Chapter One Installation
In this Chapter we will learn that how to install WordPress on Local server , local server means that we will make own computer work like web server so we need a 3rd party software to do that job for us,
First of all download Software Names Xampp just google it, its free and then watch this tutorials and set it up.
Now we need to download and install the latest version of WordPress. Navigate to the WordPress website (https://www.wordpress.org) and download the latest version. For this article I am going to be using WordPress version 3.2.1 which is currently the latest version.
After you download WordPress extract the contents to a location on your computer that is easily assessable. I extracted the folder to my desktop. The folder is named “WordPress”.
Now that we have the development environment corrected installed and working, we are going to want to create our first website using localhost.
Locate the folder or location where you extracted the “WordPress” folder. Copy this folder ( Ctrl->C).
Navigate to the root of your XAMMP installation c:\xampp\htdocs. This is the location where we create our website using localhost. The default XAMPP folder should contain a few folders and a bunch of system files. As pictured below. Leave these files as they are.
Paste the folder that you just copied from your desktop. (Ctrl->V ). For ease of simplicity I have decided to keep the folder from the WordPress download as the default “WordPress” folder name, however you can name the folder anything your like.
If you do decide to rename the folder just be aware of the name as you will need to access the website by that name when viewing the site.
We are well and truly into the swing of things now. At this point it is time to create our blank MySQL database for WordPress to use. When we installed XAMPP it also comes complete with phpMyAdmin.
phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the World Wide Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations with MySQL. The most frequently used operations are supported by the user interface (managing databases, tables, fields, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc), while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.
OK, getting back to creating our localhost MySQL database. Open up your web browser and navigate tohttps://localhost/phpmyadmin/
If you went the step further when installing XAMPP and set up the security you will end up at the phpMyAdmin login page as pictured below. If you did not set up security yet, you will gain immediate access into the phpMySQL area. Enter your login credentials to access this area.
Ok, now to create the database to hold the information and data for your WordPress site. Using the above picture as a guide half way down the page and under the header “MySQL localhost” you will see an area where you can “Create new database”. This is the area where we simple do that, create a new database. I am going to keep it simple and name my database “WordPress”. You can call the database anything you like. You just need to remember the database name as you will need it at a later stage.
Enter your database name and click the “Create” button. Your database will be created and you will be redirected to the new database page as pictured below.
At this point you have just created a blank database. Don’t be alarmed that there are no database tables as yet. This is normal. We are going to use the WordPress installation program and script to create these tables for us. You can now close down this page if you like or minimize it.
We are now moving down the home straight, It is time to run the WordPress installer script and install WordPress.
OK, now you have your “WordPress” folder sitting inside the website root C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress.
Now we need to open up a web browser again and start the installation script. Navigate to https://localhost/wordpress
You should reach the default WordPress installation page. If you have not modified any of the files inside the folder you should see a screen stating that there is no WordPress config file. This is normal. The excact message states this:
There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.
Go ahead and click the “Create a Configuration File” button to continue.
Read the contents of the next page and click the “Lets Go” button. This page just explains that you will need to input some data and information over the next few step to set up the configuration file correctly.
Now we need start inputting some information for our setup. Go ahead and complete these details.
These are the explanations for the various input fields
If all go wells and the script was able to communicate with MySQL you should be moved onto the next step that states that you have made it through this part of the installation. You will also see the button: “Run the install”. Go ahead and click this button to continue.
At this point, is is time to personalize your WordPress installation. You will now be presented with another forms that asks you for information and data relevant to the website you are setting up.
Here is an explanation of the various fields:
Fill out your details and click the “Install WordPress” button
Congratulations, you have just successfully installed WordPress with XAMPP on localhost. The screen you are now presented with informs you that your installation was successful. It also displays your username on the page. For security concerns your password it not displayed on the page.
There is one last button on this page. “Log In” Click this button to access you new WordPress dashboard. Use the username and password you entered earlier during installation.
Once you enter your login credentials you will be directed towards the main WordPress dashboard page. From this area you have the ability to totally modify your website details, themes, settings and content.
Navigate your way around the dashboard so that you are familiar with where certain pages are and how to achieve certain tasks.
If your want to learn wordpress installation in Urdu watch Video below.
WordPress in Urdu
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