Easy Install of WordPress on Vista Home Premium for Local Testing

WordPress software was easily installed on Windows Vista Home Premium in about 5 minutes after the server (Apache) and database (MySql) software were installed via XAMPP. This easy install of WordPress was modified slightly from directions shared by GeeksAreSexy at Blogspot. Thanks, Kiltak!

I used the XAMPP setup and worked with phpMyAdmin (a software package that comes with XAMPP for ease of database use) for about a week before installing the blogging software as I wanted to make sure that everything was working as it should.

Here are my basic steps for installing WP:

  1. Download and install XAMPP.
  2. Download latest version of WordPress.
  3. With XAMPP control panel turn on Apache and MySql services.
  4. Open phpMyAdmin and create a new database called wordpress.
  5. Modify the file named wp-config-sample.php to include your database name, username and password, which are most likely “wordpress”, “root”, and “”, respectively.
  6. Browse to http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, enter your blog name and email address and click on install.
  7. Sign in to your new blog and create a post!

2 thoughts on “Easy Install of WordPress on Vista Home Premium for Local Testing”

  1. Hey Praval!

    Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet when you’re trying something new. Glad it worked for ya.

    Keep writing and stop by again!

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