Want to install XAMPP and WordPress – aka. install WordPress locally? This is a great idea if you want a development site that can be used for testing or other purposes. XAMPP lets you run a website from your very own computer. And once you get it set up, you can spin up a new WordPress install with just a few clicks.
But to actually install XAMPP and WordPress can be a little tricky, so you might need a helping hand.
We’ve already talked about some of the benefits of a local WordPress testing site, so I won’t belabor that point. Instead, I’m going to assume you’re just here for the guide.
💡 Note. If you need a more general guide on installing WordPress in other environments – not just locally, but on live servers as well, then please hop over to this guide of ours.
So without further ado, here’s exactly how to install WordPress locally with XAMPP. At the end of this, you’ll have your very own local WordPress testing environment running on Windows.