WinNMP - Nginx MariaDB Redis Php development stack for Windows

A lightweight, fast and stable server stack for developing php mysql applications on windows, based on the excellent webserver Nginx. A lighter alternative to XAMPP and WAMP.

How to install Wordpress on Windows:

    1. Install WinNMP Stack

    2. Create a new Wordpress Project

    New Project

    • Open WinNMP Manager by clicking the taskbar or desktop icon, then click on New Project icon, choose a project name like MyProject, hit Enter or click Save Project.
    • Check Enable Local Virtual Server
    • Save the project settings.

    3. Download Wordpress

    4. Setup Nginx

    • Edit WinNMP\conf\domains.d\MyProject.conf directly or in WinNMP Projects list > Project Setup > Edit Nginx Virtual Server button.

      Edit Nginx Local Virtual Server

    • Replace the location / { directive with:

        location / {
            try_files $uri $uri/ /index.php?$args;

    5. Apply Changes to Nginx:

    • Press Kill / Start Nginx

    6. Wordpress Setup Wizard

    • Browse to http://MyProject.test and follow the instructions
      MySql server:       'localhost'
      MySql user:         'root' or 'MyProject'
      MySql password:     '' (no password)
      MySql database:     'MyProject'

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