WordPress is a great and easy to use CMS platform to build a fascinating blog/website. But! you know, to build a blog with WordPress.org is need a budget, to purchase the domain names buy web-hosting,
The good news is there is another way to learn how to use WordPress. Is by run a WordPress test site on your computers local server. And you can even do it while your PC is offline. Cool eh?
In this post, I will show you how to learn using WordPress as Content Management System using WAMP server in Windows.
Actually, you can just click on Next > next > next button to install it in default mode.
But your default browser will be the classic Internet Explorer, and maybe the application will be installed on drive (D:) if you don’t pay attention.
So, here I just try to make sure that you install it in the right places and use the browser you like.
I recommended Google Chrome to use as a browser. And also make sure your system is ‘up to date’ in redistributable packages like; VC9, VC11, VC13,
During the installation process, you’ll
When the installer asks where to install. Choose in Local Disk (C:) or in Desktop if you like. Let the other set
#Windows 10 installation error fix
Most of Windows 10 user often disable auto-update features. Mostly by doing force method. Since Windows 10 have no option to disable the auto
By do that force method, is causing some of the
There is two option to fix it:
First, option; just go to Microsoft official website to download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio and install it.
The second option; go to dll-files.com to download MSCVR110.dll and install it manually. To install the dll file, just copy and paste in Local Disk (C:) > Windows > SysWOW64 (Important! download the file for the system you are running 32 or 63bit)
You’ll need administrator permission to copy these file. When
Create database in localhost
Before installing WordPress you need to create the
To do it, open WAMP server by double click the app shortcut in your desktop.
Then navigate your mouse to the left of Windows Taskbar and click the Wamp icon.
Next, click on ‘Local Host’ to open Wamp server localhost page in the
In localhost, go to ‘Tools > phpMy
In phpMyAdmin page, you’ll
In user name type root and in the password form, let it empty and press enter or click Go to login.
Create new database
To create the
Then name the database for example ‘blogtest’ then click Create.
Now you have the database, we continue to the next step.
To install WordPress first got to where you choose the
In Disk (:C) open the folder wamp64 > www then create New Folder and name it blogtest just like the name of the database. Extract WordPress in blogtest folder using Winrar or any zip extractor.
When done, go to Wamp server home page/localhost. Now you see the
To access it, type or just copy and paste in the browser bar this URL: localhost/blogtest/
When the directory is open click on the
Start with choose your language first.
Then click Continue and you will get the welcome message from WordPress. Read it, then click Let’s go.
Enter your database name. In this example, is
And let the rest by default then click Submit.
WordPress now ready to Run the install …
Pick the name of your test site, for user name make sure to make it unpredictable. In the real online sites, it’s very important.
For testing purposes maybe it’s okay to use a short password by check ‘Confirm use of weak password’. But in the
Use your email for password reset etc. Then click Install WordPress.
Optional! because this is just for testing, it’s better to check for Discourage search engines from indexing my site. see screenshot below for the example.
Click on the
Right there, you will see a welcome message and some useful link to get start it. To learn and explore how to use WordPress as CMS (Content Management System)
To access your test site again later, just run the Wamp application and use this URL to access your wp-admin login page in your browser: localhost/blogtest/wordpress/wp-admin/ on some cases theURL also can be localhost:8888/blogtest/wordpress/wp-admin/
Now you have known the fundamental of how to build a site using WordPress. When you are ready to create an online site my recommendation is to host your site on SiteGround.
P.S. Here is a link to the