In this tutorial, I will teach you how to install WordPress on WAMP. Please note that before proceeding, WAMP needs to be installed and in working condition.
First, start WAMP and navigate to it’s “www” folder. Create a new folder to contain the WordPress installation.
Then, download WordPress and unzip it.
Once extracted, navigate inside the WordPress folder, select all files and move/drag them to the folder you created earlier.
Set up a virtual host
If you haven’t done so already, you will need to set up a virtual host. To do so, click on the WAMP icon > “Your VirtualHosts” > “VirtualHost Management”.
A browser page will open with 3 input fields.
In the first field, type in the name of your virtual host. This will be the URL of the website. In the second field, enter the path of the folder you have created.
Finally, click “Start the creation of the VirtualHost (May take a while…)”. Once complete, you will receive a confirmation message telling you to restart the DNS. Click on the WAMP icon and “Restart all services”.
Create a database
Once WAMP has restarted, open phpMyAdmin by navigating to http://localhost/phpmyadmin and login with your username and password. The default username is root and the default password is blank.
Click “New” from the left-hand menu.
Name your database, select utf8mb4_unicode_ci as the collation and click “Create database”.
You can exit phpMyAdmin once created.
Now we can proceed with the WordPress installation. Navigate to the following URL:
Click the “Let’s go!” button located at the bottom left corner of the container.
In the first field, enter the name of the database you had created earlier. Then, enter your username and password for phpMyAdmin. Again, the default username and password are root and blank.
For database host, enter the VirtualHost name created earlier (the URL).
The table prefix can be left as-is. For security purposes, change the table prefix when installing WordPress on a live host.
Once complete, click on the “Submit” button located at the bottom left corner.
It’s not over just yet! Upon validation of input entries, you will be taken to another page. Click “Run the installation”.
You will then be greeted and asked to fill out a few more details such as your website’s title, your desired username and password and your email address. Fill those out and click “Install WordPress” located at the bottom left corner.
Once complete, you will receive be taken to the success page from which you will be able to navigate to the login area and your website will be available for you to access at:
In summary, to install WordPress on WAMP, create a folder in the “www” directory and move the downloaded WordPress files to it. Then create a database and a virtual host and install WordPress at http://virtualhostname
Please let me know if you encounter any difficulties.