How to install WordPress on localhost
To install WordPress on localhost, you will need to follow these steps:
- Install a local server: To run WordPress on your local computer, you will need to install a local server such as WAMP (Windows), MAMP (Mac), or LAMP (Linux). These packages will install Apache, PHP, and MySQL on your computer, which are required to run WordPress.
- Download WordPress: Go to wordpress.org and click on the “Download WordPress” button to download the latest version of WordPress.
- Extract the WordPress files: Extract the downloaded WordPress files to a folder on your computer.
- Create a MySQL database: Open the local server control panel (usually accessible from the system tray) and create a new MySQL database and user.
- Configure WordPress: Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php and open it in a text editor. Fill in the database name, user, and password that you just created in step 4.
- Install WordPress: Open a web browser and go to http://localhost/[folder name] (replacing “[folder name]” with the name of the folder where you extracted the WordPress files). Follow the prompts to complete the installation process.
After following these steps, you should have WordPress installed and running on your localhost. You can then use your local WordPress installation to test out themes, plugins, and other customizations before deploying them to a live website.