I’m having trouble installing wordpress 2.7.1 per the following directions 80% of the way down in the tutorial:
http://blogbuildingu.com/wordpress/install-wordpress-wlmp – ‘Installing WordPress on WLMP System’
“Now download and unpack the newest version of WordPress. Put the files in C:\Program files\LightTPD\htdocs. Rename the directory if you so choose. Put all the files inside the wordpress directory in root if you want the blog to be installed on the root directory.”
“Now open a browser window and access the files. If you put the wordpress directory in the document root and rename it to blog, type the following into the browser’s address bar: http://localhost/blog/“
BTW, I have no idea where root is at this point. Clarification needed.
Anyhow, I didn’t rename the WordPress directory. So the WordPress directory and all the downloaded files for WP 2.7.1 are in c:\program files\lighttpd\htdocs
When I open http://localhost/ I get the indexx.html splashscreen from lightTPD’s htdocs directory, indicating that lightTPD is working. Vista Task Manager also says lightTPD, MySQLd-nt, and php-cgi are all running.
But when I open http?//loalhost/Wordpress/ I get ‘Oops: This link appears broken.’ (from my Google Chrome browser).
What Have I done wrong? I would appreciate any help. I’m stuck until I hear from someone.
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