Word Press is a free, open source and content management system (CMS) based on the Php and MySql. According to a survey, it is most widely used content management system in the world, and it powers more than 30% of the top 10 million websites and has an estimated 60% market share of all websites built using a CMS.
WordPress started as a simple blogging system in 2003, but after it has massive number of users, it has evolved into a full CMS with thousands of widgets, themes and plugins. WordPress allows you to customize and edit its code, create any type of websites using themes and plugins or any other tools.
CMS stands for content management system. With this you are able to create, modify and publish digital content. It also supports multiple users, allowing you to work in collaboration. So, WordPress allows a CMS, with this you can create and define several administrative users and each one having different privileges.
WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two ways of hosting a WordPress sites.
WordPress provides multiple features; some of the features are as follows:
In this article, I will show you, how to download and set up WordPress in a local machine with the following steps:
You can download the XAMPP or WAMP server for your project. In this article, I have downloaded the WAMP server. You can download WAMP from this link: http://www.wampserver.com.
Next, Install Wamp server:
Go to browser and navigate the wordpress.org and download the WordPress: https://wordpress.org/download/. Next, after downloaded the wordpress, go to your directory where wordpress is downloaded and copy the folder and copy/move it under the C:\wamp64\www\ directory.
After installation of WAMP and WordPress, start the wamp server and enter the URL localhost/phpmyadmin/ like this
Next, open phpmyadmin and create database like this:
After database creation, navigate the browser localhost/wordpress, it will open a page and follow the given instruction like this:
Next, Enter some details of your database name, your database user_name and password like this:
After submit the page, then it will ask for Run and installation the wordpress like this:
After installation welcome page will be open and it will ask for some information such as your website title, admin username and password. Fill the information like this:
After submit the information, you will get success message and click on Login button:
Login into the page:
After login, you will get your Dashboard and web page like this:
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