How to Install WordPress Locally on your Computer

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC (and practice making your website)

Hi Guys, I’m Pratyush from Pcheaven.in Today, I’ll be showing you how you can install WordPress Locally on your computer or laptop.

Why would you want to Install WordPress locally?

Normally, if you want to build a WordPress site, you would need to buy a domain and hosting, and then launch your live website.

But if you don’t want to launch a website yet, and just want to try and test WordPress, you can do that by reading this article. 

So, when you install WordPress locally all your website’s files will be stored on your computer or laptop, and this means only you will be able to access your website.

Now, this is a great way for you to learn making your website for free of cost.

Once you’ve built your WordPress site locally, you can then move it to a live website. I’ll show you how you can do that in another article.

So keep reading and now, let’s install WordPress locally! It is going to be totally free and we’re going to do it in just 2 simple steps.

Step 1: Download bitnami wordpress software

bitnami WordPress
image credit: bitnami

First, we’re going to download a software called ‘bitnami WordPress’. Now, this is the software which is going to allow us to run WordPress on our computer.

So to download it, let’s go to our browser and, then search for ‘bitnami WordPress‘ and press enter Now, click the first link

And then download bitnami, by clicking “Installer” And then on the next page scroll down to bottom and click “Download for windows 64-bit”.

So the bitnami software will start downloading Now. Let’s go to step 2, which is to install this software.

bitnami WordPress download
image credit: bitnami

Step 2: Install bitnami software

So let’s open the file we’ve downloaded and click ‘Ok’ Now keep clicking ‘next’ till you reach a page where we need to enter the login details of our local WordPress site.

So enter your name, email address and then the username and the password for WordPress make sure you remember these details as you’ll be needing this to login into your local WordPress site.

Install WordPress Locally bitnami wordpress
image credit: bitnami

Once you’re done, keep clicking next And WordPress will be installed Now let’s click finish! And it will take you to bitnami software thankyou page.

So, WordPress is now installed on our computer. Now to access your site, you just have to click ‘access WordPress’ on that page. So let’s click that And as you can see, our WordPress site is now running on our PC.

You can access your site anytime by going to “localhost/wordpress” on your browser Now if you want to login to WordPress, you just add “/login”  after “localhost/wordpress” And, it will take you to the login page of WordPress.

You can now login, by entering the details that you gave during the installation So, once you’ve logged in, you can start building your website.

image credit: pcheaven

So this is how you can Install WordPress locally on your PC or laptop and start building your website.

Once you’ve completed building your website you can then move it to a live website, by reading my upcoming article.

Where! We show you how you can move from local host to web host So that’s it! Guys.

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