Installing WordPress on your PC
Well, my first tutorial for wordpress :
How to install wordpress on your computer, for Dummies
First of all, lets talk a bit about wordpress…
WordPress is a blog publishing system written in PHP. All data is stored in a MySQL database.
Having your blog on the web is a bit more simpler, for example you can
- Create an account on wordpress.com and have your blog accessible at http://yourblogname.wordpress.com
Registering your new blog is so simple!
- Create an account on blogspot.com and have your blog as http://yourblogname.blogspot.com/
However, in this tutorial, i will explain how to create a blog on your own desktop computer/laptop, for any reason you have, perhaps to test how to use it, get used to it, whatever!
Download WordPress installation
Head towards www.wordpress.org to download the latest version available
This web server is one among the loads available on the net, and by installing any of these web servers on your personal computer, you will be able to simulate a server and have php applications run!
Once downloaded, run the installation.
Now that you have your wordpress installation and easyphp installation done, extract the contents of the wordpress installation in the following directory : C:\Program Files\EasyPHP 2.0b1\www
[depending on your installation]
Ensure than your web server is running by accessing it from your start menu
Now, we are going to access your wordpress folder through your browser at the address : http://localhost/
You will get something like that in your browser:
Click on the [wordpress] folder to start the installation.
(Depending of course, if you have renamed the folder earlier)
Now, follow the instructions on the screen…
You will be asked for database setting, refer to the screenshot below…
You have to create a new database so that your wordpress blog can store the necessary info to run…
To create a new database, open your browser and hit the address : http://localhost/home/mysql/ or http://localhost/home/mysql/
Enter the name of your database (ensure that you enter the same name as in the installation page)
Note that your database username may be root and password left as blank….
This depends on your settings of course…
Next, enter the details about your blog;
Note down the username and password automatically generated for you and use the same to login the Admininstration Control Panel, as shown below…
Your blog is Ready!!!
Now, lets access your blog!!!
You can view your blog by typing the address : http://www.yashvinblogs.com/
and your the admin panel, its http://www.yashvinblogs.com/wp-admin/