Makes WordPress Works Offline on Your PC
This article will tell you how to make WordPress works offline. The installation is quite simple and needs less than a minute. After you have installed WordPress on your website, you can use this offline WordPress same as the online WordPress which is powering your website.
Before Moving to installation lets see how much offline WordPress would be helpful for us.
Advantages of Offline WordPress
The offline WordPress will be very helpful for you.
- It runs as any other simple software on your computer. I love to write in WordPress editor so with the help of WordPress installed on your PC you can add your articles to this WordPress, customize your posts when your website is offline.
- To run WordPress website online you needs domain names, web hosting by the means of your Website but the WordPress you installed on your local computer don’t need all these things.
- Most WordPress hosting companies offers Linux based operating system but the WordPress you installed in your operating system would be more familiar to your Windows working environment.
- Most important, It helps you to check theme, plugins, customizing you blog, and tweaking you blog. You can check if they are working fine then you can install them to your website.
Steps To Setup WordPress on Computer
It is very easy to install WordPress Blogging platform offline. But WordPress needs some supporting softwares to make it works. These are PHP and MySQL and you have to install them and just change a few line of code to make WordPress runs fine on localhost.
Fortunately, Microsoft introduced Microsoft Web Platform Installer to run several installation by this single software. Web Platform Installer install WordPress in localhost in just few clicks without doing complex stuff.
Microsoft Web Platform Installer is a free product which lets you run website offline on your Windows PC by a simple wizard which automatically installs the useful necessary softwares that required. To install WordPress, run the Web Platform Installer, move to “Web Applications” and then selects “Blogs” tab there. Here you will found a list of blogging softwares.
Search WordPress and select it. Clicking the install button will automatically adds all the other tools needed to run WordPress like PHP and MySQL to the installation list.
After Installation Completion
It is a 70Mb installation. After downloading Click “I Accept” and put MySQL Database password for WordPress and click “continue”, then your software will automatically downloaded and installed.
Now, after installation enter your website’s basic information and put all things at default settings. Now enter password for you WordPress database. When Everything Done Just click on the link at top saying “Launch WordPress” and your wordpress gets installed and opened in default browser.