I started using WordPress a few years back with the free WordPress website. Although, it’s limited to certain features, unlike a premium WordPress platform. Now, if you aren’t familiar with how WordPress works, it’s quite easier to use and navigate. But getting started with website design will require you to first buy a hosting and domain. The domain refers to the name of your website. Something like www.destinino.org while your hosting refers to the store where your website database will be stored and located on the server (internet).
Now, let’s assume you’re just starting your business or rather let’s say you want to give WordPress a try but actually want to test-run how it works first or in another way round, probably you want to reduce your data consumption when designing your WordPress website. Here is the step by step guide you can follow to do that:
Download Xampp and Install Xampp on your pc: https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
Download WordPress: https://wordpress.org/download/
Open Xampp control panel and start both Apache and MySQL
Extract the WordPress file into Xampp under Local disc C/User/Xampp/htdocs
Go to localhost on your web browser
Click on phpMyAdmin
Create a database using Utf8.general.ci
Now, create a user for the database (Click on priviledges>add new user account>)
Set up the User account like this:
Use the text field for the username. E.g Destinino. Change the Hostname to Local and type in the password you want to use. Now, click on Go at the bottom of the page.
Add the details on the WordPress installation
Login to your WordPress dashboard