How to install XenForo locally to your PC using XAMPP

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This is a simple guide for installing XenForo to your PC using XAMPP.
This is very useful for testing out add-ons, making changes, etc. without affecting your live site.
You can even swap the MySQL database between your live site and PC using phpMyAdmin.
You can also up/download any files between your installation directories.

You can even build your site completely on your PC then upload the forum directory to your server, import…