In this guide, we will show you how to install WordPress on WAMP. If you are using a Windows operating system, such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, you might want to use WAMP to install WordPress locally on your computer.
To install WordPress on WAMP, you need to have WampServer installed on your computer. You can see our guide on installing and using WampServer on Windows.
1) Download WordPress
To start installing WordPress on WampServer, you need to download WordPress. Go to https://wordpress.org/download/ and download WordPress on your computer as shown below. You can easily extract a ZIP compressed file on a Windows PC without using any other software. So if you don't want to install any program to extract TAR.GZ compressed files, you can download the ZIP file. After WordPress has been downloaded to your computer, extract the compressed ZIP or TAR.GZ file. The extracted file contains a folder named "wordpress".
2) Keep the "wordpress" folder in the "www" directory of WampServer
Copy the "wordpress" folder which you have extracted from the compress file and paste it in the "C:\wamp\www" directory of WampServer. The final folder path should look like C:\wamp\www\wordpress.
3) Create a Database for WordPress
To install WordPress on WampServer, you need a MySQL database. You can see the guide on how to create a database in WampServer.
4) Start Installing WordPress on WampServer
Make sure that Apache, MySQL, and PHP are running in WAMP. Start a web browser, write "localhost/wordpress" in the address bar, then press the enter key. You will see the setup page as shown below. Read the instructions then click on the "Let's Go" button.
5) Enter the Database connection details
Now, enter the database connection details as shown below. You will need to enter the name of the database created earlier in this guide.
Database Name: Database name created by you.
User Name: This is the user name of the MySQL user. The default MySQL user is "root". Enter "root" in this field.
Password: Keep this field empty. The default password for MySQL is empty.
Database Host: localhost
Table Prefix: keep it default.
6) Enter your WordPress Blog or Site Details
Enter the details of your Blog or website.
Site Title is the name your WordPress blog or website.
Enter Username and Password for your WordPress blog or website. You will need the username and password to login into WordPress after it has been installed.
Enter your E-mail. Click on Install WordPress.
If you see the page as shown below, WordPress has been installed on WampServer. Now you can log in into your WordPress blog.
After log in, you will see Dashboard.
Congratulations, you have installed WordPress on WampServer. Now, your WordPress blog is ready to be configured.
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