How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2

///How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2

How to install WordPress on your local computer – WordPress tutorial 2

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In this video, I download and install WordPress on to my local computer, using MAMP as my localhost.

I’ll cover the following:
1. Where to download WordPress.
2. Where you can learn about MAMP.
3. Where to place your WordPress files.
4. How to create a database in PHPmyAdmin.
5. Run through the famous 5 minute WordPress installation.
6. How to log into WordPress

Watch my video on how to download MAMP for windows here:

Something wrong? Try reading the WordPress documentation here:
https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

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49 Comments

  1. Bello Nasir April 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Quentin when I open the start page it doesn’t show me the my website option on the page please help thanks

  2. John Step April 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Hey guys I’ve got some frustrating errors "Sorry, I need a wp-config-sample.php file to work from. Please re-upload this file to your WordPress installation."
    I follow this tutorial below.

    I also experienced the same problem as you and this is what i did and it
    worked for me:
    Go to MAMP>htdocs>look for the file named wp-config-sample.php and
    rename it to wp-config.php.

    After that, edit the file with a text editor and look for the line with
    the code "define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);" and change it to
    "define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost:8889’);" (without the double quotes of
    course).

    I hope that it also works for you. Goodluck! 🙂

  3. Mohamed Khamis April 26, 2017 at 9:20 pm - Reply

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.

    Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?

    Please help me I do not know what the problem is

  4. PeteyP April 26, 2017 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    Hi Quentin! Great explanation, I subscribed 🙂 I was wondering, with what program did you record your video? I mean, the screen capture.. Hope to hear from you!

  5. Ed Zahrin April 26, 2017 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Hi, Can you help me. If i plan to have 2 different website, can i use it under one wordpress platform or do i need to install on different WP platform ? Thanks.

  6. Lupita Solis April 26, 2017 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much for this video! Watching yours along with one other video I was able to download and install WordPress! 🙂

  7. Park Heights Productions April 26, 2017 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Where is the "my website" coming from? I don’t see this after completing the previous steps.

  8. justjulezz April 26, 2017 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Hi there, I followed your instructions to run a WordPress website on my localhost. There was no problem in the past days but since yesterday, I can’t open my WordPress site anymore because ‘the network-connection has unexpected stopped’. The Apache and MySQL servers are still running and I have no clue why I cannot reach my (test) website anymore.. Do you know what I need to do cause I can’t find it on the internet…

  9. Tamás Kalanovics April 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Awesome and very helpful, thank you!

  10. Brisky Jam April 26, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

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  11. Md. Alamgir Hossain April 26, 2017 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Hey i will install wordpress as like demo ..see more https://goo.gl/EOBdBI

  12. BlazerBreakdown April 26, 2017 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Having the problem everyone else is having where it says "Error establishing a database connection". I tried changing local host to 8889 but it just downloads a setup-config.php file that I don’t know what to do with. What’s the next step to fixing this problem? Someone help.

  13. Anthonykabiity April 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    so im having a little trouble and i would really appreciate it if you answered. I did all these steps and im all good, plugged in my theme and everything is going great. my website domain is still the local 888 thing and I want to upgrade to the premium option of wordpress so i can have my own domain such as http://www.example.com. Plz Plz Plz let me know how to do that through wordpress because i cant find anything online about it.

  14. Julian Blackstone April 26, 2017 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    so I’ve been working on a site for about a week and now I lost the page and can’t log back into WordPress. to customize and change things just shows me the website via mamp….can see all of my info on localhost but WordPress is telling me my password is wrong even after I keep making a new one.. what am I doing wrong?? please help

  15. Quentin Watt Tutorials April 26, 2017 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Please check the comments below for a list of common issues mentioned by other viewers.

    When putting your details in please try locahost and the port number. For example "localhost:8889" or whatever your SQL port is set to.

    You can get this port from MAMP -> Preferences -> Ports

  16. MichaelLawLtd April 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Subscribed.
    Thanks so much for this Quentin. Very useful!

  17. John Step April 26, 2017 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    If u guys got and error with your database connection you should try this one.

