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

Installing WordPress locally on your PC 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 WordPress locally on your PC.

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

The most common reasons why people build their WordPress sites locally are,

  1. 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.
  2. You want to test some themes or plugins before installing them on your live website.

In this article, we will follow a step-by-step procedure on How to Install WordPress Locally on your PC.

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

And if you prefer a live demo, here is a video tutorial for you to follow along,

So Let’s Install WordPress Locally on your PC!

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. 

 Go to https://bitnami.com/stack/wordpress/installer where you can download the ‘Bitnami’ software.

Install WordPress locally

Now just scroll down on the same page.

Step 2: Click ‘Download’ for your OS.

In my case ‘Windows’.

Bitnami WordPress stack

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.

Start Bitnami download

Step 4: Install Bitnami software on your computer.

Install Software

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’

Select the installation language

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

Start installation

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

Create account

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

Fill up login details and finish installation

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

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

WordPress is installed

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.

Website can be accessed anytime

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

Include login at the end of the URL

And, you will reach this page.

WordPress login page

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

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

WordPress dashboard

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

Also, learn how to move your website from a local server to live website, by watching this video,

And for more such informative video tutorials, Subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I install WordPress on my computer?

Yes, you can install WordPress locally on your computer using bitnami.

2. What is a local WordPress site?

When you install WordPress locally on your computer (Windows/Mac),  you’re the only person who will be able to see it. To make your WordPress site live on the Internet so that it can be seen by everyone, you need to get a domain name & hosting.

Watch this video to learn how to make a WordPress website that is live on the Internet.

3. How do I view my WordPress site locally?

To view the local WordPress dashboard, go to localhost/WordPress/login in your browser.

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Hi, my name is Shyam. I love to teach, make videos & simplify things for beginners.
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Wonderfully explained. I’ve a question my dear friend. Could you please tell me how I can install multiple WordPress sites with their individual database, themes, etc on localhost with Bitnami?

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