If I say that you can create your WordPress Website even if you don’t have an Internet Connection? Yes I mean you can create a WordPress Website Offline.
Am I mad? No, I am not. It’s true, I had made StayMeOnline offline first then I move it from local server to online server. It very easy to do and It will also help beginners to learn about the WordPress without purchase domain and web hosting.
There are many ways which you can use to create a WordPress site offline like:
But today I am using Xampp Because I found it helpful and easy to set up. You can also use phpmyadmin and FTP accounts with Xamp.
I recommend installing the latest version of the Xammp.
Setup WordPress On Xampp
I hope you installed Xampp successfully on your computer. Now open the Xampp and start Apache and MySQL. Have a look at below image it will help you.
After this open your browser and go to WordPress.org and Download the latest version of WordPress. You will get a zip file, you need to extract it by Winrar or you can use whatever tool you like.
Now copy your WordPress folder which you got after extracting. And go to Windows(C:)>Xampp>htdocs and paste that file here.
You have to rename the folder to your site name. This will be your site URL to access the admin panel. Let see, I renamed it to Demosite then my URL is localhost/demosite and admin panel URL is localhost/demosite/wp-admin.
Now open your browser and type URL of your site. Then you will see and setup page.
Now you have to click Let’s Go! in the bottom of the screen. Then you will see another screen where you have to fill your database details.
You don’t have any database for your site. First, you need to create a database for your site. Go to localhost/phpmyadmin. Click on New to create a new database. then come back and fill these details and click Submit.
If you filled all details correctly then you will see a success screen which will be saying, WordPress can now communicate with your database.
Click on Run the Installation button and move to final steps, On the next screen where you have to fill basic information about your site like Site Title, Username, Password and Email address. Make sure that Search Engine visibility box is unchecked then final click on Install WordPress.
You will see a success screen which means you successfully installed WordPress on Xampp. Click on the login button to log in your WordPress admin panel. Fill your username and password and click log in.
Don’t think that you can not customize your WordPress site as like other people can customize who are using the live server. You will get all controls which others have.
When you create your website completely then you can easily move to live server. Without losing data and customization.
This post was especially for the people who want to learn WordPress. And who wants to make their site but they don’t have money to Invest in domain and web hosting. They can create their site on WordPress and move to live when they have money to purchase domain and hosting.
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