How to install WordPress locally on Windows 10 without 3rd party apps

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Your WordPress blog can be hosted on two platforms: on a web server, which is the most popular option among bloggers, or on a computer running the WordPress software package.

If you’re planning to install WordPress locally on your Windows 10 computer, you’re in the right place. This article is a step-by-step guide to configure your computer to act as its own web server for hosting WordPress.

The only visible difference when you host your WordPress blog on your Windows computer is the address: you’ll use http://localhost[…] instead of the  regular web address.

As far as the user experience is concerned, by hosting WordPress on your computer you can work offline, test changes more quickly, and polish them before you roll them out to the live website.

Here’s to install WordPress locally on Windows 10 without using third-party apps

I. Download the WordPress package for Windows from Microsoft.

1. Click on Install WordPress (green button)

install wordpress

2. Scroll down and select WordPress > click on Install

select wordpress app

3. Allow the app to make changes to your PC > click on Install

install wordpress windows 10

4. Set your password

set wordpress password

5. Accept the terms of use

accept wordpress terms of use

6. Wait for WordPress to download and install

installation wordpress on windows 10

II. Configure WordPress

1. Set your authentication key

confirgure wordpress on windows 10

2. Copy data to clipboard and wait for WordPress to configure

confirguring wordpress for windows 10

3. WordPress is now installed

wordpress installed on windows 10

III. Configure WordPress in browser

1. Launch Microsoft WebMatrix. Every time you’ll connect to WordPress locally, you need to first launch WebMatrix.

microsoft webmatrix

2. Select the language for WordPress.configure wordpress

3. Select title, username and password

confirgure wordpress browser

4. Log in and start writing!

log in wordpress locally

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