Thursday, February 17, 2011

Install wordpress on localhost(Own Computer) with WAMP

Complete guide to install wordpress locally (localhost) with wamp
  1. Download and unzip the WordPress package
  2. Install WAMP and open phpmyadmin
  3. Create a DATABASE for wordpress (CREATE DATABASE wordpress_db)
  4. Open WWW folder (inside wamp installation directory)
  5. Unzip wordpress package there
  6. Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php
  7. Open wp-config.php in a text editor
  8. Locate the following
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');

9. Fill with appropriate settings
  • database_name_here == database you created
  • username_here == root (most of the time)
  • password_here == password for root, most of the time leave black (if you not set a password for root)
10. Next Locate the "Authentication Unique Keys and Salts" and click link there to generate Unique Keys and Salts

Replace following with with generated one
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');

11. If you like to have multiple wordpress installations with one DB (Optional)
Find $table_prefix = 'wp_'; and create a unique prefix (I always love to do so, normally I use wordpress version $table_prefix = 'wp_305'; )

12. Now run wp-admin/install.php using a web browser (in my case http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php )

13. Opened window create
  • site title
  • User Name
  • Password
  • and Your E-mail (password recovery)
  • Uncheck "Allow my site to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati" (as you on localhost)

14. Click Install

15. Now if it is successful(as it should), you'll be able to login to your wordpress dashboard via login link


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