WordPress – installation and configuration

Author: Dawid Adach

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  1. Go to http://www.wordpress.org and download the latest version. Go back to our server directory
    XAMPP_HOME/htdocs/wordpresss
    
    remove existing index.php file (and all other files if there are any) and unzip all files into the folder.
  2. WordPress files
  3. Now open our website location:
    http://localhost/wordpress/
    
    you should see installation screen.
  4. WordPress installation screen
  5. Press Let’s go! button, and fill the form on next screen with data which we used to create our database:
  6. Fill the form with data which 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 next step, you have to specify your Wordpress site name, username, and password of the administrator. Fill them and finish the installation process. Once you do that, your website should be available at:
    http://localhost/wordpress
    and admin panel:
    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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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...