A Simple To Follow, Free Tutorial On How YOU Can Build Your OWN WEBSITE In Less Than 1 Hour
Written By Joseph Rodriguez – A WordPress Developer of Over 5 Years
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system running on PHP and MySQL. It was installed onto 23.3% of the Top 10 million websites in January 2015.
I am going to install WordPress locally on my computer running a web server to work offline and locally. To begin I downloaded MAMP, this is an open source web server running apache software.
Once downloaded, I changed the preferences on MAMP so that the Apache port was 8888 (default) and the MySQL port is 8889. This ensures that the web server correctly links to Apache Software and the MySQL Databases.
You then need to download WordPress. Once this is unzipped place in the root directory of your MAMP Web Server.
I then located the wordpress document in the root directory file of MAMP Web Server. To do typed in ‘locahost:8888/wordpress’ into my browser and followed installation process.
This then opened up another tab in my browser for MyPHPAdmin and created an MySQL database called WordPress. This was the only struggle than I had and was overcome by googling it.
Here is the installation process of wordpress locally:
WordPress has now been manually installed locally to my own Web Server.