How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2

How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2

In this video, I download and install WordPress on to my local computer, using MAMP as my localhost.

I’ll cover the following:
1. Where to download WordPress.
2. Where you can learn about MAMP.
3. Where to place your WordPress files.
4. How to create a database in PHPmyAdmin.
5. Run through the famous 5 minute WordPress installation.
6. How to log into WordPress

Watch my video on how to download MAMP for windows here:

Something wrong? Try reading the WordPress documentation here:

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49 thoughts on “How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2”

  1. Mohamed Khamis

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

    Please help me I do not know what the problem is

  2. How do I connect my website that I already built on WordPress to this local install. I have just been using the WordPress admin website to adjust my site and now I want it adjust it locally. Any tips anybody? Thanks.

  3. Teen Wantrepeneur

    if it didnt work for you just reinstall but without pro couse pro changes your host this worked for me

  4. AboveTheChimneys

    Also if you have problems, getting into the phpmyadmin like i did, just open op the mamp startpage and click on phpmyadmin under tools

  5. Hi, Can you help me. If i plan to have 2 different website, can i use it under one wordpress platform or do i need to install on different WP platform ? Thanks.

  6. Karie Kameleon

    Quentin — you are the BEST! I have never commented on YouTube before but I had to write something. You are amazing, really. I have learned so much from you. I cannot thank you enough for all of these wonderful tutorials. I don’t know what I would do without you!

  7. I do not have the "My Website" button for some reason. I bypassed it by going to the localhost:8888 URL and it loaded fine, but I’ve entered all the credentials fine and it repeatedly says it cannot connect. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled MAMP twice now and to no avail. I’m think of just trying Wampserver as I have been at this for an hour now.

  8. BlazerBreakdown

    Having the problem everyone else is having where it says "Error establishing a database connection". I tried changing local host to 8889 but it just downloads a setup-config.php file that I don’t know what to do with. What’s the next step to fixing this problem? Someone help.

  9. Hi Quentin! Great explanation, I subscribed 🙂 I was wondering, with what program did you record your video? I mean, the screen capture.. Hope to hear from you!

  10. Michelle Bergseth-Hyslop

    How do I change my Host, Port, User and Password on MAMP? I have a sneaky suspicion that it’s not a good idea to leave it set as the default outlined in this tutorial? And if I change them, do I need to somehow update that on WordPress as well?

  11. Julian Blackstone

    so I’ve been working on a site for about a week and now I lost the page and can’t log back into WordPress. to customize and change things just shows me the website via mamp….can see all of my info on localhost but WordPress is telling me my password is wrong even after I keep making a new one.. what am I doing wrong?? please help

  12. hi Michael Nweze, I also facing the same issue now, mywebsite option is not showing. how to overcome this? Quentin if you respond it will be great to follow the rest of the videos. thankssss

  13. Anthonykabiity

    so im having a little trouble and i would really appreciate it if you answered. I did all these steps and im all good, plugged in my theme and everything is going great. my website domain is still the local 888 thing and I want to upgrade to the premium option of wordpress so i can have my own domain such as Plz Plz Plz let me know how to do that through wordpress because i cant find anything online about it.

  14. AboveTheChimneys

    For those of you who didn’t have the server option unzip the wordpress files in the mamp htdocs folder, and then delete mamp in the url you will get redirceted to picking a language and then you can continue on setting up wordpress.

  15. Hi there, I followed your instructions to run a WordPress website on my localhost. There was no problem in the past days but since yesterday, I can’t open my WordPress site anymore because ‘the network-connection has unexpected stopped’. The Apache and MySQL servers are still running and I have no clue why I cannot reach my (test) website anymore.. Do you know what I need to do cause I can’t find it on the internet…

  16. Javad Montazeri

    Hi Quentin, I just wanted to say thanks for great simple step by step explanations. I learned a lot.

  17. Thank you so much for this video! Watching yours along with one other video I was able to download and install WordPress! 🙂

  18. Shaistha Seema

    hey Quentin,
    I tried localhost:8888/phpmyadmin…..i get this error "The requested URL /phpmyadmin was not found on this server." Pls help me out !!

  19. Quentin Watt Tutorials

    Please check the comments below for a list of common issues mentioned by other viewers.

    When putting your details in please try locahost and the port number. For example "localhost:8889" or whatever your SQL port is set to.

    You can get this port from MAMP -> Preferences -> Ports

  20. If u guys got and error with your database connection you should try this one.

    Database Name: wp_demo
    Username: root
    Password: root
    Database Host: localhost8889
    Table Prefix: wp_

  21. Park Heights Productions

    Where is the "my website" coming from? I don’t see this after completing the previous steps.

  22. I face some problem at 2:44 where i need to find the button for "my website" but however when i open the web i cant find the button "my website" on that site. So is there anything i can do about it to let it show up? or have i not done any steps yet? thanks >.<

  23. This is really becoming frustrating. I tried every comment with solving instructions and still have "error establishing database connection".

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