How to Install WordPress on WAMP (Beginner’s Guide)

How to Install WordPress on WAMP (Beginner’s Guide)

You can easily install WordPress on WAMP. WAMP can help you to set up a localhost on your PC with the help of PHP, MySQL, and Apache. Don’t be afraid if you do not know any of them. You don’t need to be an expert to install it. In this article, we’ll give the guideline on how to install WordPress on WAMP easily.

Why Install WordPress on WAMP? 

  • Getting familiar with WordPress
  • Get familiar with a database
  • Experience all-new updates
  • Grow proper knowledge of WordPress and test new plugins and themes.
  • Find bugs before product deployment

What is WAMP?

WAMP is a software that creates localhost on your PC by utilizing web server software (Apache), PHP, and MySQL. You may know that PHP is a programming language and MySQL is a database management software. Both of them are required to run WordPress on the live server.

Installing each of this software separately is quite difficult for beginners. That’s why WAMP is here to help you as a beginner!

WAMP makes it easy to build a WordPress website on your computer. There are certainly some other tools in the market like XAMPP, but WAMP is broadly recognized for the best support. Anyway, the differences between them are not so huge. You can rely on both of them.

Read the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org.

How to Install WordPress on WAMP

How to install WordPress

In this step by step guideline, we are going to show you how to install WordPress on WAMP. To start, you need to download the WAMP software first. And also, download the latest version of WordPress. Now, let’s start the installation!

Installing WAMP on Your Local PC

  • Start your local WordPress installation by downloading the WAMP software. Make sure the version matches your OS Bit- 32 or 64. If there is any doubt then select 32 bit, it works with 64 as well as. 
WAMP
  • You will be redirected to a new page.
WAMP redirected page
  • Now click on the green button to start the download process!

The downloading process will finish within a few minutes.

  • Now go to the downloaded folder on your PC. Once you have downloaded WAMPServer, run the installation program just selecting the language. Now exactly follow the on-screen instructions.
WAMP Language selection
  • At one point during this installation, WAMPServer will ask you for the default web browser. By default, it will use Internet Explorer. But you can change that to Google Chrome or Firefox that you have.
WAMP setup finalization

Once you are done with the installation, launch the WAMPServer.

Setting a Database For WordPress

Now it is the time to create a MySQL database for your WordPress installation.

Click on the WAMPServer icon in the Windows taskbar and then click on phpMyAdmin.

WAMP phpMyAdmin

The phpMyAdmin login screen will open in a new browser. By default, the Username will be root, and you can leave the password field blank or can add it.

WAMP login screen

Once getting logged in, click on the Databases in phpMyAdmin to create a new database for WordPress. You will be asked to choose a name for your database, add a name as you like. Then click on the Create button.

WAMP database creation

Installing WordPress on WAMP

You have installed the WAMP server and created your database with that. Now you are ready to install WordPress on WAMP. Just go to the WordPress.org homepage and download the latest version of WordPress.

WordPress download Page

After downloading WordPress, you need to extract the zip file. That will provide you a folder named ‘WordPress’. Now just follow the below instructions-

  1. Copy and Paste the downloaded ‘WordPress’ folder into the wamp folder. Usually located at C://wamp64

Keep in mind that the URL of your local WordPress site will be as your given name. Try to make it simple so that you can remember easily.

2. Now open your web browser and go to http://localhost/yourgivenname/

You will see the installation screen of WordPress. Select your language and give further information as advised.

WAMP WordPress Installation

3. As we mentioned earlier, the username will be root by default and skip the password option as blank.

4. Now, simply click on the Submit button. On the next screen click on Install WordPress

5. Now on the next immediate screen add your site’s title name, username, password, and email, etc.

WordPress setup

On the next page, you will get a message like WordPress has been installed successfully. Click ‘Login’ to continue.

WordPress login

And you are successfully done! You have installed WordPress on WAMP!

Wrapping Up

Installing WordPress on WAMP is not so difficult or time-consuming but a little bit tricky. We hope this step by step tutorial will be helpful for you to create your first localhost site.

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