How to install wordpress on WAMP, MAMP or XAMPP?

Follow these few COMMON steps to install wordpress on WAMP, MAMP and XAMPP.

Section-1 Download & Unzip wordpress on localhost

Section-2 Creating database for wordpress

Section-3 Installation of wordpress

Section-4 Change Default theme of wordpress

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Section-1 Download & Unzip wordpress on localhost

 

Step-1.1  Download wordpress in .zip or .tar.gz format

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Step-1.2 Open .zip file and click on extract

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Step-1.3 Choose path of your folder. Here I unzip wordpress in “wp-shop1” folder into c:wampwww. You can choose your own.

How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step 1.3

Step-1.4 Following folder structure of wordpress shown in our c:wampwwwwp-shop1 folder.

How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-1.5

 

Section-1 is complete now you successfully unzip wordpress to localhost. To install wordpress you need a database. To create database read Section-2 Create database for wordpress

 

 Section-2 Creating database for wordpress

 

Step-2.1 Open localhost/phpmyadmin on your favorite browser. I like open it in Mozilla. Click on Databases

How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-2.1

Step-2.2 Enter Database name and click on create. Here I create database shop1. You can choose your own database.

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After click on create “Database created successfully” message shown on your browser.

 

Now install wordpress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section-3 Installation of wordpress

 

Step-3.1 Goto browsers address bar and enter “localhost/wp-shop1”. Then page is open as follows:

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Click on create configuration file to install wordpress.

 

Step-3.2 Now you are ready to install wordpress. Click on lets go!

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Step-3.3 Enter Database name which is created in phpmyadmin here my database name is shop1.

Also enter user name, password, host. Here default user name is root & password is nothing. Note table prefix is (optional).

 

How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.3
How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.3

Step-3.4  Click on run the install

 

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How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.4

Step-3.5 Enter your site name, user name & password. Note this user name & password is important. Because after installation & all times when you open the wordpress in admin mode, wordpress ask you admin name & password. So, use strong password here.

 

 

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How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.5

Step-3.6 Click on log in to open login window

 

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Step-3.7 Enter user name & password to open wordpress admin.

 

 

 

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How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.7

 

 

Step-3.8 This window show you your dashboard. It means you install wordpress successfully. This is your admin dashboard. To view your site follows next steps.

Note: To open admin panel of wordpress enter localhost/your-site/wp-admin. “wp-admin” is used for logging into wordpress. Whenever you want to login to

WordPress admin panel then enter localhost/your-site/wp-admin. I use “localhost/wp-shop1/wp-admin”

 

 

 

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How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.8

Step-3.9 Right click on my site -> view site to open your site.

 

 

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How to install wordpress on wamp, mamp and xampp | step-3.9

 

Step-4  OK. This is your site. WordPress show you default theme of wordpress. You can create your own  or use another one. To change theme follow next section.

 

 

 

 

Section-4 Change Default theme of wordpress

 

Step-4.1 To change theme goto your admin panel i.e. opened at “localhost/wp-shop1/wp-admin”

Notewp-admin” is used for logging to wordpress admin dashboard. Ok to change theme click on appearance->Themes

 

Step-4.2 WordPress shows default 3 themes. To activate theme click on activate button of specific theme as you like and click on activate.

 

Step-4.4 Again click on my Shop-> View site    OR    enter on address bar “localhost/wp-shop1” press enter to view your new theme.

 

 

Ok. This is basic tutorial.  Now you successfully download, install & change theme of wordpress.

If you have a about query about wordpress please feel free to contact me.

I hope this tutorial is helpful for you. Thanks.

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Author: maheshwaghmare

WordPress Developer since 2012

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