How to Create a Local WordPress Site Using XAMPP

I think all wordpress users should have to try a local site of  wordpress on there PC. The benefits are – you can test themes, plugins, and a blog’s design.

Local installations of WordPress aren’t just for developers. It is also very usefull for others. Some people think that it’s complicated process. But in reality it’s not. Now I tell you how to create a local wordpress site using XAMPP.
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1.     Install Xampp

If you want to run a local wordpress site, you need a local server. This is easily done by a free software called XAMPP. Firstly you download and install XAMPP.

2.     Set Up Xampp

Once the installation was complited, you  need to load XAMPP. You may be presented with a security alert.

Select “Unblock”. Once you have done so, the local server environment should be up and running.

3.     Create a Database

Before we install WordPress proper, we need to create a database. From the same screen where you Started the Apache and MySQL modules, select the MySQL Admin button. This will open up phpMyAdmin in a browser tab. Select the “Databases” tab.

4.     Download, Configure and Install WordPress

Find the location where you installed Xampp and open up the “htdocs” directory. Paste your WordPress folder into this directory. This is where your local website’s files will live.

Once you’re done, save the file and rename it as “wp-config.php”.

Open up a fresh browser tab and navigate to “http://localhost/yoursitename/”, where “yoursitename” is the name of your WordPress site’s directory. You will be presented with a familiar screen:

Fill in the details, hit the “Install WordPress” button, and you’re done! You are now the proud owner of an offline WordPress site:

After this, if you have any problem about this or something else related to wordpress call our WordPress Technical Helpline 


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