When I started blogging then it was quite laborious job to develop my theme. Every changes in the design codes needed to upload it to my web server to see the result. It was quite time-consuming process as my internet connection was not so fast. Then I started to develop my theme by installing WordPress in Wamp Server. This helped me a lot to design my theme.
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For those blogger who pay for their bandwidth in a paid web server Wamp Server may be life saver. They can test anything in Wamp Server as a local server and then apply for the web. This saves a huge amount of bandwidth.
What you have to download first?
- At first download Wamp server from the official website.
- Download the latest version of WordPress from the official website.
How to install WordPress in Wamp Server and configure it
Install Wamp server in your PC. It is recommended that you should install it in your root drive.
Configure Wamp server
After completion of the installation, double-click on the desktop icon. An icon of Wamp Server appears in the System tray.
Now click on that icon from the System tray and click on “Start All Services”.
It activates your Wamp Server.
WordPress Installation Process:
In order to install WordPress in your Local Server you have to go through several steps which are described below.
1. Creating Database
You can create a database from the phpMyAdmin tool. To open it, click on the icon at the system tray and then “phpMyAdmin”. The phpMyAdmin opens in a new window within your default browser. The address should be “http://localhost/phpmyadmin”. Give any name of the database in the box labeled as “Create database” and click the Create button. The database should be created successfully.
For instance, I have created the data base named as “sample”.
2. Configuring your database
The next step is uploading the database in SQLiteManager. Here it is “sample”.
Click on SQLiteManager from the system tray icon. A welcome page should appear in your browser.
In that page, put the database name (sample), hit the “Browse” button and navigate to the location of your database. The location path is:
Now, check the box named as “Upload Database” then click on “Save”. After completing this step, you should notice that the name of the database has appeared at the left sidebar.
That’s all you have done to start installing WordPress in your Local Server.
3. Configuring WordPress files
At first, create a folder at the location
and give any name of the folder as you like. For example I’m using the name “sample”. The name should not be the same as the database name necessarily. You can give any name.
Now extract the downloaded zipped file of WordPress. Copy the content of the extracted folder and paste them in
Find out the file named as wp-config-sample.php in the same folder (C:>wamp>www>sample) and open it with notepad or any text editor. Look for the part as shown below:
- At the line 1 as shown in the above picture, replace putyourdbnamehere with the database name (here it is sample).
- At the line 2, replace usernamehere with root.
- At line 3, delete the phrase yourpasswordhere and leave it blank.
The file should be like this:
Once you are done, save the file and rename it as wp-config.
4. Getting started with your WordPress blog
- Type “http://localhost/sample/wp-admin/install.php” in your browser address bar and press Enter.
- Fill-up the Blog Title and Your E-mail fields and click on “Install WordPress”.
- This will install WordPress in your local server and the following message box will appear.
- Remember the user name and password and then press login. After logging in, you can change the password as your choice.
If you are facing any problem then please contact me or drop your queries at the comment section.