Install WordPress Locally Using Xampp tutorial shows you how to set up Xampp locally in a laptop or desktop and install WordPress and more.
Last Updated: April 7, 2022
Latest News: Updated the documentation.
For those who are developers and love WordPress, you know how important it is to test your projects; i.e. WordPress websites.
In this tutorial you will learn how to set up Xampp locally and install WordPress. You will also learn how to test a live site locally by importing the backup including the database into Xampp.
The security part of Xampp is no longer available 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 Control Panel Version: 3.3.0 [ Compiled: Apr 6th 2021 ]
Important: Remember 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 site developed locally into your live server.
Note: For security reasons if you are still running Windows 7 make sure you update to Windows 10 or 11 as soon as possible. Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 on 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 emails 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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