How To Install WordPress Locally Using Webmatrix

WordPress installation on local host gives lot pain to many people. So if you haven’t installed WordPress locally before this article is just made for you.

Hey! Rahul here. In this post I am sharing a great platform from microsoft which will help you to install wordpress locally without any trouble-shouble. The process is really simple and fast.

It’s a simple step by step tutorial with video on how you can install wordpress on localhost with push of button.

No configuration!



Just with push of button you are ready to go. Click Next .

Again Next



Add your username and password and that’s it. WordPress is successfully installed on your PC. Tadaa! 

We are able to do this with software called Webmatrix. Just like the matrix movie this is amazing but easy to understand and use.

Webmatrix 3! Yes that’s the tool from Microsoft which you are going to use for the installation of wordpress on your windows PC.

WebMatrix is a free, lightweight, cloud-connected web development tool

With Webmatrix you are installing microsoft web platform which  installs both microsoft web server as well as microsoft database and web framework. Don’t worry these all is done automatically by Webmatrix. You don’t have to configure anything.  Unfortunately the tool is from microsoft so it’s limited only for Windows users . Sorry! MAC users haha. But if you are using MAC then check out this great tutorial from Thomas Ewer on – WordPress For MAC – Installation Guide

Please Note : I have also created a video of the wordpress installation. So if you prefer a video tutorial check it out at the end of the post.

So Windows User’s Let’s Get Started :

I have come across many other tutorials about installing wordpress on localhost using XAMP or WAMP but I found them a little bit complicated . Let’s admit that people like simple things and I am here to show you a simple way to install wordpress using Webmatrix.

Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count – Stella McCartney

Webmatrix requires microsoft web platform installer for installation purpose. So if you don’t have this already installed on your PC get it from here : Microsoft Webplatform Intsaller 4.5 .

Microsoft Web Platform Installer 4.5

The Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform, including Internet Information Services (IIS), SQL Server Express, .NET Framework and Visual Web Developer easy. The Web PI also makes it easy to install and run the most popular free web applications for blogging, content management and more with the built-in Windows Web Application Gallery.

Install Webmatrix On Your PC

Webmatrix 3
Webmatrix 3 – The Tool You Need
  • Go to page : Microsoft Webmatrix
  • Download Webmatrix and start the installation
  • This will be your startup installation screen


Web Platform Installer
Oh Yeah! Installation Started
WebMatrix Installation Screen 1
Click Install! Yah you got it right. Right there.
  • Uncheck the box which asks your permission to send your usage data to microsoft.
Webmatrix installation screen 2
Webmatrix installation screen 2
  • Now downloading of Webmatrix will start. This is the most boring step as it will take some time to download as all the microsoft web installation are kind of slow. You can take look at my downloading speed. Haha  10 KB/sec .
Webmatrix Installation Screen 3
This is the step I hate most. Wait! Wait! Until Downloading is complete


Webmatrix final installation screen
Huh! Installation Completed – Now I see some happy faces around


  • Now avoid addition of Microsoft Azure products and just click on exit.
Select Exit
Simply Select Exit
  • Now the installation of webmatrix has been completed successfully.

Now Let’s Install WordPress Locally

  • Go to your desktop and Start  Microsoft Webmatrix
Webmatrix Start Screen
Now Let’s start


How to install wordpress locally step 1
Follow The Steps

App gallery will take few seconds to load. In app gallery you will see many CMS which you can install with webmatrix within few minutes. You can see about 67 web apps are supported by webmatrix. Amazing! That’s one good tool. You can see wordpress right at the top left corner. You should even try out Joomla and other CMS and install them locally.

Install wordpress locally step 2
Select WordPress
  •  After clicking on next you will again have to click on next! Tadaa!
Install wordpress locally step 3
Click On Next
  • Accept the the EULA.
Intsall wordpress locally step 4
Click On Accept
  • Now the real game starts. Webmatrix will download and start installation of WordPress.
Installing wordpress locally step 5
Installation Of WordPress Starts
  • Note : Click on copy usernames and passwords. It will copy the username and passwords . Now save it in txt file. You will need them afterwards.
Intsalling wordpress locally step 6
Copy The Usernames & Password To Txt File
  • Now these is where you will be doing alot of editing and customizations. These are various wordpress files.

Wordpress files

  • Webmatrix will automatically redirect you to your default browser for further installation needs.
  • You will see the following screen. Fill out the information asked for the WordPress installation.
installing wordpress on localhost
Enter Site Name & Other Details
  •  You can see here I have filled the needed information.

how to install wordpress on localhost

  • Success! Yes installation of wordpress on localhost is successfully completed.


Wordpress installation complete
Click Login
  • At last the login screen have arrived.
wordpress login
Enter Your Username & Password
  •  Wooho! WordPress is successfully installed locally and ready for testing. BTW it took me about 7-8 minutes to reach here.
wordpress dashboard
WordPress Dashboard


As told earlier this is the video tutorial on the installation of WordPress Locally. BTW I just wanted to share a little secret with you. Yah! This is the first ever video I have created and uploaded on Youtube. As this my first video it took me some real efforts to get it done neatly. So I would be glad if you could take out some time and review the video and don’t forget to like the video if you found it helpful.


Love WordPres? Then checkout some of  my other articles on WordPress :


Feedback Please!

Yes I need your feedback and that too badly. So please let me know if you face any problems while installing wordpress using webmatrix or any other related problems. I also want you do 1 thing  if you found the article or video useful. Please share the post with your community on Google Plus or Facebook and let them know that there is a simple way to install WordPress on their PC.

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  1. Plantsmantx says

    Nice article and video, thanks. I started playing around with virtual websites on my local computer a little while ago, and I didn’t know about WebMatrix until today. It looks interesting.

    I’m using WAMP right now, but the first application I used for this purpose was ServerPress. It definitely does simplify installation, but it’s only for WordPress, and the free version limits you to three virtual websites.

  2. says

    Ok, this is the first time I read a tutorial about WebMatrix as I never seen anyone wrote about this before. Most folks would suggest XAMPP, WAMPP or MAMPP (for Mac). Well, yesterday or two days ago I just installed ServerPress, it’s a little software on top of XAMPP, but specifically developed for WordPress. Pretty good and fast, just with few clicks on you’re done (Btw, I’m not affiliated with them, just wanna share something that might be useful to you and your readers.)

    • says

      Thanks Rudd,

      Webmatrix is more of developer friendly and thanks for letting me know about ServerPress. I will check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

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