Learn How to create WordPress website using XAMPP on your local computer. Let’s discuss a bit about WordPress first and then there is a tutorial for you to learn exactly how to install WordPress on your local computer.
What is WordPress?
According to wordpress.org
“WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app.”
WordPress is the world famous Content Management System (CMS) loved by millions. It is the most used blogging engine as well. It was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little and the latest version released is 4.8. It is a free licensed and Open source product which means you can download and install anytime anywhere and start building your own website right away.
WordPress is made in PHP and MYSQL with many advanced features that are making this CMS at the top of the list every year.
If you want to create your own Website or Blog you should choose WORDPRESS because of its flexibility and reusability and the ost important thing is it is very easy to use as well. Even a newbie can create an amazing website in minutes.
Next step is to install WordPress on your local computer so that you can create a blog while sitting on your computer and posting blog posts until you make it live. You need to install XAMPP in your system first.
What is XAMPP?
XAMPP is the most popular PHP development environment.
In order to create a local WordPress site, you will need to set up a web server software (Apache), PHP, and MySQL on your computer.
Installing Apache, PHP and MYSQL all separately will be a big headache. For this problem the best available software for installing all of these together is XAMPP. You just need to go here and Click on Download button to according to your system. Installing Xampp in your system is the world easiest thing to do. Below in the video showing how you can install XAMPP + WordPress in your local system very easily.
What to do now?
Now that you successfully installed WordPress in your system and everything looks awesome and you are ready to rock the world with your website. BUT you need an awesome theme as well for your awesome website. Check these themes out.
After selecting a nice theme for your website. You can now start adding your posts into your website and the next step is to upload your website to the live server and make your website viewable to the world.
Author: Faisal Imtiaz
Faisal Imtiaz is a Web Developer and Blogger. Working in PHP language as a freelancer from the last 5 years. Started blogging and online teaching in the year 2016 and successfully running faisalweb.com and a youtube channel for programming tutorials.