WordPress – installation and configuration

Author: Dawid Adach

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  1. Go to http://www.wordpress.org and download the latest version of WordPress. Then go back to our server directory at
    XAMPP_HOME/htdocs/wordpresss
    
    and remove existing index.php file (and all other files if there are any) and unzip all archived files into that folder.
  2. WordPress files
  3. Now open our website location:
    http://localhost/wordpress/
    
    you should see the installation screen below.
  4. WordPress installation screen
  5. Press the Let’s go! button, and fil in the form on the next screen with the data that we used to create our database:
  6. Fill the form with the data that we submitted before:
    Database Name  wp
    User Name  wp
    Password  mdbtutorial
    Database host:  localhost
    Table Prefix:   wp_
  7. WordPress configuration
  8. Then click Submit.
  9. In the next step, you have to provide your WordPress site name plus the username and password of the administrator. Fill them in and finish the installation process. Once you do that, your website should be available at:
    http://localhost/wordpress
    and the admin panel at:
    http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/
  10. Congratulations!

    You have finished our first tutorial and configured your server. Click here to start our next course where you will learn how to create your first WordPress theme.


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About the author

Dawid Adach
For more than 5 years Dawid worked as an IT Consultant specializing in SOA/EAI/ESB in the banking domain. He gained experience working in countries like Netherlands, Belgium, Poland and India developing enterprise-class systems for the most prestigious companies. Since co-founding mdbootstrap.com & brandflow.net in 2016 he has been using and teaching technologies such as Angular, TypeScript, PHP, AJAX, Mongo, SQL, Hadoop Stack, Virtualization, Automation and many others...