Tuesday, December 2, 2008

How to Install Wordpress on your local PC

The de facto CMS platform at the moment is the Wordpress blogging platform, and this is the basis why a lot of probloggers and even newbie bloggers are rooting for it and embracing this ubiquitous blogging platform.

Over and above that, an army of bloggers contentedly make use of this blogging platform because in the first place it’s for free or commonly known as an open source blogging software.

However, if you decide to have your own domain and blog hosting somewhere else, in this case, you have to fork out money to a certain web hosting outfit to accommodate your blog.

Aside from those important points, a lot of living souls press into service the previously mentioned platform because it has tons of gratis plug-ins that makes it the most powerful, customizable and flexible blogging platform compared to Drupal, Live Journal, Movable Type and Typo.

Plus, by good fortune, the Wordpress blog software can be put and installed on your local PC too which indicates that it’s within the bounds of possibility to try out a particular Wordpress plug-in and any Wordpress template sans buying a webhosting plan.

In effect, before you install the Wordpress to a paid host, you can make sure, any add-on and Wordpress template you want to try out don’t have bugs. Eventually, if you want to position and lodge Wordpress on your rigs, here are the series of steps for you to wrap your mind around.

1. Initially, download the latest version of WAMP server, WAMP means Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP web server.

2. After that, you have to get hold of an up to date Wordpress version at their official site.

3. Next, install the WAMP server executable file on your PC and allows it to pick out the default options while loading.

4. Move toward at the c:\wamp\www directory, and remove or delete the three files you can spot there.

5. Do unzip and dump the Wordpress Installation package at c:\wamp\www directory. Subsequently, edit your wp-config-sample.php which reveals these:

define('DB_NAME', 'Test'); // The default by WAMP
define('DB_USER', 'root');
define('DB_PASSWORD', '');
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Note: Make sure to rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php.

6. Open your Firefox or Internet Explorer browsers and type http://localhost in the address bar. Voila! You Wordpress Install Page pops up out.