Installing WordPress using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) v2.0

Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform easy. This includes the latest Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, ASP.NET 4, and ASP.NET MVC2.

Web PI can also be used to download open source projects which works on PHP and MySQL. Web PI will guide you throughout the process of downloading, installing, and configuring all software that are required. Following are some screen captures, showing how easy it will be to download and install the popular publishing platform [ WordPress ] with just a few clicks!

Firstly, you will need to logon to your Windows operating system using an administrative account. This could be Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2+, Windows Server 2003 SP1+, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Then, download and execute Web PI that can be found at
Here’s how Web Platform Installer v2.0 looks like.


Choose [WordPress], and press [Install]. Web PI will proceed to detect 3rd-party applications that need to be downloaded (PHP, MySQL, WordPress), and the Microsoft products and components that need to be installed and configured (IIS).

As MySQL will need to be installed in order to support WordPress, Web PI will prompt for the root password of MySQL.

Press [Continue], and the installation starts. Web PI will download, install, and configure all of the software for you!

Web PI will then prompt for the site information for setting up an IIS web site.
(You will need to grant appropriate permission for IIS to access the folder as specified in the ‘physical path’.)
(Your should absolutely have a different Web site setting!)

And the next step is MySQL database settings.


It’s that easy! Go, and give it a try!

===== For more information =====

~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0

~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer: The Official Microsoft IIS Site

~ WordPress


4 Replies to “Installing WordPress using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) v2.0”

  1. I have WordPress downloaded as well as Web PI. However, Web PI doesn’t seem to have WordPress available. On the “What’s New” tab, only Windows Powershell 2.0 and ASP.NET MVC 2 appear. the only other tabs are “Web Platform” and “Media Platform, neither of which contain WordPress. What am I doing wrong/missing?

  2. I clicked to install WordPress in the App gallery, and Web Pi comes up with the message “The product you are trying to install is not supported by your operating system.” This must be because I have Windows XP Home Edition SP2. It says “Note that while it is possible to install Web PI 2.0 on Windows® XP Home Edition, this operating system version does not include IIS; Web PI is therefore not supported on Windows XP Home Edition.” So I wouldn’t be able to get WordPress this way, right?

    With that problem, do you know of another method for installing WordPress? I’m terribly inexperienced and trying to set up a website with ComicPress (which requires WordPress). Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!

  3. (You will need to grant appropriate permission for IIS to access the folder as specified in the ‘physical path’.)

    What do you mean by this and how is it done? Having issues setting this up. Thanks!

  4. hi dear
    when i trying to install wordpress it’s show this message
    ( the following error occurred trying to conect database by using the specified parameters
    acces denide fo user ‘root’@ localhost’
    (using pasword:YES)
    pls can u help me
    my e mail >< thax

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