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Having difficulty setting up WordPress on a local server. (16 posts)

  1. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need to learn how to use WordPress. I have found an instructional video to help me but they do not show you how to install it locally.

    Here is the five-minute video I have been following to install locally.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uShBYyy0cbw

    I get stuck at the part where you type local host into the address bar of Internet Explorer. When I try and do this Internet Explorer says the page cannot be displayed.

    I really need to become familiar with WordPress quickly and this has been standing in my way for a while so any advice would be appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you actually installed the necessary server software on your computer?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

  3. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm almost positive I have all of the necessary software installed. As positive as anyone can be who is still having problems.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get stuck at the part where you type local host into the address bar

    Make sure it's all one word "localhost" (without the quotes, of course). Try that and tell use what you see in the browser.

  5. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It must have been making an idiot mistake somewhere because now when I type in localhost it brings me to the wamp site.
    Thank you to everyone very much for the help. I'm sure I will be back not too long from now with another question.

    Thanks again, I really appreciate it.

  6. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're welcome.

    If you need any help when you get to permalinks, pop back in. It's usually a very quick and easy adjustment to make with WampServer.

  7. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm still trying to use this video to set up my WordPress on a local server.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uShBYyy0cbw

    actually I was wrong before. I am still having the same problem.

    When I try to go to the localhost/WordPress to set up the configuration file Internet Explorer still says that the page cannot be displayed.

    I have tried doing it in Google Chrome and the problem still persists
    any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  8. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Just to verify a couple of things:

    A) is the wampserver icon in the system try (or taskbar) green when you try to reach http://localhost ?

    B) do you, or do you not, ever actually see the wampserver home page with details about your projects, loaded php modules, MySQL info, etc... when you visit http://localhost ?

  9. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A. The icon is green. I make sure that it is green before I try to access anything. I left click on the icon and select start all services.

    B. I do see the homepage when I type in localhost. That is why I thought my problem was previously resolved.

    I really appreciate all of your help. I am completely lost and working on deadline. Thank you very much I really appreciate it.

    Thanks

  10. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Where did you put the WordPress folder on your filesystem?

  11. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the root directory of my third hard drive.

  12. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is that the web root directory configured in WAMP?

  13. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry I don't understand what you are talking about. I have no knowledge when it comes to this, I am simply trying to follow the tutorial video I listed above. Could you please explain this further?

    Thank you to everyone for your help.

  14. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    From the WampServer icon in your system tray or task bar select "www directory" from the menu. That is where you place the extracted wordpress directory.

    It can then be accessed from the WampServer home page by clicking on the wordpress directory listed under the "Your Projects" listing, or by typing http://localhost/wordpress in the browser.

  15. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, the WordPress directory is in the www directory. Just out of curiosity I clicked on the WordPress directory to make sure it was populated internally and it is.

  16. wheelstb
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I figured out my problem. As I suspected it was an idiot mistake. When I copied the files to the www directory I did not copy the files inside the WordPress directory, I copied the entire WordPress directory. The folder as well as the files inside, instead of just the inside files

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