Sunday, January 10, 2010

Setting Up a Local Wordpress Blog


Ever wanted to set up your own blog on your computer??Now you can..
Before we get started, let me tell you what wordpress exactly is.

WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.More simply, WordPress is what you use when you want to work with your blogging software, not fight it.

We will require the following things before we can begin the tutorial :
1. Latest Version of Wordpress
2. Xampp

After you get the above two things, continue below. I shall teach you everything in points.

1. After you download the files, put them in a folder and click on xampp's setup to install xampp.

2. Now extract the wordpress ZIP file onto your system.

3. Now go to C:\xampp\htdocs\ and delete all the three files in there.

4. Now, copy the wordpress files that you had extracted earlier to this htdocs folder.

5. Now, go to C:\xampp and double click on xampp-control to start the XAMPP CONTROL PANEL.

6. Now, start the following services in XAMPP CONTROL PANEL.

Note : If any of the services fail to start, click on the Port-check button on the right of the window and close the necessary applications, which have an conflict with XAMPP. Also, if any windows warning comes up saying Unblock or Block, you should choose Unblock in order for XAMPP to work.

7. Now go to C:\xampp\mysql\data and create a new folder called "LearnZone", without the braces/quotes.

Note : You can create any other name folder also, but then remember the name for further use. I shall be using this name only.
8. Finally, now we just need to do certain things in the browser. So now start your browser and enter the following url : http://localhost.

9. Click the "Create Config File" Button and then click the "Let's Go" Button on the next page.

10. Enter the following data in the respective fields and click Submit.

Note: In case you made a folder with other name in step 7, put that name in the "Database Name" field.
11. Now just click "Run the install" button and enter the respective details on the next page and hit the "Install Wordpress " button

12. Next you will see a screen with a username (admin) and a randomly generated password. Note that password very carefully because if you forget it, you can not use wordpress. Then, you will have to re-install wordpress. Anyways, click continue on that page and proceed.
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13. Now enter the username as "admin" and that randomly generated password in the passowrd field and click the "Log In" button.

14. Now you have arrived at the dashboard and you will see a warning up, asking you to change your password to whatever you want to. Click the "Yes, Take me to my profile page" link.

15. Just enter a strong password in the password fields and press update. Now you can login with that password and the admin username.

16. You are done with the installation of a Wordpress Blog on your local machine.

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My name is Aneesh Bhatnagar. I am a student in Class XI,like blogging and helping out others with different softwares... Well, That's all i can say about me... Have any queries???Mail me at :