WordPress Tutorial: Install wordpress to Local drive and Demo WP site

As I mentioned and posted lots of article about wordpress in my tech blog called care4tech.com, now I am going to drive a solution for step by step guide to install wordpress locally. Lot’s of wordpress users are trying to demo their wordpress blog post instantly as well as quickly.

Advantage of wordpress dashboard for local access user:

Quick demo and preview wordpress theme demo.

Understanding wordpress functionality including MySql and PHP.

Practicing more in blog posting method.

No need of internet connection- Offline wordpress demo

How to install WordPress installation on local windows drive?

Here is the tutorial to install wordpress admin dashboard on Windows OS (Linux, Mac tutorial coming soon).

Step 1: Install XAMPP server (step by step installation guide to install XAMPP on windows OS).

Step 2: open installed XAMPP server and start Apache module and MySql module as shown in below.

Step 3: Open http://localhost/xampp/ and choose your language and start to create Mysql database for WordPress data access by selecting phpMyAdmin.

Step 4: In MySQL localhost server create new Database as your desired name and create as shown in below.

Step 5:  Download latest version of wordpress folder from wordpress official site.

Step 6: After download complete Unzip wordpress folder and copy wordpress folder into C:\xampp\htdocs or C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs.

Step 7:  Go to C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs\wordpress.

Find wp-config-sample.php file and open in notepad or other text editor and replace the default values as below. In DB_Name type your wordpress database name as in step 4.

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress sample');
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root');
/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', '');
/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

And finally save the file name as wp-config.php (under the same folder).

Note: In Notepad go with Save as option and and choose save as type field to all files.

Step 8: go to Browser and copy and paste http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, and get wordpress local host and provide the following information and install wodpress.

Note: Save username and Password for your reference.

Step 9: Open http://localhost/wordpress/wp-login.php and login to wordpress dashboard

Step 10: To preview your wordpress site go to http://localhost/wordpress.

The above tutorial helps to find wordpress on your local system when anyone don’t have internet connection or in offline mode.

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