Now as you know what WordPress is, lets move on to the installation part.

Installing WordPress is easy, just as installing any other software on your PC.

How to install WordPress?

Step 1:

Go to www.wordpress.org and click the download WordPress button.

Step 2:

A zip file will be downloaded in your downloads. Double click on the zip file and extract the files to your desired location.

Step 3:

For this WordPress folder to work, you also need an extra control panel, either XAMPP or WAMP, which will help you create sites by being offline through a localhost server.

What is XAMPP and why do we need it for WordPress?

XAMPP is a web server software created by Apache and readily available on https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html for free. It helps the user develop websites locally so that he can first practise his skills and learn more about WordPress. XAMPP provides PHP and MySQL to your computer which are needed, PHP for developing and designing the website whereas MySQL for saving the database of the website.

 

Just download xampp using google and start Apache and MySQL on it.

Step 4:

After that, copy your WordPress folder inside the xampp’s htdocs folder.

xampp > htdocs > WordPress

Step 5:

Now open your browser and write localhost/phpmyadmin in your address bar.

Create a database by clicking on the database button and provide a name and in the adjacent language bar choose collation and click on create.

Step 6:

Type localhost/(the folder in which you have your WordPress folder’s name in htdocs) in your address bar.

e.g: localhost/WP

Step 7:

Click on your WordPress folder being displayed in your browser and then create a WordPress account, but before that create a database as shown in the picture.

In your WordPress account provide the database name as the name you used while creating it on the phpmyadmin page.

In username, provide ‘root‘ as the username and do not set any password, i.e. leave it blank. Rest everything should be kept as it is and setup your database.

Provide all the credentials as per your need and select search engine visibility if you want to use it for a live purpose.

At last install WordPress, login with WordPress by providing your basic credentials.

 

 

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