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  1. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am writing to inquire about something strangw which is as follows:
    First: I have an account on the WordPress.com. Then I want to install wordpress-3.2.1 after I donwnoad it from this site
    http://wordpress.org/download/
    After that I unzip from that file which I download but I didn't find any setup for the wordpress inside that compressed file.

    Finally: when I open a file(readme) which I find inside that compressed file(wordpress-3.2.1) after unzipping I find this informatin which is down:
    Installation: Famous 5-minute install
    1.Unzip the package in an empty directory and upload everything.
    2.Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser. It will take you through the process to set up a wp-config.php file with your database connection details.
    1.If for some reason this doesn't work, don't worry. It doesn't work on all web hosts. Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details.
    2.Save the file as wp-config.php and upload it.
    3.Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser.
    3.Once the configuration file is set up, the installer will set up the tables needed for your blog. If there is an error, double check your wp-config.php file, and try again. If it fails again, please go to the support forums with as much data as you can gather.
    4.If you did not enter a password, note the password given to you. If you did not provide a username, it will be admin.
    5.The installer should then send you to the login page. Sign in with the username and password you chose during the installation. If a password was generated for you, you can then click on 'Profile' to change the password.

    Then my inquiry how can I install the wordpress without existing the setup file of the wordpress.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You need to install WordPress on a web server - either locally or on a remote server. See http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  3. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Why? WordPress isn't programme like the other programme which can install on the computer?

    What is the difference between the Windows live writer programme and WordPress because I see there is some relationship between them but I didn't know it exactingly.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress isn't programme like the other programme which can install on the computer?

    No. It's a web content management system. Windows LiveWriter is a program that allows you to post directly to your content-managed site on a remote server.

  5. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much indeed, however, I am really don't know the benefit from the "Windows LiveWriter program, because I see its icon appears only the Internet Explorer and not on the other browsers.

    Second: I wonder that when I created account on the WordPress.org, and then, I went to open the Windows LiveWriter program I have noticed that the username for account at WordPress.org shows on the Windows LiveWriter program.

    Third: The strange thing is whenever I run the Windows LiveWriter program immediately log with that username which is for my account at WordPress.org, and I couldn't log out from the Windows LiveWriter program. Maybe because I integrated(linked)Windows LiveWriter program with my account at WordPress.org. But the question how can I make the Windows LiveWriter program give me a dialog box at which I enter the username and password for my account at wordprss.org instead logging into the Windows LiveWriter program by using my username at wordpress.org.

    Finally: as long as I downloaded the compressed file for wordpress-3.2.1 and unzipped it. What can I do with those folder and files which are unzipped.

    It would be greatly appreciated if you could tell me what is quite the benefit of when one has account at wordpress.org because I didn't get the benefit from that by now.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you actually installed WordPress yet?

  7. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, I couldn't install it because I didn't have the setup of it.

    All what I have found was files without any setup file inside them.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is no setup.exe file in WordPress! It's not an application that you can install on your own computer without setting up your own web server first. Please read http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  9. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It would be greatly appreciated if you could tell me what is quite the benefit of when one has account at wordpress.org because I didn't get the benefit from that by now.

    It allows you to post on the forums here and ask questions.

    There are a few other things you can do too, but if you can't install WordPress on a server, those won't be relevant to you.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Your account on wordpress.org (ie here) has nothing to do with installing WordPress on your own local web server or remote host.

  11. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much, but how can I install the wordpress on my own local web server or remote host without I have the setup of wordpress?

    And could you possibly explain for me what "remote host" means?

    Finally: does local web server mean my browser or my system?

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  13. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    <It allows you to post on the forums here and ask questions.>
    But I can register on the forum and post without I have an account at wordpresss.org

    <There are a few other things you can do too, but if you can't install WordPress on a server, those won't be relevant to you. e>
    Thank you so much, but how can I install the wordpress on my own local web server or remote host without I have the setup of wordpress?

    And could you possibly explain for me what "remote host" means?

    Finally: does local web server mean my browser or my system?

  14. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    WordPress is not a program that runs via your operating system, like Word or Internet Explorer. It is a collection of files that run on a web server (a computer configured to serve sites on the web), and are viewed in your browser.

    You can install web server software on your on computer to create an environment that mimics a remote web server. This is what we mean by a "local web server". Only you have access to a local web server. You can't access it from the internet. If you wish to do this, I would suggest a program called WAMP, which installs all of the necessary components and configures them for you.

    A "remote host", on the other hand, is a webserver you connect to from your own computer. It is the computer that hosts your live WordPress site that is accessible from a domain you purchase.

  15. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much indeed, I have a little inquiry which is as follows:
    First: if I want to install the WAMP, where can I find it?
    Second: I have access internet via a proxy server. Is this apply any role in this topic?
    Finally: Do you mean with "remote host" with a server that allows you to upload and download your files into, for instance, Rapidshare.com, mediafire.com?

    It would be greatly appreciated if you could help me because I am novice

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. See http://weblogtoolscollection.com/archives/2007/12/30/install-wordpress-locally-1-of-2/

    2. Not if you are installing a local web server.

    3. No. It relates to buying hosting and registering a domain name with a hosting company.

  17. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    . No. It relates to buying hosting and registering a domain name with a hosting company.
    Then I can't do any thing because I didn't register with a domain name a hosting company( I mean I didn't buy any thing)

    I was expected that is free

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We do not recommend using free hosting for a self-hosted WordPress site. Perhaps you should just stick to your wordpress.com site?

  19. A cooperator
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I will continue on my WordPress site,however, I don't also know what is the benefit form WordPress.com site.

    Would you mind telling me what the benefit is?

    Finally: I would highly appreciate it if you could tell me how I purchase a domain name with a hosting company if I would like.

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Would you mind telling me what the benefit is?

    See http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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