How to install WordPress on Windows

You will be using WordPress through your browser but here we will show you how to use WordPress locally on your Windows System. WordPress is the most popular content management system which is mainly used by bloggers. Most of the bloggers across the world are now running their sites on WordPress. WordPress can be installed on Windows with the Instant WordPress.

Instant-WordPress

How to install WordPress on Windows

  • Download latest version of Instant WordPresswhich is of 58.8 MB size.
  • After downloading double click on the downloaded file and the installation wizard will open. Follow the on screen instructions and select the destination folder where you want the installation location and then click on Next.
  • Installation process will just take two or three minutes and during the process of InstantWP, it doesn’t make any registry entry. This is the portable application, which means that one can run WordPress directly from the folder where it is installed. No need to be installed on PC it can be run directly from the USB drive.

How to work with Instant WordPress

  • Go to the location where you have installed the Instant WordPress application.
  • Now search for InstantWP executable (.exe) file.
  • Click on it and this will take you to the Instant WordPress control panel.
  • Now copy your WordPress URL and open it on any of the web browser on your PC to check out the front page of your new WordPress website.

How to use InstantWP

Instant WordPress control panel features the different navigation menu options as shown below.

  • WP FrontPage: Which carries link of your WordPress website homepage.
  • WPAdmin: Under this username and password which you have to use to login to your website will be listed. With this login to your WordPress dashboard.
  • Plugins folder: It contains all the plugins installed on your WordPress site.
  • Themes folder: It opens the themes folders and lists all the themes on your site.
  • MySQL database admin: Use the username and password which are shown in this item to login to your PHPMyAdmin. Using this the user can look at the internal structure of your WordPress site by looking at the MySQL database tables.

Upgrade WordPress

WordPress is an open source project and so fixes and the updates will be released regularly. It is very important to have your WordPress up to date due to the security reasons. Instant WordPress offers an handy feature which upgrades your WordPress software automatically.

 

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