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Install WordPress 'Raw' ?? (7 posts)

  1. jrbbldr
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I have Apache, PHP, and MySQL all installed separately and running just fine on my Windows 7 development machine.

    Now how to I get WordPress installed without using some 'installation package' that tries to re-install what I already have working?

    I have downloaded: wordpress-3.8.1.zip and I can certainly UnZip it somewhere.

    Is that all I need to do to get started?

    And, if so, into where (what directory) does this need to be UnZipped?
    If more is needed, what more?

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    JRB-Bldr

  2. jrbbldr
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I forgot to mention that each item PHP, Apache, & MySQL are all installed into their own separate directories.

    Thanks
    JRB-Bldr

  3. bemdesign
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Okay so you have your "server" components set up locally and confirmed to work?

    Next up, download WordPress and unzip it and place the unzipped folder in your Apache's htdocs folder.

    Then set up your WordPress database in MySQL and make a note of the username and password as well as the actual database name.

    Next open up the wp-config-sample.php file in a text/code editor.

    Fill in the database details.

    Now save your changes as "wp-config.php"

    Now start Apache up and point your browser to: localhost/path/to/wordpress/directory/in/htdocs/folder

    You should now see the famous WordPress install screen. Finishing that up, you should now have a WordPress site running locally.

  4. jrbbldr
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks for the reply.

    Apache's htdocs folder

    That's the answer to the first question - where to put the UnZipped files

    I'll try the remainder of your suggestions and see how it goes.

    Thanks,
    JRB-Bldr

  5. jrbbldr
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    OK

    Now when I go to the URL: http://localhost:8080/Wordpress/index.php

    I get the message:
    Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.

    Based on the message, there would something wrong in either the wp-config.php file, the php.ini file or in the MySQL Server.

    But what might that be?

    Thanks,
    JRB-Bldr

  6. bemdesign
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    That would be a PHP installation question - http://www.php.net/manual/en/mysql.installation.php

  7. jrbbldr
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I have tried many things, but obviously not the ONE CORRECT thing to resolve the last part of the WordPress installation.

    When I run a test of PHP (phpinfo) it shows all is well including the following:
    mysqli
    MysqlI Support enabled
    Client API library version mysqlnd 5.0.11-dev - 20120503 - $Id: bf9ad53b11c9a57efdb1057292d73b928b8c5c77 $
    Active Persistent Links 0
    Inactive Persistent Links 0
    Active Links 0

    Directive Local Value Master Value
    mysqli.allow_local_infile On On
    mysqli.allow_persistent On On
    mysqli.default_host 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1
    mysqli.default_port 3306 3306
    mysqli.default_pw <root password> <root password>
    mysqli.default_socket no value no value
    mysqli.default_user root root
    mysqli.max_links Unlimited Unlimited
    mysqli.max_persistent Unlimited Unlimited
    mysqli.reconnect Off Off

    And, when I run a php script to test the ability to Connect to the MySQL Server it Connects fine using the same logon criteria shown in the phpinfo().

    But when I attempt to launch WordPress I continue to get:
    Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.

    What am I missing?
    PHP seems to be 'talking' to (or at least Connecting to) the MySQL Server in a simplistic manner.

    What is it that WordPress needs configured that I have not got correct within the PHP.ini file?

    Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    JRB-Bldr

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