Using WordPress on Your PC for Development
Once installed, you need to configure your WordPress installation. This can be done by entering a WordPress Application Name and clicking Continue. The name you assign will be used to view the development blog in your browser, so keep it simple. The remainder of options on that screen are defaults – you can change them by switching the Web Site option from Default Web Site to New Web Site.
In the next screen you need to configure the database. First, choose Use existing database and set enter the Database Password.
Other fields are automatically populated, but you will need to complete the Unique Key… fields if you want to setup the test blog securely. These can be skipped, however.
With one more click of Continue, the WordPress installation will complete. Click Launch WordPress to configure the site. You will be able to access it via http://localhost/[YOUR SITE NAME], where [YOUR SITE NAME] is the name you configured in the WordPress Application Name field.
You will then have a full installation of WordPress on your PC, and be able to import posts from an existing site, develop plugins and themes locally and much more!