This post will go through my 5-minute install of WordPress. This will be the base setup for my Genesis framework HOW TO. There really is only 12 steps.
This will go over how to setup WordPress on your local machine. I am going to assume you have already installed something like XAMPP or MAMPP on your machine. I will also assume you have the latest version of WordPress downloaded.
I installed XAMPP to: C:\xampp\
The root of my website is: C:\xampp\htdocs
Because this will eventually lead into my Genesis HOW To I will extract the contents of the WordPress .zip file. Remember this is the file that I assumed you downloaded before starting this post?
Setup My SQL User / Database
This is easier than you might think. Open XAMPP control panel and click the MySQL Admin.
You will need to click on “Users”
On the Users page scroll down and click the “Add user” link:
You will need to make a username and password. PhpMyAdmin allows you to generate a really good password. I recommend just hitting the generate password button. Make sure to document this password!!!!
It’s also important to “Create a database with the same name and grant all permissions”!
Once everything is setup click “GO”. You should see that you have added a user.
Go to this URL in your browser: http://localhost/genesis
Make sure that you select your language and hit continue.
Read and Click “Let’s Go”
Fill out the information. This should be the same info that you got from setting up the User/Database in MySQL. The Table Pre-Fix is “WP_” by default. WordPress recommends that you change it!
Setup your WordPress user and Password. This will be the first Admin of the site. Most people only have one user.
All done! Click “Login” to start using your site!
In the future, you will need to go to “http://localhost/genesis/wp-admin/” to log in.