I simply cannot get the install to my PC to actually install.
I have followed the instructions as found on the Internet:
1) installed XAMPP
2) downloaded WP and installed it in the C:\xampplite:htdocs directory
3) changed the wp-config-sample.php and saved it as wp-config.php with the following:
** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
I have created a WordPress database
I have Apache and SQL running
Yet when I enter : http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php in FF (3.5.2), nothing comes up on the screen and the bottom just says "terminé".
FF is in French, XP is in French, Apache is in English and SQL database (empty at the moment) is in English: is this my problem ?
I am thinking of using the hosted (.com) service and eventually transferring to the .org. (I read it is possible)
I have no experience of website, Apache, SQL, file transfers, etc, I just started reading about it on Internet today (many hours ago !) but it does not look that complicated.
I thank you in advance for any help as I am at my wit's end.