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[resolved] Changes in Editor (63 posts)

  1. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    u should be going there in yr browser

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    when xampp is correctly installed it runs in the browser
    thats the point
    not sure how windows handles this

  3. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I think i am confused by the term browser.

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    oh
    i mean firefox or similar

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    cos svn saves endless futzing as u know well esmi

    Not necessarily. All you're doing is adding another level of complexity that may not be needed. If you want to play with bleeding edge/alpha versions, fair enough (although there are other methods to using SVN). But if someone just wants a local copy so that they can tinker with their site/theme safely, a standard download will work just fine.

    As for running WP locally on Windows, EasyPHP is probably the easiest method of getting a local server up & running. I've played with various LAMP installs over the years but found EasyPHP to be the simplest by far.

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    no way can svn be described as "another level of complexity"
    and u can propose yr easyphp at any time
    personally i never used it

  7. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is aol a browser or do I need to go to Internet explorer?

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    and svn got nothing to do with bleeding edge alpha versions
    its the simplest fastest method of installing and updating WP.
    of course you don't like anyone telling u anything.

  9. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    omg lol.......forget aol...install firefox/chrome/ or any other browser u want
    aol is not a browser at all

  10. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have firefox... I downloaded it the other day... couldn't open a dang thing with it. I so am in second grade with this stuff

  11. elfin
    Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    please note: this is the support forums for WordPress. Not support for running your own web server.

    @Root - please stop telling people that they should use SVN - if you are inexperienced with it you can mess things up. In no way does anyone need to use SVN to run WordPress locally.

  12. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the help... now I have the basics maybe I can figure the rest out.

  13. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So Root. I appreciate your help so much!!!

  14. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Tried Easy php... not much easier. Calling the local ATC Monday... ready for a class.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Easyphp should work pretty much out of the box. Were are you hitting problems?

  16. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I downloaded Easyphp... then I added the Module for WordPress. Actually three times.. because I can't seem to find it once it is downloaded. I have the E shortcut, I opened up an alias, but I have no idea why... From there... I don't see any instructions as to the next step... Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

    I also have a question. Once I have this available... Can I design an entire WordPress Site and Then assign it a URL and move it to a Hosting Company, or is the purpose of this only to see changes before I make them on the live site?

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    then I added the Module for WordPress

    What did you do exactly? I'd suggest downloading the wordPress .zip archive, then opening the archive and copying the entire wordpress folder to your EasyPHP www folder.

    Make sure that EasyPHP is running. Next open your web browser and navigate to your local host root - which is usually something like http://127.0 0.0:80. Or right click on the EasyPHP icon & select Explorer. Add /wordpress/wp-admin/install.php to the end of the url in the address bar. That should start the WordPress installation process.

    You can design an entire site locally and them move the whole thing to a hosting company but you need to do a fair amount of database editing to get the moved site working properly. So I'd suggest you use the local install as a place to test out themes, template changes or post layouts. Do all of the live site work on the live site. It's far easier.

  18. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The wordpress download is in the www folder. now I am extracting them? Is that right?

  19. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes - extract it so that you end up with a folder called wordpress in www. The wordpress folder should contain a number of files plus 3 sub-folders - wp-content, wp-admin and wp-includes.

  20. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    wp admin
    wp content

    If I expand I see themes, Images, Etc. but no idea what to do from here

  21. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    At least we are both seeing the same thing.. that is positive

  22. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you also have a wp-includes sub-folder with its own set of sub-folders? If so, you now need make sure that EasyPhp is running. Then right click the icon in the task bar, select Local Web and make a note of the url that is displayed in your web browser.

  23. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ok got it

  24. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?

    If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.

  25. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is the Data Base name easyphp?

  26. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Welcome to WordPress. Before getting started, we need some information on the database. You will need to know the following items before proceeding.

    Database name
    Database username
    Database password
    Database host
    Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)
    If for any reason this automatic file creation doesn't work, don't worry. All this does is fill in the database information to a configuration file. You may also simply open wp-config-sample.php in a text editor, fill in your information, and save it as wp-config.php.

    In all likelihood, these items were supplied to you by your Web Host. If you do not have this information, then you will need to contact them before you can continue. If you’re all ready…

  27. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You call the database whatever you want. Access the right-click EasyPHP menu again and select Administration. On the page that appears in your browser, select Manage MySQL. You'll now see a new page in your browser. This is PhpMyadmin - the tool you can use to manage databases.

    In the Create new database input, type in wordpress, then select Create. Once the new db has been created, it will appear in the left-hand column. Click on the db name in this column.

    In the db management page, there's a list of tabs across the top. Select Privileges followed by Add a new User. You now enter the database username and password (think of this as setting up WordPress' access credentials - not your login details). Don't worry about any of the dropdowns in the first box - just add a username and a password (you'll need to type the latter in twice).

    In the second box (called "Database for user"), ensure that Grant all privileges on database "wordpress" is selected.

    In the third box (called "Global privileges"), click Check All.

    Make a final note of the username and password (copying them to NotePad is a good idea at this point), then select Go.

    You've now set up a new database and a user who is allowed to use your new database. Next you need to tell your user (WordPress) where to find the database and what user name & password it should use to log into the database server. Open wp-config-sample.php in NotePad and re-save it as wp-config.php. Now add your database settings:

    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress');
    
    /** MySQL database username */
    define('DB_USER', 'the_username_you_created');
    
    /** MySQL database password */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'the_password_for_your_new_user');
    
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define('DB_HOST', '127.0.0.1');

    Save the file then try running wordpress/wp-admin/install.php again.

  28. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks! I have one more question, then you can go enjoy your Sunday. I appreciate your patience.
    What do you think this means? MySQL said: Documentation
    #1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
    phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.

  29. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try reversing the process. Set up a new user first via the Privileges tab. Then set up a new database.

  30. isay81
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ok,
    thanks!

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