How To Install WordPress Locally Under Windows XP

Posted by Lasantha Bandara on October 25th, 2009 File Under : internet, wordpress1 Comment

1.Get XAMPP lite for Windows and install it. ( C:\Program Files\xampp )

2.Browse to C:\Program Files\xampp and double click setup_xampp.bat.

Now you can see the screen like this:

3.After that, double click xampp-control.exe.

xampp-control panel will open:

4.Now start the Apache and Mysql services.

5.Open your internet browser and type http://localhost/ and press enter.From the menu on the left column, choose your preferred language.

6.Now click on phpMyAdmin.

6.Enter "wordpress" (without quotes) in the "Create New Database" Field, and select utf8_unicode_ci in the drop down box in the next field.

Click on Create. The Xampp setup is now complete.

7.Download WordPress and unzip it under C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs.

8.Now go to C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs\ can see a file named wp-config-sample.php. Open it in notepad or other text editor and replace the default values as below. Save the file as wp-config.php (under the same folder).

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'root');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', '');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

9.Open your browser and go to http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php , follow the instructions and you are done.

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One Response to “How To Install WordPress Locally Under Windows XP”

  1. Aditya Saini says:

    This was something different as normally Host itself give all details to install wordpress but anyway good thing to learn.

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