8 Steps on How to Install WordPress Locally in Windows and macOS Easily

30 October 2020
30 October 2020 Lazarin

8 Steps on How to Install WordPress Locally

WordPress is one of the greatest CMS out there written in PHP, is used for blogging and websites.

Since his release on May 27, 2003, over 30% of websites are using WordPress.

In the beginning, WordPress was a blog publishing system and today is used by more than 60 million websites, from Online Stores, Forums and the list go on and on.

I understand that you are here to follow the process on How to Install WordPress Locally in Windows and macOS Easily. Let’s begin!

This is the steps you need to follow for an easy installation

  1. Go to localwp.com
  2. Download the software
  3. Follow the installation process
  4. Open Local
  5. Click the plus button
  6. Once your installation is complete visit click the Admin button
  7. Login with your details
  8. Now you’ve got a WordPress basic installation

Step n 1

Visit the homepage of LOCALWP were you are going to download a very simple software which is going to allow you to install as many WordPress sites as needed.

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Step n 2

At the top of your header, you will find the DOWNLOAD button for the installation to begin. Have a look at the image below!

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Step n 3 

This is the installation process witch is pretty straight forward

Step n 4

Once your installation is done please open your software. I have mine on the desktop with all my apps.

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Step n 5

Now you are ready for your first WordPress installation locally using Local.

Click the plus button that you find left-hand side at bottom of the page.

The recommended PHP version of your installation is just fine, add your user name and password followed by your email address.

Now you are ready to rock!

To view you ADMIN click the button on the right-hand side at the top of your page next VIEW SITE (this allows you to see the front page of your site).

As you can see the site bar has the yellow site name obscured for privacy reasons, that’s the plage were you find your sites and you can start and stop them anytime you need to work on these projects.

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After you click the admin button at the top of the page you need to enter your login information BOOM there you have your first WordPress installation.

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Well, congratulations you made it to your first WordPress installation locally. I remember the first time I found this solution it made my life so easy.

There are other ways to do this like with MAMP or XAMPP check them up if you prefer to use one of those but this does the job perfectly.

Since this is just the beginning of your journey building your WordPress site or blog read How to Find the Perfect Theme for WordPress

Why you need a theme for your WordPress site?

  • Themes allow us to be faster on building a good looking website in no time.
  • You can spend tons of hours to try to build a theme from scratch if are not a web developer.
  • There are FREE and PAID themes for WordPress READ my Recommended Themes for WordPress
  • Many paid themes that you can find in Theme Forest have great User Interface  and User Experience
  • Paid theme have premium plugins included
  • There are great page builders as well that can be used with free themes

Since this is just an article on how to Install WordPress Locally I am not going in-depth about Themes and Plugin witch you can read in mu related topics.

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How to find the right Hosting for WordPress

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