How to Install WordPress on Localhost

To install WordPress on a localhost, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install a local server environment on your computer, such as XAMPP or WAMP. This will allow you to run a local WordPress site on your computer.
  2. Start the local server and open PHPMyAdmin from the server control panel.
  3. In PHPMyAdmin, create a new database for your WordPress site.
  4. Download the latest version of WordPress from wordpress.org and extract the files to a folder on your computer.
  5. Rename the “wp-config-sample.php” file to “wp-config.php” and open it in a text editor.
  6. Edit the “wp-config.php” file to include your database name, username, and password.
  7. Save the “wp-config.php” file and move it to the root directory of your WordPress installation.
  8. Open a web browser and go to “localhost/your-wordpress-folder” to access the WordPress installation wizard.
  9. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the WordPress installation.
  10. Once the installation is complete, you can log in to your WordPress dashboard at “localhost/your-wordpress-folder/wp-admin” using the username and password you specified during the installation process.
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