How to Install WordPress Locally on your PC

Have you ever wanted to learn & build a WordPress site without buying domain name and hosting?

Installing WordPress locally will help you to do that by setting up your WordPress site for free of cost.

There are also other reasons as to why you would want to install your WordPress locally.

Since the local WordPress site can’t be viewed by the people from the internet. Building a wordpress site locally will give you the perfect testing ground for website development.

The most used cases where people build their WordPress sites locally are if.

    • You want to make some risky changes to your live site, you can do that on your local WordPress site before changing it in the live site.
  • You want to test some themes or plugins before installing on your live website.

Once, you build a WordPress site locally, you can then move it to a live website and we will learn that in the later part of the article.

So Let’s get started!

At first, you have to download a software called Bitnami WordPress, which is going to allow us to run WordPress locally on our computer.

Now let’s get this done by following these steps:

Step 1: Visit the Bitnami WordPress page: https://bitnami.com/stack/wordpress/installer 

 where you can download the ‘Bitnami’ software.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Now just scroll down in the same page.

Step 2: Click ‘Download’ for your OS.

In my case ‘Windows’.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Next, you will get a pop-up message from Bitnami.

Step 3: Click ‘No Thanks’ and start your download.

After downloading the Bitnami software on your PC.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Step 4: Install Bitnami software on your computer.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

When your installation begins, you will get a pop-up message from Bitnami for choosing an installation Language.

Choose the language you prefer and click ‘ok’

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Now, After choosing your installation language, you would see a setup window to start your installation.

 

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Step 5: Click “next” until you reach the window for creating an account for the local wordpress website.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Step 6: Fill-up login details for local WordPress site & remember it for future access.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Step 7: Click ‘finish’ and complete the installation.

Now, After installing WordPress on your PC, ‘Access WordPress’ to reach your local WordPress website.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Now, make sure that the WordPress site is running on your pc using locally.

Also, you can access your local WordPress site anytime by going to localhost/WordPress in your browser.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Now, if you want to reach the local WordPress dashboard, go to localhost/WordPress/login in your browser.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

And, you will reach this page.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

Now enter those login details, which we created while installing the Bitnami WordPress.

After logged in you will able to reach local WordPress site dashboard, where you can build your own local website.

How to Install Wordpress Locally on your PC

This is how you can install WordPress locally and build your own WordPress website.

Also, Learn how to move your website from local server to live website.

By watching this video,

I hope this article was useful to you.

Please leave a comment to let us know if it worked for you.

Thanks for reading till the end.

Pandi Kumar
I'm a young passionate blogger and interested in teaching wordpress.
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    P V Sngh 6 months

    It was really knowledgeable for learners like me. I am interested in making my website on my own when I don’t know any coding. Which city are you from?

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    Susil Bhue 6 months

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    Hamilton Salomon 7 months

    Hi man and thank you for this beautiful tutorial. I would like to install WordPress locally on my machine, but the problem is whether I could create a local E-Commerce site using WOO COMMERCE.

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    Satyam Aaditya 8 months

    You are great man.

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    Lackesha 10 months

    That was such a wonderful post! I absolutely love your team and the simple and concise way you teach. Hats off to you

  6. Author
    Lalama 10 months

    Brilliant and cool. Easy to follow.

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    Francis K Muthoni 11 months

    Such great presentation.God bless you man.

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      Samar 11 months

      You are really right!!!

  8. Author
    self helpper 11 months

    I wanna ask you one question why I am not able to install w3 total cache plugin whenever I search on my WordPress its says not available

    thank you

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    Samar Jamil 12 months

    Nice Post i like it.