October 20, 2023

How to Locally Install WordPress on WAMP

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Installing WordPress on a local machine can be incredibly useful for testing, development, and even learning. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through how to install WordPress on WAMP, a popular local development environment for Windows users.


Please make sure you have the following installed and activated:

Download and Install WAMP Server

  1. Navigate to WAMP Server’s website
  2. Switch the language to English if the site appears in French.
  3. Click on ‘Start using WAMP server’ and choose the version suitable for your Windows computer.

Tip: WAMP Server is only for Windows. Mac users can use MAMP.

  1. Download the software from Source Forge.
  2. Run the downloaded file and follow the installation steps.

Note: Install WAMP Server in c:\wamp or d:\wamp. Avoid spaces or diacritics in your folder path.

Configure WAMP Server

  1. Open the WAMP Manager from the start menu.
  2. Check if all services are running. You should see a WAMP server icon in your system tray.

Tip: If the services are not running, restart the WAMP server.

  1. Open your web browser and type localhost to check if the WAMP Server is running correctly.

Download WordPress

  1. Navigate to WordPress.org
  2. Click on ‘Get WordPress’ and then click on ‘Download WordPress’.
  3. Extract the downloaded file to C:\wamp\www.

Note: Make sure to extract the files correctly, or the installation won’t work.

Create a Database in WAMP Server

  1. Open a new browser tab and type localhost.
  2. Navigate to PHPMyAdmin and click on ‘Databases’.
  3. Enter a name for your database, for example, WordPress_site, and click ‘Create’.

Install WordPress

  1. Navigate to your new WordPress project in localhost.
  2. Click on ‘Let’s Go’ and enter the database details.
    • Database Name: WordPress_site
    • Username: root
    • Password: (leave blank)
    • Table Prefix: (enter a random number)
  3. Click ‘Run the Installation’ and fill in your site details.
  4. Click ‘Install WordPress’.

Tip: Copy your password somewhere safe.

  1. Login to your new local WordPress site using the credentials you just created.

Install WordPress on WAMP – Conclusion

Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed WordPress on WAMP! You now have a local WordPress environment to experiment and develop on. If you have any questions or run into issues, feel free to drop a comment below.

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