wordpressshdaowWordPress is an excellent platform for creating a website. Anyone having basic knowledge about web site can easily create a website using WordPress. But before creating website you need to install WordPress in your system. It needs a server for installation. All your data will be submitted to the server which you can fetch later on. You can install wordpress in buy buying domain name and hosting in a server like bluehost.com or you can install it locally for your practice.

At first you have to install servers like WAMP or XAMPP. For this post I would assume you want to install WAMP as it is more easier I guess.

Go to the WAMP address  i.e www.wampserver.com.

You have the download button to click. You can see wamp server for different version of windows 64 bit or 32 bit and different versions of PHP.

Select as per necessity.

When you click on download you will get the following warning.

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You must have installed Visual C++. Click here to find out how to find whether you have installed it or not. If it is not installed will get the following error.

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Click on the the Visual C++ link suitable for your windows version. Then you are good to go.

After installing “Wamp Server”, the next step is to create a database where you can store the data which you input in WordPress.

Run “Wamp sever” by clicking on Wamp server  icon on the desktop. After that you should see “Wamp sever” icon on the notification area.

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  • Click on the wamp icon and you will get a menu. Click on “phpMyAdmin”.

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  • You will get the following screen.

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  • You will see the software version details , different database and different tabs. You don’t need to know about them all. Our main task is to create a table.
  • Click on “Database” tab and you will get the following screen.

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  • Under “Create Database box” type a name for you database e.g “chitra” in my case and click on “Create” button.
  • Now you can see your database name as in the figure below.

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Now the next step is to download “wordpress” file from www.wordpress.org.

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  • For this tutorial purpose I will download wordpress 3.5.1 which is the latest version at this moment.
  • Click on the “Download WordPress 3.5.1” button as shown above and you will get the zip file for it.

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  • Extract it and you will get a folder for it.
  • Open the “WordPress Folder” which you extracted and copy all the contents.
  • Now Go to C:wampwww and paste all the copied content from WordPress folder into “www” folder.
  • Now you need to install wordpress.
  • Click on Wamp server icon on the notification are of the taskbar as told above and click on “Localhost
  • You will get the following screen.

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  • If you get the following screen instead of the above

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  • Then in this case you can see “WordPress” folder, click on it then you you will go the wordpress configuration windows as above.
  • Click on “Create a Configuration File” button.
  • You will go the configuration window as shown below.

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  • You will be asked about the database details like name, user, password etc. Just click on “Lets go” button.
  • Now you will get the following window where you need to fill the details

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  • Enter database name. In my case I had created a database name “chitra”. In user name the default will be “root“, password is balnk, delete whatever is there in the box. The rest you can leave as it is.
  • Then click on “Submit” button.
  • You will get the following screen.

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  •  Click on “Run the install” button.
  • Now you will be directed to the welcome screen where you need to fill the details.

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  • Fill in site name i.e your website name, username for the wordpress, password, your email address and then click on “Install WordPress” button.
  • Now you will get a screen where it shows that you are successful in installing wordpress. You will also be shown your wordpress username.

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  •  That’s it you have successfully install “WordPress” in your computer.