Try WordPress with XAMPP on your own computer

Try WordPress with XAMPP on your own computer

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Try WordPress with XAMPP on your own computer

This is how you set up a local server environment in just a few steps

I introduce you to how to get WordPress up and running on your own computer using the XAMPP software.So you can get to know the system, try templates and make adjustments.

Anyone who has ever dealt with the topic of web design knows that websites have not only consisted of simple HTML code and some CSS for a long time.In the past, a simple "Hello World" page was written with a few lines of HTML code, but today.As soon as the new website has to run database-based, you can only get any tediously without knowledge of PHP and MySQL.In the meantime, however, there are numerous so-called content management systems (CMS) on the software market, which should facilitate the maintenance of the website by separating content and design.The best known and currently mostly used open source CMS include Typo3, Joomla and Drupal.

WordPress: Modern websites, blogs and online shops

Another system has been particularly popular over the past few years: WordPress!More and more websites, private and commercial, have the CMS as a motor under your hood.WordPress is free software that has been licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPLV2), which means that the source code is at your disposal.According to the developer, the system focuses on easily adaptability, elegance, user -friendliness and in compliance with web standards.

There is now a lively community that has developed numerous plugins, extensions and design templates in the form of templates and themes.This enables WordPress-based websites and web applications for almost every conceivable purpose.

You can get an impression of what is possible with WordPress on the website http: // www.awward.COM/Websites/WordPress/, the particularly successful WordPress pages presents.

The Scriptures PHP and the MYSQL database system, which manages all contribution data, provide the basic technical structure for WordPress.A web server is therefore required that acts as a runtime environment that allows both services communicate with each other.Setting up such a server can be very demanding.Fortunately, there is a comfortable and entry -friendly alternative to put on such a system locally.

XAMPP: Local web server with Apache, PHP, Perl and MySQL

With the Tool XAMPP, a server environment can be created locally on your own computer with just a few clicks.XAMPP contains the Apache Web Server, the MYSQL database and the Scriptures PHP and Perl.Instead of the X, L, M or W and difference was written for Lampp for Linux, Mampp for Mac and Wampp for Windows.In order to avoid confusion, a uniform program name was finally created.

The free program is particularly attractive for beginners who want to build a playground for a wide variety of web technologies- regardless of whether it is about MySQL databases or the programming of PHP or PERL scripts.XAMPP also brings all web server requirements to run WordPress on your own computer.Among other things, local installation offers the following advantages:

Change and try them out themes as well as adjustments to HTML and CSS code before transferring these changes to the live environment

Use as a personal database system for, for example, your own photo collection, for project documentation or for a personal diary

Export of dynamically generated WordPress pages and contributions as static HTML pages

The installation and setting up of his personal WordPress development environment using XAMPP is relatively uncomplicated.The biggest challenge for hobby programmers should be to adapt WordPress for his individual needs.For this, in various forensite pages, including on https: // de.WordPress.Org/themes/and https: // de.WordPress.Org/plugins/, numerous free and paid templates and plug-ins available.

As an example, I present the basic installation of XAMPP and WordPress for Windows systems, so that you have your personal WordPress website to tinker around on the computer after successful furnishings.

Instructions: WordPress under XAMPP

1.Download and install XAMPP

Try WordPress with XAMPP on your own computer

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Download and install XAMPP (5 pictures)

First download XAMPP and perform the file using a double click.

After successful installation, the welcome side of XAMPP can be called up at http: // localhost/dashboard/in the browser.

XAMPP is stored as a separate main directory under C:/XAMPP.This includes files and information required by the program for XAMPP and the HTDocs subdirectory.In this directory or.A corresponding subfolder must be all files to which XAMPP should have access later - more on this in step 3.

2.Creating a database for WordPress via PHPMyAdmin

Since WordPress needs a MySQL database, you first have to put it on: In your browser you simply give http: // localhost/phpmyadmin/one and you can get into the phpmyadmin configuration menu.To the right of the general settings you can see the web server information and the standard user information "User: Root@Localhost", which you can manage and change under the "User Accounts" tab.You can create a password for the MySQL area and a directory protection for the XAMPP directory to protect your WordPress installation from unauthorized access.

You can now create a new database for WordPress via the "databases" tab. Ihr könnt einen beliebigen Namen wie beispielsweise „WordPress“ wählen und müsst lediglich bei Kollation utf8_general_ci auswählen, damit auch deutsche Sonderzeichen problemlos verwendet werden können.

The database is created.

3.Installation and furnishing of WordPress

After downloading WordPress, the ZIP file must first be unpacked.To do this, you can best and choose a subfolder of the XAMPP folder such as C:/XAMPP/HTDOCS/WORDPRESS and extract all WordPress data there.After unpacking the files, you can simply find the file read in the corresponding WordPress folder in the Windows Explorer.Click HTML and an English-language website with information about WordPress installation opens locally in your browser.

4.Setting up WordPress

Simply put HTTP: // Localhost/WordPress/WP-Admin/Setup-Config in your browser address line.PHP (or click on the link).A website opens with information on the "famous" 5-minute installation.Just click on the first link in the text WP-Admin/Install.PHP and you continue to set up the system.

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Set up WordPress (4 pictures)

Just click on the first link in the text WP-Admin/Install.PHP and you continue to set up the system.

After successful installation you get to the WordPress welcome page.Here you can now assign a page title as well as user name and password for administration access.After registering, you can then access the developer area (backend) in the browser and see the corresponding version of the website (frontend).

Now you can research the system, change themes, write posts and set up your personal WordPress website according to your wishes and ideas.Have lots of fun with it!

Further information can also be found on the German WordPress support page https: // de.WordPress.Org/help/.

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Have you already had any experience with WordPress?Do you know the "best" themes and the most practical plug-ins?Share your knowledge in the comments!