How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

In computer networking, Localhost is used for accessing the networking services that are running on the host of loopback network interface.

Localhost describes the local computer address which is also known as the loopback address.

For example, when a Web browser is running on your computer, your computer is considered to be the ‘Localhost‘.

A Localhost will provide you with an environment that you are working on real-time i.e live site.

Enabling a Localhost allows you to set up and work on websites without any network configurations.

Features:

  • Fast, Efficient Code
  • Secure Interfaces
  • Easy Integration
  • High Extensibility

Download ‘XAMPP’

XAMPP allows you to create a local web server with a simple and lightweight solution.

XAMPP stands for cross-platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP and Perl.

Download – ‘XAMPP‘ 

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Click to download Latest Version7.2.6/PHP 7.2.6 for all platforms.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

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‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

XAMPP setup wizard will guide you through the installation.

Click ‘Next’.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Select the components you want to install and un-check the remaining components.

Click ‘Next‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

During the installation process, choose a folder to install XAMPP.

I’m going to create a new folder in “C:\xampp“.

Click ‘Next‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

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’.

Click ‘Next‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

After completing all the steps during the installation process, Now XAMPP is Ready to install.

Click ‘Next‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

After installing the XAMPP setup on your computer, you will be asked to start the Control Panel now then check the option.

Click ‘Finish‘.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

To start the server, Click ‘Start’ of Apache and MySQL Module.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Enter the URL – “localhost” or can also Enter – 127.0.0.1 to open the localhost dashboard.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Download and Install WordPress

Download the latest version of  WordPress

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress on Windows

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“.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Enter the URL – “localhost\wordpress

Click “Continue“.

How to Install XAMPP and 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!“.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress
How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

To establish a database connection, first, you should create a database in the database server.

Enter the URL – “localhost/phpmyadmin

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Click “New

Enter the database name in the first field of “Create database”.

Database name – exampledb

In the second field select the first option “Collation”.

Click “Create

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Click on “Privileges

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Click on “Add user account

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Add the login information to create user account.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Click on “Check all” field in Global privileges.

Click “Go

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

An account is created with the particular details.

Now enter the details in the fields.

Click “Submit

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Now WordPress can communicate with your database.

Click “Run the installation”

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

You will be directed to the Welcome page of WordPress installation process.

Fill the information below in the fields.

Click “Install WordPress

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

Now WordPress is successfully installed in your device.

How to Install XAMPP and WordPress

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