How to Install WordPress on Windows 7 – Step by Step Guide to Install WordPress 3.8

How to Install WordPress on Windows 7 – Step by Step Guide to Install WordPress 3.8

Learn how to install WordPress on windows 7 computer with a complete step by step guide to installing WordPress 3.8 on your PC.

Here is the transcript for the video how to install WordPress on Windows 7:

Hi there, today I will teach you “how to install WordPress” on your computer.

We will install WordPress 3.8 and this is the latest version of WordPress.

Just in case you don’t know about WordPress, WordPress is the most popular content management system in the world.

To download your copy of WordPress click here on the on this download button, then you will be redirected to the download page and here ( you can see download WordPress 3.8 and it’ll download your copy of WordPress.

I have already downloaded my copy. So i am not going to download again. To install WordPress on your computer you will need an apache server. For our case we’ll use XAMPP for Windows. You can download the software from here:

Don’t worry, the download link will be added with the video; just below the video. ok, you may use wamp server:

This is another alternative for XAMPP, you can use WAMP for this purpose too. So let’s get started!

Okay, my copy of WordPress is on my desktop, here it is and this is the zip copy so i will need to unzip.

Just right-click on the file then I am going to unzip it here. It’s unzipped and this is WordPress 3.8.

The folder is called WordPress. All the WordPress downloaded files are here I’m going to copy this folder to my XAMPP folder directory. I have already installed XAMPP on my computer and this is located inside the local Disk C.

Here inside the XAMPP folder I will go to htdocs and inside the htdocs folder I’m going to the paste the files in the folder called WordPress.

So, I pasted it here and this is our copy of WordPress. Now this htdocs folder is equivalent to localhost and as this folder is WordPress, then our installation folder URL will be localhost/wordpress. So let’s get started.

I will start my apache server so I am going to XAMPP control panel and then start our apache server and for database will need use mysql. So, I’m activating this too. Okay so see.

Open your browser and type localhost/wordpress . It seems like that we need a wp-config.php file. But we haven’t created yet. So we’ll need to create the configuration file and clicking here and it asked me that we’ll need a database name, database username, database password, database host.

As we haven’t created this database, so we’ll need to create one for this project. Okay, I’m going to localhost and here you can see an option called phpmyadmin. Click here and go to localhost/phpmyadmin.

We will create a database for this, we will name it called wordpress. Our database wordpress has been created. Our database name is wordpress.

If you are using XAMPP, your default username is root and your password is blank database host is localhost and we are installing it on our machine. Table prefix this will be the name of the table that will be created inside wordpress table. This will be prefixed with our table for example if we have a table called called posts, then the table own name will be wp_posts.

let’s submit we are not going to change this. Let’s submit. Run the install.

Our site title is awesome WordPress Site. okay, we are using generic user name admin, but never use it on your production site. we’ll use a simple password 123456 for this case; but never use this kind of password. This is very weak and here i’m going to type my email address.

okay as this is on all our local machine search engine can not access our site actually. So we’ll unmarked this and install WordPress.

it is taking some time to install WordPress. wow! we are done. success!

Let’s login, okay our username is admin and our password is 123456 and i am going to log in.

This is our copy of WordPress, we’re going to visit we are going to visit the site.

Click here and this is our installed version of WordPress. You can see it here: localhost/wordpress

We’ve installed WordPress successfully!

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50 thoughts on “How to Install WordPress on Windows 7 – Step by Step Guide to Install WordPress 3.8”

  1. Great video you dont understand im 13 and im creating a social media site, I already got Facebook Management team on my ass telling me they will buy it, if it becomes popular, you helped me with the first step, and yes I know im not old enough to sing contracts.

  2. How do you increase the upload size? I’m currently only able to upload 2mg, but the template I purchased is 6th.

  3. Shrestha Manish

    What will be the consequences if I check the "Allow Search Engines to Index this Site" as a localhost??

  4. when i search localhost/wordpress there is an error saying Error establishing a database connection plz help

  5. Thank you so much, seemed impossible until I saw this video! I’ve done it all, but now what is my URL that I can give to people to access my wordpress blog? in site url it says localhost, but I guess thats just how I access it.

  6. Dwayne Atkinson

    when i publish a page.. my domain name still doesnt come up afterwards.. and in my wordpress admin in general settings the url names both say localhost/wordpress ? why is it not my ? please help

  7. I shut it down and both Apache and MYSQL are showing green in the task bar,. However, localhost/wordpress or says connection error. Here is the message – Error establishing a database connection

  8. Great video to start for the beginners . Lemme know if need some help for further wp tutorials . Consider me a full stack developer 🙂

  9. here is the entire error message
    22:29:00 [Apache] Attempting to start Apache app…
    22:29:01 [Apache] Status change detected: running
    22:29:02 [Apache] Status change detected: stopped
    22:29:02 [Apache] Error: Apache shutdown unexpectedly.
    22:29:02 [Apache] This may be due to a blocked port, missing dependencies,
    22:29:02 [Apache] improper privileges, a crash, or a shutdown by another method.
    22:29:02 [Apache] Press the Logs button to view error logs and check
    22:29:02 [Apache] the Windows Event Viewer for more clues
    22:29:02 [Apache] If you need more help, copy and post this
    22:29:02 [Apache] entire log window on the forums

  10. Hello, is it a self hosted web? even if I don’t use a web hosting company like bluehost? and can I still move my content from to this if I follow your steps in the video?
    another question please, if I installed this with XAMPP, can I move my blog from localhost to live server for free without using any webhosting company? , if yes I’d appreciate if you tell me how…thankyou

  11. great video, thank you so much! this process was a bit intimidating as it’s time consuming, but your video was very helpful!! thank you very much again!

  12. Muhammad Hazwan

    I want to create a portal, can I use this wordpress? what is the difference this wordpress and portalic wordpress?

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