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  1. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am using the 'Famous 5-minute Install', now 55 minutes into it. Steps (1), (2), and (3) have not gone well. Have not made it to steps (4) nor (5) yet.

    1. I downloaded 'FreeFiles UnZip', which is now on my desktop. I have no idea what to do with it, but it's there.

    2. I downloaded the free version of 'MySQL'. Should this also be on my desktop? I do not know where to find this now that I have downloaded it.

    3. I cannot

      find

    'wp-config-sample.php' to rename it, or I would. I have looked in the C: directory, but I have no idea what I am doing or looking for. Where do I find this and how do I rename it?

    Steps (4), (5), and (6) seem incredibly daunting and so difficult that I'm not sure I will ever be able to use WordPress. I did not think it would be this difficult to start a website and a blog. Can anyone speak this process in simpler English, please? I really do not get it at all.

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1. I downloaded 'FreeFiles UnZip', which is now on my desktop. I have no idea what to do with it, but it's there.

    Your step one is done.

    2. I downloaded the free version of 'MySQL'. Should this also be on my desktop? I do not know where to find this now that I have downloaded it.

    You are not suppose to download Mysql database you need to create a database on your host account following the steps depending on what system your server has.

    You can skip step 3 as the install program will do it for you

    step 4 you upload the wordpress you downloaded in step 1
    in root or a folder your choice.

    step Run your install script and follow steps.

    If you still having problems click on my name and I have skype live help on my site and I can walk you though your install.

  3. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you for assisting.

    Step 2. I will forget about MySQL then. How do I create a database for Windows 7?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

  5. obscure
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just double checking grace... are you wanting to install WP on your desktop/laptop or on a website hosted by your ISP/web host?

  6. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I want to install WP on my laptop.

    There are so many tutorials and different instructions that, truthfully, between WordPress the website and WordPress the blog, I am thoroughly lost on which step to take next. If WP could develop an interactive Step-by-Step kit to get people started, I think it would be a huge success.

  7. Are you trying to install on a Mac or PC, and which OS version do you have (Mac OS X 10.6, Windows 7, etc)?

  8. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am trying to install on a PC, Windows 7.

  9. obscure
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

  10. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks, everyone. All of you are saying that I can start the install process over and use one of the above ways to install WordPress? That would be a dream!!

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My self I have always worked on host server and not go through hassle of setting in my computer.

    The benefit is that I can work on my website from any computer and hosting is not that expensive as used be.

  12. All of you are saying that I can start the install process over and use one of the above ways to install WordPress?

    Correct.

  13. gracehaven
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dear gov......I wish I could understand what you are saying. You sound like you have major experience with this. I'm trying to decipher your words, but it's not making sense to me. I'm sorry.

  14. Blender3D
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    IDK, but I would suggest XAMPP: http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html#641.

    If you choose it, I suggest reading the Vista problems (as a lot of Vista's problems come pre-packaged in Windows 7. That'w what I had running after I switched to Linux): http://www.apachefriends.org/en/faq-xampp-windows.html

    All you have to do is fire up PHPMyAdmin (change password via http://localhost/security), create a database, unzip WordPress into your server directory (that's the most problematic for Windows 7 x64, as you have to force it to install in the Program Files directory, not Program Files (x86). The server root is in the 'htdocs' folder).

    Then just go to http://localhost/wordpress (or whatever you named the folder) and it's good to go.

    Have fun ;)

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