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While installing XAMPP, you will be notified with several
pop-up messages regarding anti-virus and confirmation of installing the software. If you wish to install the software the continue by clicking on ‘Yes‘.
XAMPP setup wizard will guide you through the installation.
Select the components you want to install and un-check the remaining components.
During the installation process, choose a folder to install XAMPP.
I’m going to create a new folder in “C:\xampp“.
Next window, you will be asked that whether you would like to install Bitnami For XAMPP
which provides free installers that can install Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and many other open source applications on top of your existing XAMPP installation.
As we are going to install WordPress website manually, untick on ‘Learn more about Bitnami for XAMPP’.
After completing all the steps during the installation process, Now XAMPP is Ready to install.
After installing the XAMPP setup on your computer, you will be asked to start the Control Panel now then check the option.
To start the server, Click ‘Start’ of Apache and MySQL Module.
Enter the URL – “localhost” or can also Enter – 127.0.0.1 to open the localhost dashboard.
To get WordPress with XAMPP, we need to unzip the installed WordPress folder.
Go to the XAMPP folder on your computer,
Open the “htdocs” folder ( “C:\xampp” )
Unzip WordPress folder into “htdocs” folder.
The unzipped file name in “htdocs” folder is “wordpress“.
Enter the URL – “localhost\wordpress“
Before accessing the WordPress Website, we need to create some information on the database which provides the Database name, Database username, Database password, Database host, Table prefix ( if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database ). Click “Let’s go!“.
To establish a database connection, first, you should create a database in
the database server.
Enter the URL – “localhost/phpmyadmin“
Enter the database name in the first field of “Create database”.
Database name – exampledb
In the second field select the first option “Collation”.
Click on “Privileges“
Click on “Add user account“
Add the login information to create user account.
Click on “Check all” field in Global privileges.
An account is created with the particular details.
Now enter the details in the fields.
Now WordPress can communicate with your database.
Click “Run the installation”
You will be directed to the Welcome page of WordPress installation process.
Fill the information below in the fields.
Click “Install WordPress“
Now WordPress is successfully installed in your device.
IF You are using Self hosted services. you have access to SSH.
You can install the PHP Version with this command
sudo apt-get install php
PHP will update/ install the default version available in Server repository, or if your server package don’t have the latest version available can install latest version available package and then install PHP.
To add a specific version add version number as suffix.
sudo apt-get install php7.1
Check the php Version
Managed Hosting/ cPanel
If your using Managed hosting Server, you may not have access to SSH, but most of hosting services providers like hostgator, bluehost. They will provide cPanel or similar framework to maintain the server.
From cPanel at PHP filed you can update/ Change the PHP Version.
If your hosting provider is not have any option to update the PHP Version, contact the hosting provider.
Don’t forget to add the domain name to the Facebook page settings.
To add the domain name, go to the facebook page settings, click on messenger platform, scroll down you can find the field named Whitelisted Domain, add the domain name of your website in that particular field. Click on save changes.
Now visit your website you can find the Facebook messenger on your web page.
Other Plugin Settings
Facebook App-Id: Facebook App-Id is not mandatory, but by adding app-id analytics page can be viewed.
Color: Can change the Messenger theme color by selecting the various colors and is the field is left blank default color will appear.
Logged in Greeting: This field is left empty for default message and displays the greeting message when the user is logged in.
Logged out Greeting: This field is left empty for default message and displays the greeting message when the user is logged out.