With the growth of CMSs, web development has never been easier. If you’re just making a simple website, you needn’t make huge budgets to pay devs. All you have to do is watch a few tutorials and do it yourself. One of the most common and easy to use CMSs is WordPress. By December 2016, around 75 million websites were running on WordPress.

Beginning the Journey

For you to begin the journey of becoming a do it yourself kind of guy, you have to install WordPress. The good thing is that WordPress is super easy to install and doesn’t require any savvy knowledge.

Here’s what you need to do:

Install WAMP

WAMP stands for Windows, Apache, MySql and PHP. The name is derived from LAMP which means Linux, Apache, MySql and PHP.

WAMP is super easy to install as it comes with an installation wizard. You can download it here.

Download WordPress

Once WAMP is downloaded and installed, you need to download WordPress. You can get WordPress for free from here. WordPress is usually in .zip format, you’ll need to decompress it after the download is complete. You can use Winrar or 7zip for that.

Start your first project

After decompressing, copy the unzipped WordPress folder. Navigate to the disk where you installed WAMP and open the Wamp64 folder. Look for a folder named www and open it. Paste your WordPress folder in there.

You can rename the WordPress folder to whatever you want to call your project. You are now ready to begin your WordPress journey.

I will post the link to the article ‘How to make your first website’ when I post it.

Also published on Medium.

About The Author

My name is Patrick. I am a Network Eng | junior dev | techie | writer. I am an aspiring author with my first two books on the way. I am also a community wireless networks enthusiast actively involved in deploying one in Kibera, Nairobi.

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