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Install XamppServer

XamppServer provides an apache server emulation. Installing XamppServer on your machine will make your machine will allow you to run WordPress on your machine.

Download XamppServer on to your computer by clicking here

Download wordpress files by clicking here

Double click on Xampp-win32-1.8.2 and install XamppServer on your windows computer.

Click on XamppServer(task bar icon at bottom right side of your screen), in the pop up menu click phpMyAdmin.

phpMyAdmin opens, click on databases. Create new data base and name it as wordpress, and it will create the new database.

Installing WordPress

1. Extract the wordpress files from the wordpress-3.5.2 zip file.
2. Extract the files and copy all files to c:\Xampp\htdocs\wordpress(Projectname) folder
3. open c:\Xampp\htdocs\wordpress\wp-config-sample.php
4. Modify the following

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘’ ); // …and password none
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // leave it like that

Your database name should be wordpress.
Your db_user name should be root.
The db_password should be left blank

And save the above file as wp-config.php

In the browser window, go to localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

  1. Enter your blog title/name.
  2. Click Install WordPress.
  3. Copy the username and password in to notepad.
  4. Click Login.
  5. WordPress is now configured.

To access your wordpress admin page go to – localhost/wordpress/wp-admin
To access your wordpress website go to Dashboard

Top left click on blog title, and then Visit Site, this is your basic wordpress site.

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Install WampServer

WampServer provides an apache server emulation. Installing WampServer on your machine will make your machine will allow you to run WordPress on your machine.

Download WampServer on to your computer by clicking here

Download wordpress files by clicking here

Double click on WampServer2.4-x86 and install WampServer on your windows computer.

Click on WampServer(task bar icon at bottom right side of your screen), in the pop up menu click phpMyAdmin.

phpMyAdmin opens, click on databases. Create new data base and name it as wordpress, and it will create the new database.

Installing WordPress

1. Extract the wordpress files from the wordpress-3.5.2 zip file.
2. Extract the files and copy all files to c:\wamp\www\wordpress\ folder
3. open c:\wamp\www\wordpress\wp-config-sample.php
4. Modify the following

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘’ ); // …and password none
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // leave it like that

Your database name should be wordpress.
Your db_user name should be root.
The db_password should be left blank

And save the above file as wp-config.php

In the browser window, go to localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

  1. Enter your blog title/name.
  2. Click Install WordPress.
  3. Copy the username and password in to notepad.
  4. Click Login.
  5. WordPress is now configured.

To access your wordpress admin page go to – localhost/wordpress/wp-admin
To access your wordpress website go to Dashboard

Top left click on blog title, and then Visit Site, this is your basic wordpress site.