Install WordPress on localhost

WordPress is one of the most popular blogging frameworks available right now. If you are a WordPress developer you might be quite aware of the XAMP & WAMPservers (MAMP for Mac OS), which you can install in your computer to get a locally installed WordPress, making your development work way easier than ever. I have found a lot of people finding it hard to configure these servers with their Windows OS. Finding a solution for myself as well, because my local host and ports are populated by Skype, Teamviewer, Matlab extension, Xilinx Modules and VMware Workstation etc) I stumbled upon a nice thing named as Microsoft WebMatrix. It is a program by Microsoft which allows you to install and use WordPress locally.

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Install WordPress on localhost with WebMatrix

Let’s start our process of getting a WordPress locally installed with WebMatrix

Download & Install WebMatrix

WebMatrix can be downloaded for free at

After installing Web Matrix

Right after installing WebMatrix you will see this screen

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Now you will choose “WordPress” to install form the applications below.

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Configuring the Installation

MySQL will be installed if it is not already there in your PC.Set a password for the MySQL administrator account.

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 Click the “I Accept” button.

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Configuring WordPress

Now you will find the screen prompting WordPress download in progress

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After the installation, you’ll see a screen with a lot of configurations in it. You don’t need to worry about anything here. All you need to do is click Next.

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A database will be created for you once the installation gets ended.

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Clicking the “OK” button will lead you to the workspace in WebMatrix software from where you could easily start your locally hosted WordPress blog anytime.

Starting WordPress

We are good to go now. Let’s start our WordPress. To do this, run the root folder of your application by clicking the “Run” button on the menu ribbon. A browser will open with the WordPress installation page.

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Fill in the form with your credentials. You will be taken to a success message. Start Adding and editing content!

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Login screen will be next, enter the Admin Panel from here.

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Your first local Installation of WordPress with WebMatrix is ready Enjoy!

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