How To Install WordPress on localhost using WAMP for Windows XP
WordPress 3.2.1 is now release. I’m excited to test drive it on my pc and laptop in the localhost first. 🙂
And now it’s been release i’m looking forward to new features and new plugins i might to play with. Plus i’m expecting faster and more elegant themes that i can test and what might i going to used for the future theme of my website.
Here are the Steps / Instructions on How to Install WordPress Locally using WAMP:
2. Download Navicat Lite(in case you need for DBMS). Instructions on How to Install Navicat Lite click here.
3. Download WordPress, Save it at your computer. Extract WordPress zip file.
Make it an appropriate directory on the C:\wamp\www (it differs when you installed WAMP destination path), for example, C:\wamp\www\wordpress and put all the extracted files or contents to the wordpress directory.
4. Run WAMP, (as mention earlier, instruction on How to Install WAMP). Run your Web Browser, (like Opera, Firefox, IE, Google Chrome, and etc…).
Two ways opening your phpMyAdmin :
You can type at your web browser, http://localhost/phpmyadmin or
At your task bar, click WAMP icon (using left-click), then click to phpMyAdmin
5. At localhost – phpMyAdmin, click Databases. Go to create new database. Type on specified field, the name of the database before character sets (collation is the default – to know more about it click here). Let’s say for example, mywordpress. Click create afterwards.
6. After the creation of database, you see the message that your database has been created.
After this, click on Privileges , at Privileges, click Add a new User.
7. At Add a new User, You must type appropriate information. At Login Information,at User name, choose Use text field: and type a username on the text field (e.g. mysample), then Host, choose Local, and the(default is localhost), then Password, choose Use text field: and type a password (e.g. mypassword) and then re-type it again.
8. At Database for user, click on Grant all privileges on database “mywordpress”
Then click Go.
10. At Database-specific privileges, click Check All (To be sure that Data, Structure, Administration are all check).
Then click Go.
Updated privileges is successful.
(Note : Used Notepad ++ much easier text editor supported on php)
11. Go to C:\wamp\www\wordpress. Locate wp-config-sample file. Rename it (Right-click then click Rename or Press F2). Rename it as wp-config.
12. Then open the file wp-config (by using Notepad++, or any text editor), then put necessary information needed to activate your WordPress.
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’); – your database name e.g. mywordpress
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’); – your username on database e.g. mysample
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’); – your password on dbase e.g. mypassword
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); – commonly default is localhost (the hostname)
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’); – commonly default charset (the character set used)
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”); – on default it’s blank, so I just leave it blank, nothing to put on it, unless you know what you’re doing.
Authentication Unique Keys and Salts, change these to different unique phrases, you can grab a unique keys and salts, provided by WordPress, click here to generate.
define(‘AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘NONCE_KEY’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘AUTH_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘SECURE_AUTH_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘LOGGED_IN_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
define(‘NONCE_SALT’, ‘put your unique phrase here’);
$table_prefix = ‘wp_’; – it’s a prefix that the wordpress tables to use on. e.g. usernames = wp_usernames. Got it? 🙂
Leave the others by default value, Once done, save the file.
13. Go to your web browser, and type http://localhost/wordpress, this will forward you to installation of WordPress. http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php
Site Title – the name of your website / site
Username – your administrator username (admin is default)
Password – your administrator password, you must entered it twice on both correct manner.
Email – use any proxy email or perhaps your on email address…
Allow my site to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati. Leave the checkbox by default, it was check.
Click Install afterwards you put necessary information.
14. WordPress Successfully Installed will appear. Congratulations. 🙂
Server requirements for WordPress 3.2.1
PHP version 5.2.4 or greater
MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater
(Optional)(Required for MultiSite) Apache module (for clean URIs known as Permalinks)
The minimum requirements for WordPress 3.1 are PHP 4.3 and MySQL 4.1.2.
See yah laters and have fun on blogging. 🙂
Related References / Entries :
Server Requirements on WordPress
Download WordPress Official Site
How to Install WAMP on Windows by Jcyberinux
Download Navicat Lite Official Site
How to Install Navicat Lite on Windows XP, 7, Vista by Jcyberinux
How to use Navicat Lite for MySQL Connection via Localhost by Jcyberinux
About Character Sets and Collations in General – MySQL Official Site
NOTEPAD ++ A FAST AND BEST SOURCE CODE EDITOR by Jcyberinux
Notepad ++ Official Site Download
Unique Keys and Salts Generator – WordPress Official Site