We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,135 Software Downloads

Instant WordPress 4.3.1

Instant WordPress is a portable WordPress development environment which makes it easy to test themes, plugins and more on any modern Windows PC (XP or later).

To get started, just run the download file and it'll extract its various components into your preferred folder. Currently this includes WordPress, Apache, PHP and MySQL, but don't worry, they're all portable and won't otherwise install anything else on your PC.

Launch Instant WordPress and a simple console points you in the right direction. Click "WordPress Admin" to launch WordPress itself, for instance. You can open your Plugins and Themes folders in a click, and administer your MySQL setup, while clicking WordPress Frontpage will display your dummy site. There are even built-in posts and comments so you can get a feel for the look of a new theme right away.

One issue here is that, although Instant WordPress is regularly updated with new versions of its components, they're always going to be a little out of date. And the Instant WordPress developers themselves point out that the program "is not suitable for live websites and should only be used for testing and development".

Still, if you'd like an easier way to test a WordPress setup - or maybe you're a total WordPress beginner and want to get a basic feel for how it all works - then Instant WordPress is perfectly adequate, and well worth the download.

Instant WordPress Version 4.3.1 contains the following software:

  • WordPress 3.6 (Updated )
  • Apache 2.2.15 (Win32)
  • PHP 5.3.2
  • MySQL 5.1.46-community-nt

This version also contains an updated version of the Native Dashboard plugin.

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Version: 4.2
Licence: Freeware
Manufacturer: Corvideon
Date Added: {ts '2013-08-30 11:20:00'}


IDG UK Sites

Top 5 Android tips and tricks for smartphones and tablets

IDG UK Sites

How to join Apple's OS X Beta Seed Program: Get OS X Yosemite on your Mac before public release

IDG UK Sites

Why the BBC iPlayer outage was caused by a DDoS attack: Topsy and Tim isn't *that* popular

IDG UK Sites

BBC using Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games to trial 4K/UHD, pan-around video, augmented video and...