Install WordPress Locally Using Xampp tutorial will show you how to set up Xampp locally in a laptop or desktop and install WordPress and more.
Last Updated: November 6, 2018
Latest News: I added a FAQ at the bottom of the page.
For those who are developers and love WordPress know how important it is to test any site you build to make sure it is working correctly. In this tutorial you will learn how to set up Xampp and install WordPress. You will also learn how to test a live website locally by importing the database into Xampp.
The security part of Xampp no longer applies because it was removed by Xampp developers. They said that Xampp is already secured enough to run locally.
This tutorial was written using Windows operating system. It also has been tested using the following versions Windows 7, 8.1, 10.
Xampp released control Panel v3.2.2. (This control panel was released in November 12, 2015)
Note: Remember that your local Xampp installation might be running a different version of Apache, PHP and MySQL. Keep this in mind if you intend to upload the locally developed site into your live server.
Note: For security reasons if you are still running Windows 7 make sure you have service pack 1 installed. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 January 14, 2020. You can read more about it from the following URL Windows end of life cycle.
Install WordPress Locally Using Xampp
What you need:
- Install Xampp Locally For WordPress
- Create MySQL Database Locally Using Xampp
- Install WordPress Locally Page Two
- Install WordPress Locally Security Setup
- Test Your WordPress Site Locally. (Optional)
- Import Database (Optional)
- Edit WP Config File (Optional)
Q1 How can I send e-mails through Xampp?
Answer: Please check the following instructions. They should help you.
If you have any question please let me know. I will be updating these tutorials from time to time so make sure you come back for the latest.
I hope these tutorials help you.
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