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Test Driving by installing on my PC; Error returned, not sure what I did wrong. (5 posts)

  1. JMC08
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I am just starting to get into WordPress, and my first step was to install it on my computer. I followed all the directions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Test_Driving_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_Your_Windows_Desktop
    and I felt that I did everything correctly, but when I try to install by clicking the link in step 15, I get this message...

    Object not found!

    The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.

    If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

    Error 404

    localhost
    02/12/12 16:22:36
    Apache/2.2.21 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.21 OpenSSL/1.0.0e PHP/5.3.8 mod_perl/2.0.4 Perl/v5.10.1

    Maybe I am making a common mistake? I can answer further questions if anyone has them.

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you install xampp on C drive not in C:\programfiles

  3. JMC08
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I installed it in C:xampp --> htdocs ---> then I created a folder within with my site's name, and unzipped the wordpress download into that folder. I set up the wp-config sample file with notepad++, and i changed the file name to wp-config.php

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you create database and enter database info in wp-config.php and then run install program http://localhost/foldername/wp-admin/install.php

  5. bkeplinger
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you also have Windows IIS installed? If you do, you can't use localhost or 127.0.0.1 for your URL. You have to make some modifications that are spelled out here (I can't remember where I originally found the fix a few months ago when I installed Xampp).

    Another note: the page Test Driving WordPress has some inaccuracies that should be addressed. These steps are outline on that page:

    <h3> Importing Your SQL Backup File </h3>
    <p>Before you begin to import your SQL backup file, you need to change some information inside your .SQL file. </p>

    1. Using your text editor, open the .sql backup database file you downloaded.
    2. Find and replace all the instances of your old URL with your new URL. For instance if your blog address is at http://example.com/wordpress/, and your files on your computer are at /htdocs/wordpress/, replace it with http://127.0.0.1/wordpress/.
    3. Click Save - Do not use Save as.

    Item #2 is incorrect. In each case (the search string and the replace string) the final "/" should be omitted. It seems that certain plugins enter the site URL without the final "/" .

    Item #3 is misleading. There is no reason not to click Save As as long as the extension .sql is not replaced by your editor with with .txt (and if it is, make sure to maintain the proper extension).

    Hope this helps!

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