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Hi! In this post, we will see how to install WordPress on Windows 10. WordPress is a free software designed to easily create and maintain almost any website. In other words, it is a content management tool (C.M.S), oriented to the production of web content. It is also free software and open-source project that depends on the WordPress Foundation. Consequently, the code is created and maintained by volunteers. In this way, it is kept free and its continuity is guaranteed. Well, in this post we will see how to install this fabulous tool to manage web content.

Prerequisites

In order to install this software, it is necessary to have the following items configured and running:

  • A web server like Apache.
  • A database manager. See our post about MySQL in Windows 10.
  • A tool for managing the MySQL database. In this case, we will use phpMyAdmin.

Creating a database for WordPress

A new database must be created before installing WordPress. To do this, run phpMyAdmin by opening this address in your web browser http://localhost/phpmyadmin/. Once there, it’s time to create the database. With this in mind, modify the collation and select utf8mb4_general_ci. Then click on the New button in the left panel.

Select a new database
Select a new database

In the next window, assign the name of your preference, check the collation and Create the database.

Create the database
Create the database

Once the process is completed, you can view the newly created database.

phpMyAdmin showing the newly created database
phpMyAdmin showing the newly created database

Download and install WordPress.

After setting up the server and creating the database, it’s time to download the latest version of WordPress. To do this, go to the official website of the project and download the file:

Download the latest version of WordPress
Download the latest version of WordPress

After downloading the file, please unzip it to the following path: C:\Apache24\htdocs

Decompress the contents of the folder.
Decompress the contents of the folder.

It then initiates the configuration of the browser, opening the following address in the web browser: http://localhost/wordpress/ Immediately the initial WordPress configuration page will be displayed. Select the language and continue with the process.

Select the language of WordPress
Select the language of WordPress

The welcome screen then indicates the items that must be satisfied for proper operation. Press Let’s go to continue:

WordPress Welcome Screen
WordPress Welcome Screen

Please fill in the following fields:

  • Database name. In this field, type the name of the previously created database.
  • Username. The user with access to this database is the root user.
  • Password. By default, the root user does not have a password, so this field should be left blank. However, if it is another user, then the password should be here.
  • Database host. Being a local server, then write localhost.
  • Table prefix. Leave this field unchanged

After entering all the information, press Submit to continue:

WordPress pre-configurations.
WordPress pre-configurations.

Then enter the user name and the site to be created. In addition to the password and email of the site administrator. Finally, proceed with the installation of WordPress.

Configure WordPress data
Configure WordPress data

Then enter the username and password previously entered.

Enter username and password.
Enter username and password.

Finally, you have access to WordPress.

WordPress finally running
WordPress finally running

Ultimately we have seen how to install WordPress on Windows 10. From here, you can easily manage a website. That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed it. See you soon!

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