into your WordPress blog using your administrator details which you have entered earlier while installing wordpress.

In my case,

My admin login is: yourname
Password: [email protected]^7DO21E)BOVD5

And I can access my blog’s admin panel at

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/index.php

Once, you have logged into your admin panel, you can manage everything in your admin dashboard, like adding posts, installing themes, plugins and many more.

And your regular blog address is

http://localhost/wordpress

If you have a static ip means, you can set your localhost WordPress blog to live which can be accessed worldwide or you can get a domain name and hosting to go worldwide.