Install wordpress on windows 7 locally

September 21st, 2011

To install wordpress in windows 7,we need  php mysql apache phpmyadmin been installed to set up a website first,this post will use xampp instead since it will save more time and steps.

1.Download xammp and  set up a website in windows 7

2.Download the latest wordpress from and extract it to under folder xammp ,then rename the old htdocs folder to htdocs.old and rename folder wordpress to htdocs(The purpose is to avoid changing apache configuration file httpd.conf)

3.Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ then create a new database ,eg: wordpress

4.Go to folder xammp/htdocs and to rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php ,then right-click wp-config.php to open it with notepad to edit the below lines

5.Done,now you can go to then follow the instructions to install wordpress on windows 7



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