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How to Install WordPress on Your Computer (The Easy Way)

By March 12, 2014 No Comments

You can easily install WordPress on your website through your hosting provider (usually a simple one-click installation). But what if you want to install WordPress directly onto your home computer? This is a great way to design and test your site before publishing, but the installation can be complicated. Thankfully, I found a fast and easy solution that will have WordPress up and running on your computer in seconds. (And it’s free!)

This only works for Windows

Step 1

Go to instantwp.com and download the application.

Step 2

Run the installation.

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Step 3

Launch the application.

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Now you’ve got WordPress on your computer and you’re ready start building your website.

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Just click the “WordPress Admin” button to start editing. Make sure you update WordPress to the newest version.

Note: Transferring an entire website from here to a live host can be complicated, and you may run into compatibility issues. I recommend building the live site separately.

 

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