XAMPP is a localhost and in the previous article, we showed how to install XAMPP on your PC. Now here are few steps to know how to install WordPress on XAMPP.
Steps To Install WordPress on XAMPP
Once the WordPress package has been downloaded you need to extract the zip folder and copy the extracted folder to the htdocs folder inside the XAMPP directory folder.
You have to open Xampp control panel from the start menu. Now start the Apache and MySQL to run WordPress on your system.
Now move to the browser and type in the URL: localhost/dashboard in your browser for beginning the installation process of WordPress.In this page, click the menu phpMyAdmin.
Once it enters click on the database button which is present at the top of the page to create a database. In the database column, give the database name and choose utf8_general_ci and then click the create button. Now the database is been created.
Name Database by using below screenshot
Next again go to the browser and type the URL localhost/WordPress.
Now you are redirected to WordPress setup page. In that page, choose language and then click on continue button.
In the next immediate page click on let’s go button.
Now enter the database connection details like.
Database name: Put what you create early
Password: not necessary
Database host: localhost(default)
Table prefix: wp_ (default)
Click on the submit button once the details are entered.
Now click run the installation button.Once run the installation button is clicked, fill the site title, username, and password and then click the Install WordPress button.
Now WordPress is successfully installed on your PC. Now we will Login to your site by typing the URL: localhost/wordpress/wp-login.php
Prabhu Ganesan provides his web development and WordPress services independently. He is the founder of WPBlogX. He is very much involved in WordPress as it becomes second nature for him. You can get in touch with him by visiting his website – WPBlogX.com and you can also find him on Twitter @gprabhucbe.