WordPress on your Windows Computer with LocalWP
All you need to do is download the .zip. Extracted it, start LocalWP and enjoy WordPress! You don’t have to install or configure anything like the database. It is pre-configured and ready to go.
What can you do with LocalWP?
- Test new themes before using them on a live site.
- Try out new plugins so you don’t clutter a live site with waste.
- Maybe you want to practice editing .css or .php files before doing so on your website.
- To learn about the database with phpMyAdmin
- To see if WordPress is really for you.
- And much, much more!
Works on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
LocalWP Demo Video: (Updated: Jan 4th, 2017)
The current release includes:
- Apache 2.4.25
- MySQL 5.6.35-community
- PHP 5.6.30
- phpMyAdmin 4.4.15
- WordPress 4.8.3
We will be providing a single 32 bit version that will run on both 32 bit and 64 bit Windows systems. We had been maintaining both 32 and 64 bit versions. This was just way too time-consuming to maintain. A single 32 bit version will be much easier to update and maintain going forward.
It is currently built and compiled with Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 (AKA VC11). You will need Visual C++ 2012 libraries installed on your computer. If you have a newer PC most likely you already have them. If not you can download and installed them directly from Microsoft with the link provided below.
Download is a .zip file with standard/traditional packaging.
Release Date: November 12, 2017
Price: $0 / FREE
Download size: 66.2 MB’s
Download LocalWP (.zip)
– A PC with Windows Vista or newer. Both 32 bit and 64 bit systems are supported.
Standard Windows Editions Supported:
– Windows Vista with Service Pack 2, Windows7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10
Windows Server Editions Supported:
– Windows Server 2008 Release 2 with Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2012 / Release 2, Windows Server 2016
Additional Basic Requirements:
– A minimum 202 MB’s of free hard drive space for files (Allow additional free space for testing).
– The majority of the space used/required is consumed by Apache, MySql, PHP, and phpMyAdmin.
– Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 runtime components/libraries to run 32-bit applications developed with Visual C++
If your computer does not have this yet, you can download it directly from Microsoft here:
– Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 (x86)
2.5.2 Release Notes:
Updated / Upgraded:
– WordPress 4.8.3
2.5.1 Release Notes:
Updated / Upgraded:
– WordPress 4.7.1
– Php to 5.6.30
2.5.0 Release Notes:
Added php extensions:
Added support for:
– IonCube Loader
Updated / Upgraded:
– Apache to 2.4.25
– MySql to 5.6.35
– Php to 5.6.29
– Core speed and performance enhancements
– Subtle visual improvements
You can extract LocalWP anywhere on your computer.
You can start it by going to:
Double click to launch (Folder-location)\LocalWP.exe
LocalWP is a portable application, which means it does not rely on any Windows system files. All you need to do is make sure that it’s closed (not running) and delete the folder that you extracted it to.
Once you start up LocalWP you can begin using WordPress right away. There is no database to install, and you don’t need to make any Apache, MySql, or PHP changes. They are all pre-configured and optimized for WordPress.
As soon as it starts up you just click on “WordPress Frontpage” or “WordPress Administration” to start using it.
Shutting LocalWP down:
To shutdown LocalWP simply click on the Shutdown LWP button or (X) it out to close it.
LocalWP is a portable app, which means it will run from any folder/location on your computer. Even an external flash drive.
⟶phpMyAdmin (Database Management)
⟶WordPress Help (From WordPress.org)
⟶Shut Down LocalWP
⟶Open the main WordPress files folder
⟶Open the WordPress Themes folder
⟶Open the WordPress Plugins folder
⟶View PHP Info
⟶LocalWP Server Settings (Advanced Control)
⟶Edit the WP wp-config.php file
⟶Change the WP Administration Password
⟶Enable / Disable Apache Modules
⟶Change Apache IP / Port
⟶Change the Database Engine (MyISAM / InnoDB)
⟶View / Edit MySQL Ini
⟶Change the Root MySQL Password
⟶Enable / Disable PHP Extensions
⟶Edit the php.ini File
⟶Enable / Disable & Configure Sendmail
⟶Show / Hide WP Admin Pass in LocalWP Panel
⟶Show / Hide MySQL Pass in LocalWP Control Panel
⟶Enable / Disable Backup Feature
⟶More … Options when clicking certain buttons!
LocalWP by: DialMe