This tutorial will guide you through installing a WordPress 2.7 blog on your own personal Windows XAMPP 1.7.0 web server.
1 ) INITIAL SETUP.
Next, extract the archive and then open the wordpress folder.
Now once you’ve decided which one, copy your files in the extracted folder wordpress to whichever directory you will be putting it in.
Now we need to create a SQL Database for WordPress.
Do this by going to http://localhost/myphpadmin.
Login with your information, username should be “root” if you haven’t changed it. Now this part is assuming you have already configured the security settings for XAMPP and have assigned a password for “root“.
You should see this screen if you logged in successfully. Create a new database. The name isn’t important, choose something like myweb or something.
You can close that once your new database has been created.
Next, go the the folder you moved the files to, such as htdocs, and rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php.
Edit only these fields. You probably are able to leave “localhost” as is.
The username and password are the same ones you used to log into phpmyadmin.
One you’re finished, save and close this file.
2 ) INSTALL WORDPRESS.
Now in your browser, type http://localhost/wp-admin/install.php if you put your files in the root directory.
If you’re installing WordPress in a subdirectory, then type http://localhost/subdirectoryname/wp-admin/install.php.
You should see this screen:
Enter the necessary details, then click Install WordPress.
Next you’ll hopefully see this one. Write the password down right quick and be sure to note capital letters correctly. It does matter.
Next, log in and you are at the Dashboard Panel of your new Blog.
Congratulations!!! You’ve successfully installed your own blog!
I’m going to go ahead and show you right quick how to change that pesky password if you want to do that now.You are now finished and ready to begin customizing your new blog.
There are so many countless ways to configure and customize it that I will end this tutorial here and let you play with it until you get it sorted out the way you like it.
I may make a guide later explaining a few key features and basic configurations.
I hope this has been helpful.