At this stage of WordPress Tutorial,you’ll learn how to set up a website or a blog on WordPress. For this purpose, you need to install the WordPress platform on your computer. Go toWordPress and download the latest version of WordPress. Once you download WordPress platform, you need to download the latest version of MAMP for windows. I am providing you a download link below
How to Setup MAMP?
This would be your personal web server, it will allow you to build & test WordPress webpage on your computer locally before you transfer them onto your live web hosting server.
When you finish with downloading of MAMP software, you need to install it by running the setup file. In this way, a web server would be installed on your computer. MAMP gives you the flexibility to host WordPress and PHP platforms on your local computer. Before we proceed further with setting up of WordPress, we need to run MAMP and its services. Click on MAMP icon on your desktop, once it starts
running, click on “Preferences” tab. It will open up the preferences window as shown in the picture below.
Click on the “Ports” tab and setup your ports accordingly as shown in the picture above.
You have completed step 2 of WordPress installation. Now we proceed to our 3rd step, where we will set up a database for our WordPress website or blog.
Setting up a Database for WordPress Website
At this stage of WordPress Tutorial, We need to set up a database for our website before we can further proceed with WordPress installation and could start actually building our first WordPress website. For doing that, we need to click the MAMP icon on our desktop. It will open up our MAMP application show in the image below.
Now you need to make sure that both of your web servers are running as shown in the red box in the picture above. If they are not running, you can start them by clicking the “Start Servers” or “Stop Servers” icon as shown in the yellow box.
Once your Apache Server & MySQL Server start running, you can proceed to build your first database for your first WordPress website.
Click on the “Open start page” as shown in the red box in the image below.