How to install WordPress Locally using XAMPP in Windows

Hello readers, This article will be very short and simple. Where I will explain to you how to install WordPress locally in Windows using the XAMPP Control panel. So, just follow this article step by step and you will be able to install and run WordPress on your localhost.

So, I divided entire process into small steps that you can follow easily. So, lets start this guide.

Install WordPress Locally using XAMPP:

  1. Install XAMPP Control Panel For Windows

    First of all, you need to install XAMPP Control panel for Windows, Which you can download from its official website – Click here to download. Install XAMPP for Windows.

  2. Install XAMPP Setup and Follow steps

    Once you have the XAMPP setup file, then just install it as per installation instruction. Remember, while you are installing it then don’t forget to check all these marks. And then leave everything as default and then click on install.

    Install wordpress locally in windows using XAMPP

  3. Install WordPress Zip from Official Site

    Now install WordPress zip file from its official website: Click here to download.

  4. Start XAMPP control panel and servers

    Now open your Xampp Control Panel and start Apache and MySQL server.
    Install wordpress using XAMPP

  5. Creating MySQL Database

    Now open your browser and visit http://localhost/phpmyadmin and here click on the new button. And then give a name to your database and click on create.

    Create Database in PHPmyADMIN

  6. Extract WordPress Zip

    Now create a folder inside C:\xampp\htdocs\folder_name. I’ve created a folder name codechit so the directory will be C:\xampp\htdocs\codechit. Now you have to extract your inside this folder that you just created.

    Once you’ve extracted your WordPress zip then your directory will look like this C:\xampp\htdocs\codechit\wordpress\wordpress_files. You need to move wordpress_files to the parent folder which is C:\xampp\htdocs\codechit\wordpress_files.

    Install wordpress in windows locally

  7. Finally setup WordPress

    Now visit http://localhost/codechit and you will see WordPress installation setup, just follow the steps. Fill the database credentials database_name[‘your_database_name’], username[root] and password will be blank.

    Wordpress Setup installation

  8. Congrats!!!

    Now you can access you wordpress at localhost/codechit.

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