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  • Before getting a real web server, I’ve decided to run my own Apache server on my XP computer. I installed PHP, changed the extension_dir to C:\php\ext, deleted the semicolon before

    I unzipped all the wordpress files into the htdocs\wordpress folder. When it comes to the wp-config.php, I was confused. What should I type for my database name?


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  • Mark (podz)


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    If you want to play in XP, I recommend Xampp.

    Very easy to use.
    Download, install
    Click phpmyadmin
    Create db called wordpress, and here’s your settings

    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'root'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

    Thanks for the fast reply..
    I got MySQL working, went created a ‘wordpress’ database (name) (Collation?). Now, on the left, under the dropdown, I see ‘wordpress’…
    now what? Do I change the DB_NAME to ‘wordpress’?
    Do I need to add some kind of tables under the ‘wordpress database’?

    the Error page still pops up

    Sorry for being such a newbie

    and what would my username and password be?
    would it be ‘root@localhost’?

    Mark (podz)


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    Literally what I pasted above will work in your config file – I copied it from one of mine.

    Collation doesn’t matter.

    Now copy the wordpress folder into /htdocs, then go to

    I LOVE YOU!!!!!

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