How to Install WordPress on WampServer

After you’ve installed WampServer, follow these steps to install WordPress on WampServer:


(Though, WordPress 3.3.1 was used for this tutorial, you will find it helpful for any version of WordPress.)
NOTE: I will suggest not to change the names I’ve used in the tutorial, else you can find yourself in trouble. Please only change names if you’re sure you can keep up with the changes.

1. Goto Computer -> C:drive There you will see a folder named ‘wamp’.

WampServer installation folder in C drive

2. Open wamp -> www

www directory of WampServer

3. Create a new folder here, named ‘testsite’ (without quotes). You can keep any name but note it down as it’s your site name and replace ‘testsite’ with your chosen name when it is used in upcoming steps.

Created testsite folder in www of WampServer

4. Now, goto the WordPress setup file (which you downloaded in step 2 of downloading files). Open the zip file named ‘wordpress-3.3.1.zip’ (your’s filename can be changed because of different WordPress version), open folder named ‘wordpress’ and copy/extract its contents to our newly created folder ‘testsite’ [or the name you gave] (created in above step 3 of installing WordPress).
5. Till time, your site folder ‘testsite’ should look like this:

Contents of testsite directory

6. Open Start menu -> All programs -> WampServer and click ‘Start WampServer’.
Click ‘Yes’ on any UAC dialog window shown. Now, WampServer will be running on your system and you can see its icon in notification area.
7. Lets confirm your WampServer is working properly. Open your browser (I prefer Firefox as Internet Explorer loads slowly) and type ‘localhost’ (without quotes) in the address/location bar. You will see this page:

WampServer homepage

8. Click ‘phpmyadmin’ under Tools section.

phpMyAdmin in WampServer

9. Click ‘Databases’.

Databases in phpMyAdmiin

10. Type ‘testsitesql’ (without quotes) in the text box below Databases and click create. MySQL database for your WordPress site on WampServer is ready.

Creating database for WordPress

11. Type ‘localhost/testsite’ (without quotes) in the location bar of your browser. You will see this:

Wordpress config file

12. Click on ‘Create Configuration file’ button.

Wordpress setup info

13. Click on ‘Let’s go’ button.
Enter ‘testsitesql’ as Database name and ‘root’ as username. Make Password box blank (you don’t need to write any password for MySQL database). And leave rest two fields intact. Now, click on ‘Submit’ button.

Wordpress database settings

14. Click on ‘Run the Install’.

Run WordPress installation

15. Enter your site name, username, password, email, etc. and click on ‘Install WordPress’ button.

Enter website details

16. Now, you’re almost done. You will see the success message. Click on ‘Log In’ button.

Wordpress successfully installed

17. Enter your chosen username and password (which you chose in step 15) and click ‘Log In’ button.
18. Bravo! WordPress installation is finally complete. You’ve successfully login in WordPress on your WampServer. You will see the welcome message.

Wordpress dashboard

Now, you can enjoy using the best ever-built blogging tool on the planet. Some of the places to begin exploring WordPress is Appearance -> Themes and Settings. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and found it helpful.

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