As a WordPress user, having WordPress installed locally is always a big advantage when it comes to testing anything. I have been using Wamp to install WordPress locally. But after every OS install, it become a tedious job to install Wamp and configure it every time.
Though if you are Geeky type, you can refer to our previous tutorial on installing WordPress on your desktop:
Why do you need Local WordPress installation?
Having a locally installed WordPress is hardly recommend for every WordPress blogger as you can try every plugin locally before installing it on your live site. If you want to customize your theme, it’s always a good idea to make changes locally and then make it live on your live site.
If you are a blogger who is blogging on BlogSpot platform and wish to move to WordPress, this is a perfect start. You can use Instant WordPress and get comfortable with WordPress dashboard and understand how it works. This locally installed WordPress will do everything which a live WordPress site on internet can do. So this is one of the best way to start.
Here I’m talking about a useful free software call Instant WordPress and as name suggests, you can get started with WordPress on local system instantly.
This is portable software, that means you can install it on your pen drive or install it on any drive and even after reinstallation of OS, you will not lose anything. Best part about Instant WordPress is, you don’t need to configure anything. Install Instant Wp, and your local WordPress site is up and running without any hassle.
Here is a screenshot of this software and you can clearly see how easy it is to use:
Getting started with Instant WordPress:
Once you have installed Instant Wp, you need to go to installed directory and click on instantWp.exe. It will bring a screen as mentioned above. You can directly click on WordPress admin to login to your admin area. Username and password would be: admin and password respectively. You can also access your phpmyadmin by clicking on MySQLAdmin and play with your database.
Installing Plugin and themes are also easy. You can always install plugin and themes from your local WordPress dashboard or you can use Instant WordPress dashboard to upload plugin and themes. Phpmyadmin can also be accessed via this and if you wish to try WordPress SQL queries, this is one of the best and easy way to test any SQL query for WordPress.Instant WordPress also comes with dummy WordPress content, so you can simply get start with Testing Themes or plugins.
Here is a video to get familiar with Instant Wp Local WordPress:
As I mentioned above, you can also install it on a USB drive, so if you have to give a presentation to client or teach others about WordPress, all you need to do is carry your USB and you can plug into any laptop or desktop and your WordPress is ready to be launched.
After using this small WordPress software, I would suggest you to download it and enjoy the power of local WordPress on your desktop. It’s a free to use Software and runs only on Windows.
Do let me know if you have used Instant WordPress or any other similar software to enjoy WordPress on your local system?