Nowadays everyone has some idea about Content management systems (CMS). WordPress is a popular content management system used by 34% of websites worldwide. You can build simple websites, company websites, blogs, and portals. There are thousands of plugin available to extend the features of WordPress. You can build a blog, a website, a magazine website, a news website, a shopping cart or an online community website with WordPress with beautiful themes. You can easily create posts, pages and add media to your website easily. Its publishing tool helps you to create a post, make a draft, schedule publication and set post revisions. The built-in comment system provides space for visitors and followers to engage with your content. WordPress cms, plugin, and themes can easily update to the latest version using a few clicks.

To run and test WordPress you need a server environment. Not all have there owned a hosting account to install and run the WordPress. So how to install and run a WordPress content management system on your computer? This guide is for you to experiment with the WordPress interface.

To install and run WordPress on your computer you need a set of programs to communicate with WordPress. Here are some of the most commonly used local WordPress environment.

WAMP is a Windows web development environment that I am currently using to test my WordPress installation. It helps you to create web applications with Apache2, PHP and a MySQL database. PhpMyAdmin software allows you to manage your databases easily. You can easily install the Wamp server on your computer automatically. The Wamp server package comes with the latest releases of Apache, MySQL, and PHP.

MAMP is similar to WAMP, it is a free local server environment that can be installed under Windows and macOS. MAMP provides tools to run WordPress on your desktop PC for testing purposes.

Local by Flywheel
The Flywheel is a fast local WordPress development application. Local by Flywheel offers one-click WordPress installation and try out the latest version of tools.

Desktop server software helps you to create WordPress installation on your computer. It is a WordPress optimized local AMP stack.

You can choose any WordPress development application to set up a WordPress environment.


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