How to Install WordPress on Windows

Install Wordpress on Windows

In this tutorial, we will teach you how to install WordPress on a Windows PC. We’ll describe to you all the importance of installing WordPress on localhost and show all the steps that will help you to easily install WordPress on your PC.

If you love to work with WordPress or new in WordPress, you should first install it on your local server. Because it will help you to test your WordPress site easily, show you all the function and appearance of your website. By this, you can easily edit or change your WordPress website according to your wish. Because, when you edited or directly apply changes on your live WordPress site, it can be risky and sometimes cause you to crash your WordPress. Even if you do wrong changes on your WordPress site it will be applied permanently and take your lot of time to again come on the previous state.

So because of some main reason, you should first finalize your WordPress website on your localhost server and then migrate it to the live server.

Benefits of Installing WordPress on Windows

Installing WordPress on your windows system provides you a WordPress environment that allows you to test, edit, add functions and more on your site without affecting your live website. For Installing WordPress in your system, you need to first install local server or localhost on your system. You can read our article on how to install the xampp server on your pc. In this article, we had explained every step that will help you to install the localhost server on your windows.

How to install WordPress Locally on your PC

Installing WordPress on a local server is very easy. You just need to follow some major steps. You can’t install WordPress on your computer directly. For this, first, you need to create a localhost environment on your computer then install WordPress in it.

There are three major steps to installing WordPress.

  1. Create a localhost environment on your system.
  2. Download WordPress from its official website.
  3. Install WordPress on Local Server.

These major steps can be completed by some simple steps.

Step 1 Install the local server on your computer

For installing any CMS, or management system you need to create a localhost environment in your pc.

In this tutorial, we are using XAMPP server. XAMPP is a collection of Apache web server, PHP and MySQL Bundled for Computers. You Can Download Xampp from our Website or can download from official website

For the guide and process of creating a localhost server on your windows system, you need to read our article. How to install Xampp

Step 2: Download WordPress

You can download the latest WordPress version from their official website.

WordPress Download From official Website

Step 3: Installing WordPress on Windows

For installing in your system you need to follow a few easy steps mentioned below.

Step 3.1 Creating a Database

Every website needs a database to store its data. First, you need to create a database for your WordPress site. Go to localhost/PHPMyAdmin on your browser. You will get the database dashboard. Click on “New” and provide a name in the database name field then click on “Create“.

Creating Database for WordPress Website

Step 3.2 Put WordPress in XAMPP htdocs Directory

Extract the WordPress downloaded zip file. Copy this folder

Extract WordPress folder from zip file

Go to the XAMPP directory in your system drive. Open the htdocs folder (Found inside the XAMPP directory) and paste the WordPress folder in the htdocs folder.

Paste WordPress Folder in htdocs folder of xampp

You can rename the WordPress folder name with any name you want. This name will be the URL of the local WordPress site.

Step 3.3 Install WordPress on LocalHost

Now open your browser and type localhost/WordPress (name of your WordPress folder in the htdocs) on the address bar and press enter.

Now the installation process is started. Select language and click “Continue”.

select language in WordPress installation

Then the setup shows you some information to connect your WordPress site with a database.

Click on the “let’s go” button.

WordPress setup provide information about connectivity with Database

Give the Required Information to Database Connectivity

After that, you will get the screen that will ask you about some information such as database name, username, password, host and table prefix.

You need to enter the database name first (the database you have created in the previous step). Then the username is ‘root’ and you can leave the password field empty. You also don’t need to change the home, leave that as by default.

And Click on the ‘submit’ button

Database connectivity information with WordPress

On the next screen, you will get the message that WordPress is connected to the database. And now you can perform your further installation process.

Click on the ‘Run the installation‘ button to further process.

WordPress_message to successfully connect with database

Provide the Website Admin Information

On the next screen, you need to provide a title for your WordPress site. Enter the username and password. And last, provide the admin email.

Once you have filled all the information, click on the ‘Install WordPress‘ button.

Provide WordPress website information in the require field

When the installation process is completed, you will get a Success message.

Now your WordPress website is ready to use.

You can now login to your WordPress website dashboard by clicking on the ‘login‘ button.

WordPress install success message ready to login

Congratulation you have installed WordPress on Windows PC successfully. If you have followed all the mentioned steps, there is no chance of facing any problem in WordPress installation on your localhost server.
If you are beginner on WordPress you should read our other WordPress article too it will help you on your WordPress website.

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