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Easy WordPress Installation

Get WordPress set up on your local development environment without dealing with moving files, setting up your database, or figuring out what you need to download.

Simply put, the best app I've purchased in a long time. WPExpress has saved me valuable time in my WordPress development workflow. I highly recommend the Pro Version which adds theme and plugin functionality cutting out even more repetitive tasks. Along with this great piece of software comes great support. WPExpress is very responsive to support questions and always ensures that problems get solved. Alan McGinnis, @WebforAlan


Always Up to Date

Always start with the latest version of WordPress. No more hunting for the latest links or manually moving files.

Automatic Database Creation

Search through your existing databases to use for your WordPress site, or have it automatically created during install.

Localization and Locales

Select the desired WordPress language and it will automatically be downloaded, installed, and activated on your site.

How does it work?

Using your existing development environment, such as MAMP, set up a new folder and URL for your site. Open up WP Express and follow the steps to enter your database and WordPress information. Files are automatically downloaded and installed for you. Once setup is complete your site should be up and running, quick and easy.

Step 1 – Select Install Folder

Drag and drop your WordPress install folder, or hit “Select Folder” to pull up the file picker.

Step 2 – Database

Enter your database details and hit “Test Connection” to check if the database is accessible.

NOTE: On MAMP if you’re unable to connect, even though your username/password appear correct, you may need to set the port to 8889 (the default port MAMP uses for MySQL connections). For more info see the FAQ.

Once connected you can select an existing database, or enter a new one that will automatically be created for you.

Clicking the “Additional Settings” link will open additional options when setting up a new database, or custom WordPress table prefixes (wp_ by default).

Step 3 – WordPress

Enter your WordPress site details including your title, the URL on your local environment (e.g. http://localhost, http://localhost:8888,

You can also select a language pack to download and activate automatically on your new site.

Step 4 – Bundles (Pro Version Only)

Drag/drop your downloaded theme/plugin zip files into each area to include them in your WordPress site.

Clicking the “Add Theme” or “Add Plugin” buttons will open a modal allowing you to select additional themes/plugins from the WordPress directories, custom URLs, or your own files. You can select which theme(s)/plugin(s) are active on the site immediately after install, and all of them are automatically updated to the latest version available.

Bundles can also be saved for use on future installs so your themes and plugins are automatically included.

WP Express Pro

The more installs you do the more time you save. The Pro version includes additional features to speed up your workflow even further:

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Save your frequently used plugins and themes to easily include on installs. The latest versions will be downloaded for each install and activated so they’re ready when you are.

Plugins and Themes

Use plugins and themes from the WordPress repo, or your own purchased files, and have them automatically activated after install.

Default Settings

Save default setting such as your database username/password, as well as common WordPress information to speed up your setup process even faster.

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If WP Express Pro does not improve your development workflow you can request a refund within 14 days of purchase.

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