How to setup a wordpress development environment for windows?


Setting Up a WordPress Development Environment for Windows

Setting up a WordPress Development environment in Windows is a fair and straightforward process. Here are the steps you should follow:

1. Install a Local Server (WAMP & XAMPP)

Firstly, you’ll need to install a local server software. Some popular options include WAMP and XAMPP. Both are effective and free, although each brings its own specifics. For ease, we’ll discuss WAMP here. To install it:

  • Download the latest version of WAMP from their official site
  • Run the installer following the on-screen instructions
  • Ensure to choose a convenient location for the installation, like C:\wamp

2. Install WordPress Locally

Once your local server is installed and running:

  • Download the latest version of WordPress from
  • Extract the WordPress .zip file
  • Go to C:\wamp\www and create a new folder for your site
  • Copy the extracted WordPress files into this new folder

3. Create a MySQL Database

WordPress needs a database to operate:

  • Open your web browser and type “localhost/phpmyadmin”
  • Click on “Databases” in the top menu
  • Create a new database

4. Run the Installation

Finally, you will run the WordPress installation:

  • In your web browser, visit “localhost/yoursite”
  • Follow WordPress’s famous five-minute installation procedure

After completing these steps you should have a functioning WordPress development environment on your Windows machine.

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