    Database Name: wp_demo
    Username: root
    Password: root
    Database Host: localhost8889
    Table Prefix: wp_

  18. enson yap April 26, 2017 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    I face some problem at 2:44 where i need to find the button for "my website" but however when i open the web i cant find the button "my website" on that site. So is there anything i can do about it to let it show up? or have i not done any steps yet? thanks >.<

  19. Michelle Bergseth-Hyslop April 26, 2017 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    How do I change my Host, Port, User and Password on MAMP? I have a sneaky suspicion that it’s not a good idea to leave it set as the default outlined in this tutorial? And if I change them, do I need to somehow update that on WordPress as well?

  20. Time for Tech April 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    great review, Thanks!

  21. Salvador Samaniego April 26, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    localhost refused to connect.

  22. Morgan LaBar April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Can you do a tutorial on how to do this on a PC?

  23. Phil Mundy April 26, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Incredibly helpful video, cheers man!

  24. Javad Montazeri April 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Hi Quentin, I just wanted to say thanks for great simple step by step explanations. I learned a lot.

  25. DylanDauenhauer April 26, 2017 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Wow your tutorials are so great! This was easy to follow and very enterianing! Would have never done that without you. Thanks!

  26. Tomas Adams April 26, 2017 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    I do not have the "My Website" button for some reason. I bypassed it by going to the localhost:8888 URL and it loaded fine, but I’ve entered all the credentials fine and it repeatedly says it cannot connect. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled MAMP twice now and to no avail. I’m think of just trying Wampserver as I have been at this for an hour now.

  27. Denys Svirid April 26, 2017 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Hi, i can’t open localhost:8888/phpmyadmin page not found. How solve the problem thanks

  28. P Bon April 26, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Thank you!

  29. Isabel Sandoval April 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Hey Quentin,

    I can’t access mySQL server, can you help?

  30. pinar yazli April 26, 2017 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    can you make a website on mamp and after that host by an hosting compnay ?

  31. Teen Wantrepeneur April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    if it didnt work for you just reinstall but without pro couse pro changes your host this worked for me

  32. tony janssens April 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Quentin, your tutorials are great – very easy to follow and very educative 🙂
    Thanks !

  33. EE Tech April 26, 2017 at 9:59 pm - Reply

    Hey Quentin. I have send message on your email and here on youtube. Please check it out and let me know if your interested. – Edin

  34. AboveTheChimneys April 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    For those of you who didn’t have the server option unzip the wordpress files in the mamp htdocs folder, and then delete mamp in the url you will get redirceted to picking a language and then you can continue on setting up wordpress.

  35. Shaistha Seema April 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    hey Quentin,
    I tried localhost:8888/phpmyadmin…..i get this error "The requested URL /phpmyadmin was not found on this server." Pls help me out !!

  36. Marmocet April 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    WordPress is the most confusing install I’ve ever come across. Their instructions left me lost in woods. You just saved me hours of headache and gained a subscriber.

  37. Andres Mena April 26, 2017 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    How do I connect my website that I already built on WordPress to this local install. I have just been using the WordPress admin website to adjust my site and now I want it adjust it locally. Any tips anybody? Thanks.

  38. AboveTheChimneys April 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Also if you have problems, getting into the phpmyadmin like i did, just open op the mamp startpage and click on phpmyadmin under tools

  39. 3327r April 26, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    This is really becoming frustrating. I tried every comment with solving instructions and still have "error establishing database connection".

  40. YouTube DJ April 26, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    When I open MAMP then there is no option of my website. Can anyone help??

  41. Karie Kameleon April 26, 2017 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Quentin — you are the BEST! I have never commented on YouTube before but I had to write something. You are amazing, really. I have learned so much from you. I cannot thank you enough for all of these wonderful tutorials. I don’t know what I would do without you!

  42. Sivarajah Mayuran April 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    hi Michael Nweze, I also facing the same issue now, mywebsite option is not showing. how to overcome this? Quentin if you respond it will be great to follow the rest of the videos. thankssss

  43. Darya L April 26, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    I love you Quentin lol you’ve solved my installation problems! Thanks

  44. Stenylle deal April 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    I followed all your instructions but I cannot find the my website option as well.

  45. JM Tennis April 26, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Very good, thanks Quentin! really helped me and made my day today!

  46. Prateek Banthiya April 26, 2017 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Hey! I don’t have My Website in the MAMP tab. Is that a big issue?

  47. ChicagoBob April 26, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

    It does my heart good to see such a good tutorial, thank you my friend it was extremely helpful.

  48. Andrzej C April 26, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    Simple and to the point. I liked it 😉

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