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How to Install WordPress Manually

WordPress is most popular CMS/Website builder in the world. WordPress is very easy to install and user friendly admin panel to manage your website which makes anyone can create own website by own hands.

Most of the web hosting companies provide installation of wordpress in few clicks. In this tutorial we show how to install wordpress on local computer.

WordPress Installation steps

1) Download WordPress

Download the WordPress package to your local computer from http://wordpress.org/download/. Unzip the downloaded file on your local computer with in C:\xampp\htdocs\ . Once extraction complete you will find wordpress folder inside htdocs folder. Here we will change wordpress folder as wordpress-test as our project name.

Note: You can change your folder name as you want.

2) Create MYSQL Database

As we have previously installed XAMPP on our computer, now we will create a wordpress database name wordpress. To create a database just open browser and type the url http://localhost/phpmyadmin . You will open a database section called phpmyadmin.

For creating a new database click on “New” section of top left side of database lists. Here we will create wordpress-test named database.

Phpmyadmin create database

After creating database, database wordpress-test will added to lest side of phpmyadmin panel with blank table.

Database created

3) Install WordPress

Now browse the url http://localhost/wordpress-test for installation of wordpress and you will see below image.

Wordpress install

Now click on Let’s go and you need to insert details like database name, username , password and table prefix and click on submit for next step. Here i have changed my database username and password to test. By default username is “root” and password is blank(empty). Just enter username as root here, if you haven’t changed your username & password.

Fill the name of database which you have created in the above step. In our case it is’ wordpress’. Fill “root” in username field and leave the password field blank, and fill localhost the database host field.

In the last field, you may define a prefix to all the database tables, and submit.

In the next step, you are prompted to set the title of your site and fill up user information, like site title, username, password and Email.

Fill up the required fields, and press “Install WordPress”.

That’s it. You have installed WordPress. Now, you are in business.

Now, you have installed WordPress locally. You can move on to the dashboard by clicking on the Log in button.

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