On my first blog on Beginners Guide in Building a Website, I’ve mentioned that you should install your wordpress first in your computer using WAMP. The reason for this is that building your website OFFLINE is faster coz’ it doesn’t require internet connection and you could easily modify your php & css file in case you’ll get an error.

What is WAMP by the way? WAMP allows you to create web applications with Apache, PHP and the MySQL database. It means that if you use WAMP in your computer, you won’t need a hosting yet just to build your website.

Basically, what we are trying to do here is build and design our website offline. Once everything is complete, then we’re going to upload it to your host and publish it online.

Don’t worry WampServer is an open source project, so it is free to use. Wink 😉

How to Install WordPress in your Computer using WAMP

Go to WAMP official site and download the latest version. Click here.

Note: There are two version: 32-Bits & 64-Bit. Choose which suits your OS.

Download WAMP in your Computer

Download WAMP in your Computer

Save the installer to your computer. I prefer in desktop so you can easily find it once finished.

Save WAMP in your Computer

Save WAMP in your Computer

Install WAMP in your computer.

Run WAMP

Run WAMP

Choose the path you want to save the WAMP program. It doesn’t matter which drive or folder you’re going to save it. But, it is recommended that you’re going to save it on a path were you can access it fast coz’ you’ll be working on that folder now and then.

Setup WAMP Destination

Setup WAMP Destination

Once you’ve finished installation, click the WAMP icon on your destop to run the program. You should be able to see the WAMP Server running online.

WAMP Server Running Online

WAMP Server Running Online

Configure your WAMP before Installing your WordPress on your Computer

I presume by now, WAMP is running online. Next, go to your address bar and type “http://127.0.0.1/” or “http://localhost” to access the WampServer.

WAMP Server Homepage

WAMP Server Homepage

Under Your Aliases, click -> phpmyadmin

WAMP Choose phpmyadmin

WAMP Choose phpmyadmin

Creating Database for your WordPress using WAMP

Once you’re in, click the “database” located at the upper-left on your page. Place a unique name and press CREATE.

WAMP Server Create Database

WAMP Server Create Database

Create New Database in WAMP

Create New Database in WAMP

Created New Database in WAMP

Created New Database in WAMP

Once you’ve successfully created your database, go back to Localhost -> Database again. Modify the privileges of your newly created database by clicking the small icon on the left (lock drawing).

Checking your privileges in WAMP

Checking your privileges in WAMP

Add New User.

WAMP User Added

WAMP User Added

On the login information box, fill up the necessary details. Write down these information since it will be used when you setup the WordPress later. This information serve as the communication between your Database and WordPress. By the way, don’t use the Generate Password.

Database for User -> Tick on Grant All Privileges on Database “YourNewDatabase”

Global Privileges -> Check All

Then Press GO (located on the lower bottom). And that’s it.

WAMP Filling up the Required Info

WAMP Filling up the Required Info

Install WordPress in your Computer using WAMP

Download the latest WordPress FREE. And extract it to the folder where you saved your WAMP. If you followed me all along, then you should extract it on Drive D: -> WAMP -> WWW -> WORDPRESS

Go to your address bar and type ” http://127.0.0.1/wordpress/” or “http://localhost/wordpress/”.  You should see on the screen below.

Access WordPress locally by typing http://127.0.0.1/

Access WordPress locally by typing http://127.0.0.1/

Create configuration File (This is the first step in configuring your wordpress using WAMP)

Click Let’s GO.

Setup WordPress

Setup WordPress

Remember I let you write down the information when you create a database and username in WAMP? This is the moment we’re going to use those info. Make sure the details you’ve entered are correct or else you can’t successfully install WordPress.

Wordpress Database Connection Details

WordPress Database Connection Details

Submit -> Run Install

Wordpress Run Install

WordPress Run Install

Your screen should look like below. Add the following information.

Site Title -> What your site is all about.

Username & Password -> Will be primarily used when you login to your WordPress.

Wordpress Information Needed

WordPress Information Needed

Install WordPress. And Congratulations! You have successfully Install WordPress in your Computer using WAMP. Access WordPress Admin page by typing “http://127.0.0.1/wordpress/wp-login.php”

Wordpress Login Page

WordPress Login Page

Hope you like my detailed guide on How to Install WordPress in your Computer using WAMP. Please feel free to ask questions.