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  1. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello!

    I am trying to install WP on my local PC. Got the WAMP server ready to use as I have got Joomla also running. I will now be downloading WP and have to install it somewhere.

    The confusion now is that different sources on the Internet say different folders to save WP and do the installation. My question is: How do I know which folder is the correct one so that the installation does not get messed up and will be working correct with my server.

    Please help I am nearly there.

    Thanks,
    Naveen

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can install WordPress into any folder that you want.

  3. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    do I need to cross reference anything with WAMP. I just created databases.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Nope. Just run the install & enter the usual database details when required.

  5. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am trying to isntall it and get the following error message

    The requested URL /wordpress/wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is the wordpress folder within your web document folder?

  7. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    this is how it looks like

    C:\wamp\www

    C:\wamp\www\website

    then I have a lot of files in the website folder and a the following three folders

    wp-admin
    wp-content
    wp-includes

    I am going crazy

    thanks,
    Naveen

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What urls are you using?

  9. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    what do u mean by that? sorry, I am new bie.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When you try to navigate to WordPress or Joomla?

  11. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    everything goes well untill I am doing this

    Now browse to http://localhost/website and follow the prompts to set up WordPress

  12. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also when I go http://localhost/ via WAMP and click on "website" under "my projects" I get an error message.
    HTTP 500 - Internal server error
    Internet Explorer

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  14. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks. this is the error message

    "The requested URL /website/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server."

  15. naveen73
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is working now.

    what I did was created a folder called "wordpress" so that your url would work.

    Thanks a million!

    Naveen

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you navigate to Joomla? If so, what urls do you use? And where is Joomla installed in your web root?

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