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i'm completely clueless! (15 posts)

  1. elizabeth123
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i've been blogging for like four years with straight html and some css using crappy free hosts like haywired.com (right now i am on 1asphost.com) and finally decided to try wordpress because i wanted comments and stuff... long story short, i downloaded wordpress and apache (because it was recommended) and now i have no idea what to do with them. i have poked around some help sites but most of them assume you already know some stuff about servers and i am completely clueless. does anyone know where i can get step by step instructions from the very beginning for setting up and using apache and then wordpress?

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Setting up apache on your computer ?
    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html

    Or do you just want a free blog and commenting ?

  3. elizabeth123
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well i'd really like to know how to use the software but pretty much all i would do with it is blog... xampp looks helpful; i'll try that.

  4. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would do it live on your web host. I really would. One big benefit is if it blows up forum folk can help.

  5. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I too am pretty clueless on the blog thing. I downloaded wp and ran the install and it now says that it does not like the MySQL settings.

    using win98se on pc , I don't know anything about the blogs or what other programs are needed to run it on pc or website. I want to use it for business communications/questions and answers forums.

    any clues?
    thanks

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    dtoots1 - I would find a host first. We can then help you get up and running. It will be almost impossible to try and help with a local install.

  7. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have a host isp, my website is at http://www.spacequestintl.com .

    I had a message forum on it as a re-direct, which i can fix as an on-site blog, but first i have to get this thing organized to run.

    have reviewed the help screens but don't know quite what i need to do to get this set up as an on-site blog or even to get it running
    thanks

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    dtoots - if you drop me an email, I can install it for you ? (assuming your host meets the requirements)
    tamba2 at gmail dot com

  9. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    thanks, i hope that you can help on this.
    i have sent e-mail out to you.
    looks like we kinda far apart...guess you must be overseas, probably England?
    looking like 4 hours difference, I am in USA, OHIO

  10. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OHIO ?
    My records are blogs installed in New Zealand and Hawaii :)

  11. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nice to know we can communicate easily on this stuff,
    seems this is exactly what i am going to need to get questions/answers to customers, once i can get it up and running.

  12. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    have a question on the blogsite that i have established on my website.
    when folks register for the login and password do you folks issue the password or do I do that from my end?
    thanks
    dtoots1

  13. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That's all done from your end :)

  14. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 9 years ago #

    The password is generated automatically by your WordPress installation and (if all is working) sent be email to the person registering.

  15. dtoots1
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    guess that i will have to register another name from my pc to see if it is working, only way i know to find out.
    thanks
    Dtoots1

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