To install WordPress offline, follow these steps:
- Download and install a local server software like XAMPP or WAMP on your computer. These local server software packages provide the necessary environment to run WordPress offline.
- Open the local server software and start the Apache and MySQL services.
- Download the latest version of WordPress from the official website (https://wordpress.org/download/).
- Extract the downloaded WordPress ZIP file. You will now have a folder named "wordpress."
- Navigate to the installation directory of your local server (e.g., "htdocs" folder for XAMPP or "www" folder for WAMP).
- Move the "wordpress" folder you extracted in step 4 into the installation directory mentioned in step 5.
- Open your web browser and type "localhost" or "127.0.0.1" in the address bar. This will open the local server's homepage.
- Create a MySQL database for WordPress by accessing the local server's PHPMyAdmin (usually accessible from the local server's homepage).
- Open another browser tab and type "localhost/wordpress" in the address bar. This will start the WordPress installation process.
- Select your language and continue to the Welcome screen.
- WordPress will ask you to provide your database details. Fill in the database name, username, and password, as per the configuration you set up in step 8. Leave the database host and table prefix as default.
- Click on the "Submit" button and wait for WordPress to confirm the connection to the database.
- On the next screen, provide a title for your WordPress site and create a username and password for the site admin. You can also provide your email address.
- Once done, click on the "Install WordPress" button.
- WordPress will now run the installation and create necessary files.
- On the final screen, click on the "Log In" button to access your offline WordPress dashboard.
You have now successfully installed WordPress offline on your computer, and you can begin customizing and building your website.