Hi guys in this tutorial I’ll show how to install WordPress theme on local server using WAMP .
WAMP is a free software allowing you to run a local server on your computer for testing websites. If you don’t have it on your system and don't know where you can get it, please feel free to visit WAMPofficial website and download its package from here.
When WAMP is installed, you can run it on your computer.
Preparing for WordPress Installation
The next step is to install WordPress. It requires some preparations, e.g., tuning up WAMP settings and creating the database, so we’ll need to do all that before we proceed to installing WordPress.
1 Click WAMP icon in the bottom right corner of the taskbar.
2 Select Start All Services option. WAMP icon should become green. This means WAMP has started on your computer and everything works properly.
3 Now let’s tune up its settings according to your needs. Check the needed WordPress engine requirements. Here they are:
4 Open WAMP menu and navigate to PHP > Version tab. Here select the version that is needed for WordPress to work properly.
5 Then go to MySQL > Version tab and select the needed version mentioned in the requirements.
6 Now let’s open PhpMyAdmin tab.
7 You’ll see the Welcome to phpMyAdmin screen. Here you can select the language that is more convenient for you.
8 Type in your database username (in most cases it is root). If you use phpMyAdmin tool for the first time, it is most likely that there is no password.
So click on Go button leaving Password field empty.
9 Now that you’ve accessed phpMyAdmin Home screen, you need to create a new database to use it for WordPress. To do it click New option in the left column.
10 In the Databases tab locate Create database block. Here you need to fill in the database name (e.g. new or whatever you'll name it). After that click Create button.
Wooh! almost there....
1 Now we’re almost ready to install WordPress. To do it, download the latest WordPress version to your hard drive. Unpack the archive(Zip file). After that you’ll have wordpress folder with all the necessary files in it. Copy this folder.
2 Now locate WAMP folder. Here navigate to local disk > wamp > www folder in it. Here you need to paste wordpress directory you’ve previously copied.
3 After that, click WAMP icon in the bottom right corner. Here click Localhost and access your wordpress folder through your browser (e.g. http://localhost/wordpress/).
4 If you’ve done everything correctly, you’ll see WordPress installation screen.
5 Note, that in the Database field you should input the name of the database you’ve created in phpMyAdmin, and the database username should be root. If there was no password for the root user, then leave that field blank, as shown on the screen below.
6 When WordPress is installed, you’ll be able to access your website from your browser. Here type in the WordPress admin username and password you’ve set when installing WordPress.
You've successfully installed WordPress on your local server. The last step is to install our team.
1 Let’s install the theme to your new local website. To do it you should place the theme folder into wordpress/wp-content/themes directory.
2 Then restart WAMP server and open Localhost to access your website.
3 Login to your website’s Dashboard using your username and password and navigate to Appearance > Themes tab in the left column.
4 Now you can see the theme you’ve placed into wp-content/themes folder in the list of available themes. Click Activate button in order to activate it on your site.
Congratulations you have now successfully in WordPress theme on you local server.
Now you can enjoy tuning up your website on local server!
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