Guide to Installing WordPress on a Computer with XAMPP

Installing WordPress on a Windows computer using XAMPP offers greater ease compared to other operating systems, as alternative distributions often require installation in dedicated directories that demand root user access.

XAMPP stands out as the essential tool for seamlessly running this popular CMS and other PHP-based sites. Its integration of APACHE, PHP, and MySQL simplifies the management of web projects such as WordPress and various PHP sites.

It’s worth noting that XAMPP is specifically designed for development projects and not intended for production use. This makes it an ideal platform for theme developers to test their projects following the coding process in applications like Visual Studio Code, Adobe Dreamweaver, and others.

Given XAMPP’s indispensable role in WordPress installations, I will now guide you through the step-by-step process:

1.Download the latest version of XAMPP from their official website, based on your operating system.

2.If you are using a Linux distribution, refer to a specific guide on how to install it on your PC.

3. For Microsoft Windows users, install XAMPP like any other program, ensuring it is installed in a directory without strict permissions.

4. Once installed, launch the program to verify functionality.

5. To confirm proper installation, open any web browser and enter the following URL: localhost/dashboard.

6. Visit to download the latest version of WordPress.

7 .Extract the downloaded WordPress file, then copy and paste the extracted folder into the ‘htdocs’ directory within the XAMPP installation.

8.Run localhost/dashboard on your web browser.

9.Go to phpMyAdmin to create database

10.Create database by clicking new on top left of database setup with name of your choice, for my case I use “bansta” name.

11.The new database will be second after top left of database setup as seen on below image

12.Go to web browser to establish WordPress wizard setup by entering this: localhost/wordpress

13.Continue with WordPress wizard setup

14.Fill and enter database details, name must be the name you used above for creating database, for my case it is “bansta”, by default username is root, left password empty, then submit.

15.Run Installation

16.Fill WordPress details, then install WordPress

17.Done, now yo can log-in into your WordPress here, or access it through >>> localhost/wordpress


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