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How to install WordPress on WampServer

Installing WordPress on WampServer is very useful for developing and testing WordPress websites, first we will need to install and activate WampServer on your computer, If you have it already installed you can skip the following step.

Step 1: 
Visit WampServer  website to download it. Select the proper WampServer for you machine (64 BITS or 32 BITS)

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Install WampServer. you can be sure that it’s working properly  when it’s icon turns green at the task bar and a folder called “wamp” created on you “C” drive.
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Step 2:
Create Database on WampServer for your WordPress website. You have to open phpMyAdmin.. Click on the WampServer icon in the screenshot above a menu should show up. Click on phpMyAdmin.

WordPress mechanic WampServer menu
Or open your browser and go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin .

WordPress mechanic phpMyAdmin loginYou can select your language.. Username  should be “root” password should be empty. click  go, No you should be logged in. Click on Databases at the top bar, insert your new database name for example “mywebsite_db” and the database collation utf8_unicode_ci is working fine with most of the languages, then click create.

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The new database should show up on the left side bar and we are ready for the third step.

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Step 3:
Download WordPress, You have to download WordPress zip file  from wordpress.org

WordPress mechanic Download WordPress orgDownload the folder in C:\wamp64\www, Then extract it and rename “wordpress” to your website name “mywebsite”.

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Step 4:
Install WordPress, Now you have to open your browser and go to http://localhost/mywebsite/
select your website language and click continue.

Next step WordPress is checking that you have all the requirements to continue installing WordPress.

  1. Database name
  2. Database username
  3. Database password
  4. Database host
  5. Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)

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We already have this information.. click “Let’s go!”.

Now you will have to fill in the database information that we already did in step 2.

  1. Database name “mywebsite_db” The database name we have created in step 2.
  2. Database username “root” as its the localhost phpMyAdmin default.
  3. Database password  “” it should be empty as its the localhost phpMyAdmin default.
  4. Database host “localhost” Because we are using localhost.
  5. Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database) wp_

WordPress mechanic Setup Configuration Step 3

After yo fill in the information click “Submit”.

“All right, sparky! You’ve made it through this part of the installation. WordPress can now communicate with your database. If you are ready, time now to…” The famous WordPress welcoming.. you are going to see this message many and many times 🙂 .. click Run the installation.

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Last step in the installation is to fill in your website information and login credentials.

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– Site Title: mywebsite
– Username: username “select a user name for your WordPress website dashboard”.
– Password: you can generate one or add you own.
– Your Email: add your email where will receive all website notifications.
– Search Engine Visibility

Save your username and password, Then click on “Install WordPress”.

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Now ever thing is ready just click on “Log in” or go to http://localhost/mywebsite/wp-admin
Enter your username and password and click “Log in”.

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Congratulation we are done… your WordPress website is ready..

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and you can visit your website front-end http://localhost/mywebsite/

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Thanks 🙂

By |2018-11-09T21:50:12+00:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: WordPress|0 Comments

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