Installing WordPress Locally Under Windows XP with Xampp

1.Download latest version of Xampp Self-extracting RAR archive(EXE) for windows from site.

2.Start the exe and install it in your root c drive.(for more info please visit

3.After that run XAMPP control panel application from your desktop.

4.Start the apache and mysql services.

5.Open your browser and go to http://localhost/

6.choose your preferred language.Now you can see “Congratulations:You have successfully installed XAMPP on this system!”.

7.On your left click phpMyadmin under tool section.

8.Now type wordpress in the create new database field and select utf8_unicode_ci in the dropdown box and click create.The xampp setup is now complete.

9.Download wordpress from and unzip it under C:\xampp\htdocs your unziped wordpress folder (ex:C:\xampp\htdocs\wordpress) and you will see a file named wp-config-sample.php. Open it in your favourite text editor and replace the default values by

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// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(’DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(’DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username
define(’DB_PASSWORD’, ”); // …and password (needs to be empty, just for local install)
define(’DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

Save the file as wp-config.php (under the same folder).

11.Open your browser and go to http://localhost/wordpress/  follow the instructions and you are done.

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