Installing WordPress on Windows with WAMP

Posted on 11. Aug, 2009 by in Content, Server

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In this document we will be installing WordPress 2.8.4 onto Windows Server 2003 using wamp server 2.0i (see WAMP on Windows Server 2003)

The first step is to download the package from the wordpress.org website

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This file is compressed using gzip. To unzip we will use WinRar.

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Navigate to the wordpress folder.

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Copy all of the contents to your wamp www directory

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Next we need to create a database and a database user for the application. Click on the wamp service menu in the task bar and open phpmyadmin

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Click on Databases and enter a name for the wordpress database

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Click Create

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To create a user click on Privileges and click Add New User

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Enter a username and password for the application user. For host just put localhost.

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Grant the user necessary permissions to perform the install. Check all boxes for Data and Structure. Press OK.

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Close PhpMyAdmin and open a new browser window. In the adress bar enter http://localhost. Press the button to create a new wp_config file.

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The wordpress installer begins. Press Next.

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Enter the database information for the database created earlier. For host use localhost. Table prefix is optional. Press Submit

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Press Run the Install

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Enter the name of your blog and your email. Check the box if you want google to crawl your site. Press Install WordPress

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At this point wordpress is installed. Record your temporary password and press Login.

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Enter username admin and password to log in

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Click on the red alert at the top to change your password

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Enter new password

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Goto http://localhost to check out your new blog

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If you have any questions about this build or if you run into problems please leave a comment below.

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