Installing WordPress on Windows using WAMP

In this tutorial, i will explain How to install WordPress on Windows using WAMP. WordPress is the best blogging tool and WAMP(Windows Apache MySQL and PHP) is an opensource software, that enable a Apache Server environment.

Things Required

Once you have installed WAMP Server in your system, Unpack WordPress files and copy it to www  folder in WAMP i.e Suppose u have installed WAMP in C:\Wamp  then copy wordpress folder to C:\wamp\www\. Now run WampServer, open a web browser and go to http://localhost or click here. Click on PHPMyAdmin. We use PHPMyAdmin to manage MYSQL.

Step 1: Creating the database:- We need to create database for storing data.

Create a database as shown in the image.

Step 2: Create a Database User and Granting Privileges 
To add new users click on the privileges in PHPMyAdmin, then click on Add new user.

In add user form, Enter
User Name:admin
Leave Database for user as none and check all the Global privileges and click go.

We have finished our job in PHPMyAdmin. Now go to WordPress directory in WAMP (for ex:-C:\wamp\www\wordpress) create a new file by name wp-confi.php with the code below.

 * The base configurations of the WordPress.
 * This file has the following configurations: MySQL settings, Table Prefix,
 * Secret Keys, WordPress Language, and ABSPATH. You can find more information
 * by visiting {@link Editing
 * wp-config.php} Codex page. You can get the MySQL settings from your web host.
 * This file is used by the wp-config.php creation script during the
 * installation. You don't have to use the web site, you can just copy this file
 * to "wp-config.php" and fill in the values.
 * @package WordPress

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');

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

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', '1234');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

 * Authentication Unique Keys and Salts.
 * Change these to different unique phrases!
 * You can generate these using the {@link secret-key service}
 * You can change these at any point in time to invalidate all existing cookies. This will force all users to have to log in again.
 * @since 2.6.0
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');


 * WordPress Database Table prefix.
 * You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique
 * prefix. Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!
$table_prefix  = 'wp_';

 * WordPress Localized Language, defaults to English.
 * Change this to localize WordPress.  A corresponding MO file for the chosen
 * language must be installed to wp-content/languages. For example, install
 * to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de' to enable German
 * language support.
define ('WPLANG', '');

 * For developers: WordPress debugging mode.
 * Change this to true to enable the display of notices during development.
 * It is strongly recommended that plugin and theme developers use WP_DEBUG
 * in their development environments.
define('WP_DEBUG', false);

/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

/** Absolute path to the WordPress directory. */
if ( !defined('ABSPATH') )
	define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/');

/** Sets up WordPress vars and included files. */
require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');

Now in your web browser go to http://locahost/wordpress.You get a simple form to install wordpress.

Once you enter the details and click install. WordPress would be installed in your machine.

So whats next? log in to WordPress installed in your system, Design new templates, plugin etc All the best!

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