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How to install WordPress on Windows PC

In this post, we will see how to install WordPress locally on a Windows system using Instant WordPress. WordPress is a popular content management system for blogging. More than half of the world use WordPress for building their websites. We have seen, how you can create a WordPress site on Windows easily with Microsoft WebMatrix. Today we will have a look at freeware Instant WordPress.

What is Instant WordPress

Install WordPress on Windows system

Step 1: Downloading Instant WordPress

Get the latest version of Instant WordPress from its home page. It has a total size of around 58.8 MB.

Step 2: Installing Instant WordPress

Click on the downloaded file so that the installation wizard opens up.  Follow the on-screen instructions by choosing the destination folder where you want the installation location to be and click on ‘Next’. It takes up to 2 to 3 minutes to complete the installation.

During the process of installation, InstantWP doesn’t make any system registry entry. It is a portable set up, and one could run WordPress directly from the folder where it is installed. Not only in the computer, but you can also use any USB Key to install and run the Instant WordPress.

Step 3: Starting Instant WordPress

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How to use Instant WordPress

The Control Panel of Instant WordPress comes with different navigation menu options which you might be already familiar with.   Some of the menu items are:

Upgrading WordPress

WordPress is an open source project, and you can expect new security patches and releases on a regular basis. It is always important to have the latest WordPress.  Instant WordPress provides you an option to upgrade your WordPress software automatically.

We successfully installed, ran and tested Instant WordPress on our Windows 10/8.1 machine without any problems. Let us know if Instant WordPress worked for you on your Windows machine.

You can download Instant WordPress from here. Its documentation says Windows Vista users need administrative privileges to run Instant WordPress.

You can also use WAMP to install WordPress on Local Computer.