How to install WordPress on Localhost using WebMartix

We all know WordPress is best among all CMS to start any kind of blog or site. I have seen many bloggers and webmasters who feel bit difficult to install WordPress on Localhost. Installing WordPress is quite simple in MAC but not in Windows. It was past, But now Webmatrix software from Microsoft made our life much easier. Using WebMatrix, we can install WordPress on Localhost to test  our new themes or plugins. If you are a WordPress developer, i highly recommend you to use this WebMatrix to test your new creations easily.

install wordpress in localhost

What is WebMatrix and Local host? 

If you’re new to these words Localhost and WebMatrix you should know about them and their usage

Webmatrix is a programme developed by Microsoft especially for all Windows Operating systems. It helps to install WordPress on Localhost. It helps to create new WordPress sites without investing single penny

Localhost is nothing but a kind of own hosting. You can start a new site without Domain and any hosting. I know what you’re thinking now! Why the hell we are spending $$ on domains and hosting.

Seems legit! When you create a new site in  localhost, it will work only for you and only on your computer. Yes! it is useful for WordPress newbies and developers.

Before shifting to WordPress, i learned about WordPress in this local host.

Install WordPress on Localhost using WebMatrix

Let’s enter to main topic, Well! I know you’re here to know how to install WordPress on Localhost. It was not a geeky task but need some small observation. Follow all below mention steps in an order to install it completely

Lets’s start with WebMatrix from Microsoft 

Mandatory thing to install WordPress on Localhost is WebMatrix. Even there are many such software’s for this process, but here we are using WebMatrix in this tutorial

Download WebMatrix and Install it on you computer. It may takes sometime depending on your Computers and Internet speed

Setting Up WordPress locally 

After installing WebMatrix, Run it by clicking its shortcut on desktop. It will look something like this.

installing wordpress in local host using webmatrix

Click App Galaxy and then select WordPress 

install wordpress in local host

We need to configure WordPress now. If MySQL is not installed already, we need to install it first. Set a password and remember it till the end of your life

Click Next and then I Accept

install wordpress in local host

Downloading and installing process of WordPress starts now. Wait till the instillation completes. Immediately after installing, you will see lot of details in new screen, ignore it and click Next 

Installing WP using webmatrix

Installing Wp using Webmatrix

A new Database is created at the end of final step and click OK 

Final database in Webmatrix

After hitting OK, A new window opens now in your default browser asking you to provide Site Name, Description, Password and Email and finally click Install WordPress

Creating new wp site in local host

 Great that’s enough! you will see site details now and click Log in to start your new free WP site

Log in now

Extra Tips

  • You can create as many sites you can using WebMatrix. To see your sites, click on Open sites. This will show all your sites. Just click on the site name to open and use it.
  • Don’t close WebMatrix application, until your work completes on the site

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  1. Md Sohail says

    Hi Amar Ilindra,

    Actually i use Wampp as a local host to test my wordpress themes or plugins. Thanks a lot for sharing informative post about webmatrix as i never came across about it. I will try it for my local host.

    • says

      Welcome Sohail,
      Wampp is also a good tool, but i’d like to use WebMatrix. It was simple and easy one

  2. Bhavesh Gohel says

    Thanks for this post…Now i can learn how to use wordpress without any sort of hosting nd domain process… m/

  3. says

    Using this tutorial we can even experiment on themes, widgets and many more.
    Thanks for sharing the detailed tutorial.

    • says

      Yeah! Ajay, ur right . We can even create new themes easily using this webmatrix

  4. says

    hey this is the exact post for which i am looking
    through screen shots you made my way easy
    thnks a ton :)

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