Guide to install Joomla and WordPress on XAMPP

Joomla and WordPress are the best options for a Content Management Systems. Being dynamic, its heavily dependent on the MySQL and PHP. This traditionally is a problem for developing them offline. So here is a solution for it

Joomla and WordPress are the best options for a Content Management Systems. Being dynamic, its heavily dependent on the MySQL and PHP. This traditionally is a problem for developing them offline. But XAMPP provides a complete package of all that Joomla and WordPress require to function on a local server. Below is a guide on how to install both of them on a local server with the help of XAMPP :-

Joomla

  1. Download XAMPP and install/extract the folder in the C folder. XAMPP download link >> http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
  2. Once its successfully extracted, go to XAMPP control panel.
  3. Click on the start button of  MySql
  4. Download the Joomla files from here >> http://www.joomla.org/download.html
  5. Go to C:xampphtdocsxampp and create a folder and extract the Joomla files into the folder.
  6. Open a browser and type localhost/xampp/foldername
  7. Follow the installation steps. By default MySql username is “root” and there is no password. Host name is “localhost”.
  8. Joomla is ready to be unleashed !




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WordPress

  1. Download XAMPP and install/extract the folder in the C folder. XAMPP download link >> http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html
  2. Once its successfully extracted, go to XAMPP control panel.
  3. Click on the start button of  MySql
  4. Download the WordPress files from here >> http://wordpress.org/download/
  5. Go to C:xampphtdocsxampp and create a folder and extract the WordPress files into the folder.
  6. Open a browser and type localhost/xampp/foldername and press enter.
  7. Press the “create configuration file” and enter the details.
  8. WordPress is ready to rock n roll !!

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