How to install WordPress?

May 28, 2017 3 Comments

Do you want to get your website ready without coding skills? Well, the CMS will do that for you, more to learn at “How to install WordPress?” It will guide you to the series of steps to install it.Click here.

How to install WordPress?

Hi friends, today I am going to share with you about the awesome and very important topic of How to install WordPress? in localhost and in hosting server that will be helpful to the non-programmers or those who don’t have any coding skills. Well, I assume you have already aware of Content Management System, CMS wherein WordPress falls under this category, if not click here to understand about the CMS.

What is WordPress and Why we should use it?

WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System) basically used for blogging. But wait, with its advanced feature and functionality you can turn your website into a social networking site to an e-commerce website.


Install WordPress in Localhost:

Before going further you must have XAMP, WAMP or MAMP installed on your computer. These are the local servers for Windows and Macintosh that executes the server-side programming languages like PHP. In this blog, I assume that you have your server installed on your computer.

You might be interested in How to install WordPress on a free hosting server?

Step 1: Download the latest version of WordPress from the official website.

Step 2: Create a folder inside the htdocs of the local server; I will name it is as

Step 3: Unzip the downloaded WordPress and copy and paste all the folders and files to the folder.

Step 4: Create a database, by typing localhost/phpmyadmin on your working browser; I will name the database as mygallery.

Step 5: Now the best part, type localhost/, on your browser and the installation window will appear, choose your preferred language and click install.

Step 6: Fill up the details for further installation, put database username as root, database name as mygallery and leave the database field blank (if in case your password is wrong to try root as a password). Leave the other fields as defaults and click install.

Step 7: After successful redirection click Let’s go button.

Step 8: Fill up the details of your website like site title, username, password, email, etc. But, remember to uncheck the discourage search engine checkbox because we are using localhost (You can later check the checkbox).

Congratulations you have successfully installed WordPress on your local machine. To install on the hosting server, follow the same steps as above.

Important link: How to install WordPress on a hosting server?



About the author

I am Raktim Nath, a B.Tech Graduate in Computer Science and Engineering from a reputed University, currently I am working at a Consultancy Firm and I am residing in a beautiful city in Assam called Tezpur. I started this blog sharing my real time technical experience to the world and I hope everyone who views my written Blog gets benefited. I have also my websites called and is up and running.


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