WordPress is a powerful content management system. At the moment, 34% of the world’s total websites are managed by WordPress. So, you can build a WordPress website without knowing any coding knowledge. Bright Future is waiting for you.
Where will you learn WordPress? The answer is you can learn from the Internet. There is a lot of pro-level content on the Internet. You can determine if you want.
I’m also learning WordPress development myself. When I am well-educated, I wish to create a complete course on WordPress. Now today, learn how to install WordPress on your computer, which means on your local computer. This website will never be connected to the Internet.
If you do not find a shortcut icon on the desktop after setup, go to the C:\xampp folder and create a desktop shortcut for xampp-control.exe.
So with this Xampp software installed, automatic PHP will be installed on your computer. The rests are MySQL and Apache. Both of these need to be launched from the xampp-control-panel.
Now you have to download the WordPress software. Download from this link. After downloading, you will get a zip file.
Now let’s move to C:\xampp\htdocs folder. htdocs is the root folder. Where you have to do all of the work, so create a new folder in htdocs for your project. For example, I have a testsite.
Now unzip your downloaded WordPress zip file into the testsite folder. Note that unzip the data inside the WordPress folder. Not a WordPress folder.
Now you have need to create Database. Go to the browser http://localhost/phpmyadmin. Go to Database > Create a Database and name the database testsite (the name you created the folder). Then click on Create. The Database will be created.
Now go to this address http://localhost/testsite in any browser.
Click on Lets Go.
- Database Name: – The name of the Database you create “testsite”
- Username: – Must provide root. Since localhost does not require any user name.
- Password: – Don’t.
These are basic. Then click on Install WordPress.