Simplest Guide to WordPress Installation

The Simplest Guide to WordPress Installation will teach you how to install WordPress locally on your system. In the first of all you learn what are the systems required for WordPress and then  in the second installation part.

System Requirement for WordPress

First and foremost WordPress requires the following system:

  • Database – MySQL 5.0+
  • Web Server-
    • WAMP(Windows)
    • LAMP (Linux)
    • XAMPP (Multi-platform)
    • MAMP (Macintosh)
  • Operation System – Cross-Platform
  • Browser Support– IE (Internet Explorer), Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari
  • PHPCompatibility – PHP 5.2+
  • Download WordPress

Now inorder to being you can download WordPress on this link https://wordpress.org/download/. And when you click on the link provided above you will see a screen like this snapshot.

Download WordPress

Download WordPress Snapshot


Create Database
  • WordPress requires MySQL database. Now you should create a new empty database with user/password (for example, user as ‘admin’ and password as ‘password’.
  • Then, you can continue with the installation process as discussed further.

 Wizard Setup

Actually setting up of WordPress into your system is very easy. Now you should follow all the different steps describe below will help you how to setup WordPress locally on your system.

Step 1 – First of all you need to extract the downloaded WordPress folder and then upload it into your web server or localhost.

Step 2 – Secondly, you need to open your browser and navigate to your WordPress file path, then you will get the first screen of the WordPress installer as shown in the following screen. In our case, the path is localhost/<Your_wordpress_folder>.

 Language Selection

Screenshot of WordPress Language Selection

Select your language for the WordPress and click on Continue. (arrow Sign)

Step 3 – Now in this step, you can view the information needed for the database before proceeding with WordPress installation.

Database WordPress Installation

Database WordPress Installation Screenshot

Click on Let’s go!

Step 4 – Here, you have to enter the information about the MySQL database as described into the following screen.

WordPress MySQL database

Screenshot of WordPress MySQL database

Database Name – Enter the database name which you have created in MySQL database for WordPress.

Username – Enter the username of your MySQL database.

Password –Enter the password which you had set for MySQL database.

Database Host – Write the hostname, by default it will be localhost.

Table Prefix – It is used to add prefix in the database tables which helps to run multiple sites on the same database. It takes the default value.

After filling all information, click on Submit button

Step 5 – In the fifth step when the WordPress check the database setting it will give you the confirmation screen as shown in the following snapshot.

WordPress database result screenshot

WordPress database Checking result screenshot

Then you should click on Run the Install

Step 6 –  In the sixth step you need to enter administration information.

WordPress administrative details

Screenshot of WordPress administrative details

As you have  seen  in the screenshot  above it contains the following fields –

Site Title – Enter the name of the site which you are going to create in WordPress.

Username – Enter the username as per your choice while lodging in the WordPress.

Password twice – Enter password two times to protect your site.

Your E-mail – Enter your e-mail address which helps to recover the password or any update.

Privacy – It allows the search engine to index this site after checking the checkbox.

After filling all the information, click on the Install WordPress button.

WordPress Installation Success

Screenshot of WordPress Installation Success

Step 7 – Subsequently when the installation is successful, you will get a screen of the stating success as seen in the following screen.

You can view your username and password detail added in WordPress

.Click on Log In button.

Step 8 – And finally after clicking on login, you will get a WordPress Admin Panel as depicted in the following screen.

 WordPress Admin Log In

Screenshot of WordPress Admin Log In

Then you enter the username and password which you had mentioned during installation as shown in step 6 and click on the Log In button.

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WordPress-Comprehensive Overall View

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