WordPress Installation

by Vincy. Last modified on April 2nd, 2024.

WordPress is the widely used CMS for creating blogs. Installing WordPress is a very easy and simple process. It will take too little time to complete the Installation.

There are many providers in the market that make the one-step WordPress installation possible by clicking the installer tool. In this tutorial, we are going to see the prerequisites and the steps needed to install WordPress in our local system.

Prerequisites: WordPress requires PHP and MySQL. So, before installing we need to ensure that we have PHP and MySQL in our local environment.

If there is no PHP, MySQL in your machine, install them using packages. I prefer XAMPP to create a PHP environment easily.

WordPress Installation Steps

The following list includes the steps to be followed to install WordPress in a local environment.

  1. Download the latest version of the WordPress zip from the official website linked.
  2. Extract the WordPress zip into the PHP root directory.
  3. Create a database for the WordPress application using a database client like PHPMyAdmin.
  4. Rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and configure the database.
  5. Run wp-admin/install.php and enter all the mandatory information and submit the form. It will redirect us to log in.
Written by Vincy, a web developer with 15+ years of experience and a Masters degree in Computer Science. She specializes in building modern, lightweight websites using PHP, JavaScript, React, and related technologies. Phppot helps you in mastering web development through over a decade of publishing quality tutorials.

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