Select Page

Installing a WordPress on your desktop and computer is quite tricky than using One-click installation feature offered by most of the hosting company.

However, if you want to master WordPress, you might need to consider familiarizing the offline setup.

At first, I felt it’s really hard and it required programming knowledge but these 3 tricks can save three forth of your time. 🙂

Step 1 – Install and Configure The Xampp Console

  1. Install a xampp on  your desktop or laptop.
  2. After installation, you will see a console that’s compose of 5 modules.
  3. Run the Apache and MySQL module by clicking the start button.

Setup WordPress Offline Site

Beside Mysql row, click the admin button to create a database or you can simply go to localhost/phpmyadmin/ to access the phpmyadmin console.

  1. To add a database, click the New
  2. Name your database (right now I used wp, you can rename it whatever you want).
  3. Click the check all
  4. Hit the create button

phpmyadmin - localhost

Step 2: Placing The WordPress Files On The Right Directory

Download the WordPress file and unzip it inside the htdocs folder. Usually, it is located at C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs.

So basically, it look like  C:/Program Files/XAMPP/htdocs/wordpress/

Note: you can rename the wordpress folder, just keep in mind that this will serve as the extension of your local link. Since we use wordpress, our front-end link will be localhost/wordpress

You can see the WordPress is already live but in order to make it work, you need to connect the database that we have created in step 1.

Step 3: Connecting the Database

In the process of installation, simply select a language and follow the instruction until you reach the database Q&A field. For other option, you can also edit the wp-config but for those new for coding, let’s just stick to front-end configuration. 🙂

how to setup wordpress offline

Here’s the format

  • Database Name: WP (this is the name we have used in the database
  • Username: Root (we’re using root since we’re installing the wordpress locally)
  • Password: leave it black
  • Database host: localhost
  • Table Prefix: wp_

Lastly, name the general settings.

And now, you have a demo site..

Local WordPress Installation Highlight Of The Day | Tweetable

WordPress installation is not tricky, you just need to do it slowly or else your site won’t be live quickly – Angelic Sanoy

Related topic:  How to permanently remove malware on your WordPress site