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Developing a website is one thing and making it live for your audience is another. You can create a website design in a few days but you can’t put it out on the main server without checking for bugs or errors. You know well that in order to deliver a great user experience to your visitors, your website should be able run smoothly. And that’s where a local website development looks like an urgent need. Read more on – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How To Install WordPress Locally (7 Easy Steps To Follow)


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How To Install WordPress Locally (7 Easy Steps
To Follow)
Developing a website is one thing and making it
live for your audience is another. You can
create a website design in a few days but you
cant put it out on the main server without
checking for bugs or errors. You know well that
in order to deliver a great user experience to
your visitors, your website should be able run
smoothly. And thats where a local website
development looks like an urgent need.
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There are multiple advantages of developing
WordPress websites locally. You can create and
customize your website the way you want without
worrying that it will damage your site. Not just
that, if you want to make additional changes
that you think will help your website to perform
better, you can do that as well. Remember, a
local website development allows you to set up
your server on your own computer. And since you
are the sole incharge of your website you can do
all the experimentation with your site before
moving it to the permanent server. Though there
are various tools available in the market for
local website development, we will use XAMPP for
this tutorial. But before you dive into more
details I would like to discuss a few things
about our web design company in Los Angeles -
SFWP Experts. We are a prominent company located
in the center of the US that offers a wide range
of business development services to clients
across the globe. You can get in touch with us
to avail WordPress web design, web development,
app development, SEO, PPC, and online marketing
services. With that over, lets take a brief
look at what XAMPP really is What Is
XAMPP? XAMPP is a local server that is commonly
used to create a local environment when building
PHP websites. It helps you to test your website
for any bugs or errors in the local environment.
As I said before, doing this is critically
important before you finally upload your site on
the main server. If you also want to know what
XAMPP does stand for, I must tell you it is the
short form of X-OS, Apache, Mysql, PHP, Perl.
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In case you are an entrepreneur who just wants a
readymade website to run your business, you can
contact our Los Angeles web design c ompany to
do all this hard work for you. Now lets take a
look at the steps to install WordPress on your
local machine 7 Steps To Install WordPress
Locally With XAMPP Step 1 Download The XAMPP
Application To download the XAMPP application you
can go to Apachefriends.org/index.html. After
visiting the website you can select the suitable
version required for your specific operating
system and then download. Step 2 Install The
XAMPP Application After you have downloaded the
file, you need to double click on it and then
the software will start installing. While the
installation is in process, if a window pops up
asking whether you want to run this file,
simply press the Run button and
continue. Note that you dont need to change the
default component settings while installing this
application. Once you have ensured that the
default setting is unchanged, click on the next
and continue. After a few moments when you will
be asked to select a folder to install XAMPP,
you can make two choices. Either leave the
default location or enter the destination of a
new folder. If you are not able to make a
confident decision, we recommend installing it in
the default folder.
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Wait for sometime until XAMPP is installed and
then jump to the next step. In case you face
unexpected problems while installing the XAMPP
software on your computer, you can connect with
our Los Angeles web design company with your
concern. Step 3 Activate The XAMPP
Application After the XAMPP software is
installed, the next thing you need to do is
checkmark start the control panel now. Once you
have done that, simply click on the Finish
button located at the bottom of the wizard. Now
when the control panel of your XAMPP application
is opened on your computer screen, press Start
buttons for Apache and MySql modules. Note that
just after doing that you will get a security
alert from Windows. Then you will have to click
on Unblock and your local XAMPP will become
ready to function. Before you proceed ahead, it
is necessary to make sure that everything is
running properly. So, to do that you will have to
open your browser and type in https//localhost.
If XAMPP is installed, activated, and working
properly on your computer, you will see a page in
your web browser something like this Step 4
Create A Database As every website has a central
information storage, yours need to have one too.
So, before you install WordPress, create one
database for your upcoming website.
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To do that, you will have to go back to the XAMPP
control panel. Here you need to click on the
Admin button for MySQL that can be found right
next to the Stop button. The second you press
the Admin button, the MySQL admin panel will be
opened in your web browser. Once you are on the
MySQL admin panel, click on the Databases tab.
Type a name for your database there and then hit
the Create button. Since you can have more
than one WordPress installation on your system,
it is important to give your database a
meaningful name so that you can easily
understand which installation it is for. After
clicking on the Create button when a
confirmation message appears on your screen that
you have successfully created a database, then
you are ready to move to the next step. In case
you develop some sort of doubt while carrying out
the steps, feel free to talk to our web design
company in Los Angeles. Step 5 Download The
WordPress Software Next, navigate to
WordPress.org and download WordPress on your
personal computer. Once the zip file of WordPress
is downloaded, shift that file to the htdocs
folder inside XAMPP. After doing that, you will
have to extract it by right-clicking on it and
choosing the extraction option. Again, it is
necessary to remind you that since you can have
more than one WordPress installation on your
computer, you need to provide a unique
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name to your WordPress folder. This will make it
easy for you to identify the folder in the
future if you create another one someday. Step
6 Set Up Your WordPress Installation Now the
second last thing that you need to do is editing
a file and then renaming it. So, in order to do
that you will have to head to your WordPress
directory and look for wp-config-sample.php file.
Once you get it, you will have to open that file
with any text editor of your choice like
Notepad or others. After opening the file,
you need to search for a specific part thats
shown below Then make changes to the text
marked in the red boxes and ensure it has the
same database name that you have given
earlier. Once you have changed the database
name, save the file and give it a different name
than what was earlier. For example, change the
file name to wp-config.php instead of
wp-config-sample.php. Step 7 Install The
WordPress Software Installing WordPress on your
computer is very easy since you just need to
open https//localhost/wordpress/ in your web
browser and use the WordPress installation page.
There you will have to fill in some details and
click on the Install WordPress button. Once
you have done that, the WordPress will install
locally on your computer. And to use that local
WordPress installation you will have to go to
https//localhost/wordpress/ through your web
browser.
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Note The WordPress in https//localhost/wordpress
/ should be the name of the WordPress folder
that you have created in the above
steps. Conclusion So, you learned how to
install WordPress locally in this blog, right?
You must know that local website development is
an important task that you must execute before
making your site up and running. This saves you
from facing multiple issues that might show up
after your website is put out on the internet.
Thats not all, it also saves you from forming a
bad image in your visitors mind if something
goes wrong when they are using your site. Assume
that they come to your site to find certain
information or products, and they are not able
to do that because of improper functioning of
your site, then its likely that they will never
return to your site. Do you have any questions
about local website development? Leave it in the
comments below! Besides, if you need any help
with the design, development or hosting of your
site, dont forget SFWPExperts is always looking
for needy clients like you to provide a solution.
When you hire our Los Angeles web design company
for WordPress website design and development,
you can also avail other services like content
writing, content marketing, search engine
optimization, pay per click advertising and a
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