How to install a local instance of WordPress

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Instructions on how to install a local instance of WordPress using MAMP.

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How to install a local instance of WordPress

  1. 1. Install  WP  Instructions    STEP  1:  DOWNLOAD.      •  Mamp  or  Xamp  is  installed  on  your  computer      -­‐  http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html  (Macs)      -­‐  http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-­‐windows.html  (PC)      •  Download  WordPress:  http://wordpress.org/download/    STEP  2:  CREATE  DATABASE  &  USER      •  Launch  MAMP  application  from  your  computer    -­‐  Follow  install  http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress_Locally_on_Your_Mac_With_MAMP    -­‐  If  web  hosting:  http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress      -­‐  OR  see  below     • Click  on  phpMyAdmin  >  Databases  >  Create  database   • wordpress  is  a  good  databasename  (DB_NAME)   • click  the  person/lock  icon  to  specify  privileges   • Add  user.  Wordpress  can  be  used  for  wordpressusername  (DB_USER)   • Host  =  localhost   • Password  should  be  difficult  to  guess  (DB_PASSWORD)   • All  privileges    STEP  3:  SET  UP  wp-­‐config.php  •  Unzip  WordPress,  rename  wp-­‐config-­‐sample.php  to  wp-­‐config.php  then  open  in  text  editor  •  Enter  database  information  from  the  previous  step  under  the  section    //  **  MySQL  settings  •  Use  the  online  generator  to  create  your  security  keys:  https://api.wordpress.org/secret-­‐key/1.1/salt/    STEP  4:  UPLOAD  FILES  •  Re-­‐zip  the  WordPress  folder  with  the  new  wp-­‐config.php  •  MAMP  >  Import  >  select  zipped  file    STEP  5:  RUN  THE  INSTALL  SCRIPT  •  Copy/Paste  WordPress  folder  to  MAMP  >  htdocs  •  Go  to  http://localhost:8888/wordpress/  •  Complete  the  settings  and  click  install    

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