Installing WordPress in Xampp Localhost on Windows 10/11

Published on Feb 20, 2024

WordPress Installation

Hello and welcome to LSET Tech Bites. In this video, we will learn how to install WordPress on the Windows operating system.

XAMPP Download

To Install XAMPP, go to the web browser of your choice
Use the search bar to type XAMPP download. On this page, Click on the first link that appears.
It will redirect you to the XAMPP Official Website
Now to download the XAMPP Installer file, scroll to the XAMPP for Windows and click on the download

As you can see, the file will begin to download. However, depending on your internet speed, it will take some time to do so.

XAMPP Installation

Now let’s install XAMPP on our system.
To Install the XAMPP, double-click the downloaded XAMPP Desktop Installer.exe file.
You might receive a warning like this if you have antivirus software installed Please click Yes to continue.
Now, you will get the standard installer screen To continue, click Next.

Here you can select which components you want to install Then please click next Select the folder in which you want XAMPP to be installed. I’m leaving it at default Here, you can choose your preferred language.

Click next to begin the installation, It will take some time to unpack the files Once the installation is complete, you can launch the control panel to begin using XAMPP In order to install XAMPP and WordPress properly, you’ll need to run these modules:

To start the service, click the start button for the respective module/service. When you click Start Button, the module background turns green and Ports, PIDs populate. The service has been started successfully. Stop is the caption of the button. Stop service with the same button.

Let’s understand the functionality of these futures

Apache Open-source HTTP server Apache(httpd). UNIX and Windows are supported. HTTP services are provided by a secure, efficient, and extensible server.

MySql Open-source relational database management system MySQL. Options for MySQL. MariaDB replaces MySQL in XAMPP. As MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL, nothing changes for the end-user.

FileZilla is included with XAMPP. Windows, Mac, Linux, and other operating systems can use this free and open-source FTP client.

Mercury Mail Transport System (Mercury MTS) handles email. Features-rich, extremely standards-compliant, supports all major Internet mail protocols. Mercury Server comes with XAMPP, making it easy to use and maintain.

Tomcat Server is an open-source Java Servlet Container developed by the Apache Software Foundation. Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language, and Java WebSocket are implemented open-source.

In order to use Tomcat, you must install Java on your computer Otherwise, you will receive the error return code value started/stopped for Tomcat

XAMPP phpMyAdmin

Now Using your web browser, you can check that your local server is working at localhost/dashboard Click on phpMyadmin button

Download WordPress

To Install WordPress, go to the web browser of your choice
Type WordPress download into the search bar. Click the first link you see on this page.

It will redirect you to the WordPress Official Website Now, Click on the Download WordPress You will see the zip file begin to download here.

In Windows, navigate to the folder where XAMPP is installed. That’s C://xampp for me.

Find the htdocs folder in that folder Now Extract your WordPress folder into htdocs Here. Let’s rename the extracted file, I will rename it as lsetuk Then for WordPress installation, you need to create a MySQL database.

To launch PHPMyAdmin from your XAMPP Here type localhost/phpmyadmin/ on the URL bar of the web browser Now here on the top menu, click Databases Here please enter a name for your database and click Create.

Here is the name of your newly created database

Install WordPress

Now let’s visit our test site. Here, you will get the normal WordPress installer.

Remember, your test site is just localhost/foldername (Project name) Here, you will get to the database details, please enter your Database Name, Username and Password Now click on submit After that, here provide the necessary details like title name, username, password and email Then click on the checkboxes to confirm your password and Search engine visibility 

Now, click on Install WordPress it’ll redirect you to the login page Here, you can log in with your valid username and password 

Now after the successful Login, you can see the WordPress dashboard on your screen; congratulations you have successfully installed WordPress in your local system

That’s it in this video. Thank you for watching. Please subscribe to LSET for more updates.

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