u should be going there in yr browser
u should be going there in yr browser
when xampp is correctly installed it runs in the browser
thats the point
not sure how windows handles this
I think i am confused by the term browser.
i mean firefox or similar
cos svn saves endless futzing as u know well esmi
Not necessarily. All you're doing is adding another level of complexity that may not be needed. If you want to play with bleeding edge/alpha versions, fair enough (although there are other methods to using SVN). But if someone just wants a local copy so that they can tinker with their site/theme safely, a standard download will work just fine.
As for running WP locally on Windows, EasyPHP is probably the easiest method of getting a local server up & running. I've played with various LAMP installs over the years but found EasyPHP to be the simplest by far.
no way can svn be described as "another level of complexity"
and u can propose yr easyphp at any time
personally i never used it
Is aol a browser or do I need to go to Internet explorer?
and svn got nothing to do with bleeding edge alpha versions
its the simplest fastest method of installing and updating WP.
of course you don't like anyone telling u anything.
omg lol.......forget aol...install firefox/chrome/ or any other browser u want
aol is not a browser at all
I have firefox... I downloaded it the other day... couldn't open a dang thing with it. I so am in second grade with this stuff
please note: this is the support forums for WordPress. Not support for running your own web server.
@Root - please stop telling people that they should use SVN - if you are inexperienced with it you can mess things up. In no way does anyone need to use SVN to run WordPress locally.
Thanks for the help... now I have the basics maybe I can figure the rest out.
So Root. I appreciate your help so much!!!
Tried Easy php... not much easier. Calling the local ATC Monday... ready for a class.
Easyphp should work pretty much out of the box. Were are you hitting problems?
I downloaded Easyphp... then I added the Module for WordPress. Actually three times.. because I can't seem to find it once it is downloaded. I have the E shortcut, I opened up an alias, but I have no idea why... From there... I don't see any instructions as to the next step... Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
I also have a question. Once I have this available... Can I design an entire WordPress Site and Then assign it a URL and move it to a Hosting Company, or is the purpose of this only to see changes before I make them on the live site?
then I added the Module for WordPress
What did you do exactly? I'd suggest downloading the wordPress .zip archive, then opening the archive and copying the entire wordpress folder to your EasyPHP www folder.
Make sure that EasyPHP is running. Next open your web browser and navigate to your local host root - which is usually something like http://127.0 0.0:80. Or right click on the EasyPHP icon & select Explorer. Add
/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php to the end of the url in the address bar. That should start the WordPress installation process.
You can design an entire site locally and them move the whole thing to a hosting company but you need to do a fair amount of database editing to get the moved site working properly. So I'd suggest you use the local install as a place to test out themes, template changes or post layouts. Do all of the live site work on the live site. It's far easier.
The wordpress download is in the www folder. now I am extracting them? Is that right?
Yes - extract it so that you end up with a folder called wordpress in www. The wordpress folder should contain a number of files plus 3 sub-folders - wp-content, wp-admin and wp-includes.
If I expand I see themes, Images, Etc. but no idea what to do from here
At least we are both seeing the same thing.. that is positive
Do you also have a wp-includes sub-folder with its own set of sub-folders? If so, you now need make sure that EasyPhp is running. Then right click the icon in the task bar, select Local Web and make a note of the url that is displayed in your web browser.
Ok got it
Error establishing a database connection
This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.
* Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
* Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
* Are you sure that the database server is running?
If you're unsure what these terms mean you should probably contact your host. If you still need help you can always visit the WordPress Support Forums.
Is the Data Base name easyphp?
Welcome to WordPress. Before getting started, we need some information on the database. You will need to know the following items before proceeding.
Table prefix (if you want to run more than one WordPress in a single database)
If for any reason this automatic file creation doesn't work, don't worry. All this does is fill in the database information to a configuration file. You may also simply open wp-config-sample.php in a text editor, fill in your information, and save it as wp-config.php.
In all likelihood, these items were supplied to you by your Web Host. If you do not have this information, then you will need to contact them before you can continue. If you’re all ready…
You call the database whatever you want. Access the right-click EasyPHP menu again and select Administration. On the page that appears in your browser, select Manage MySQL. You'll now see a new page in your browser. This is PhpMyadmin - the tool you can use to manage databases.
In the Create new database input, type in
wordpress, then select Create. Once the new db has been created, it will appear in the left-hand column. Click on the db name in this column.
In the db management page, there's a list of tabs across the top. Select Privileges followed by Add a new User. You now enter the database username and password (think of this as setting up WordPress' access credentials - not your login details). Don't worry about any of the dropdowns in the first box - just add a username and a password (you'll need to type the latter in twice).
In the second box (called "Database for user"), ensure that Grant all privileges on database "wordpress" is selected.
In the third box (called "Global privileges"), click Check All.
Make a final note of the username and password (copying them to NotePad is a good idea at this point), then select Go.
You've now set up a new database and a user who is allowed to use your new database. Next you need to tell your user (WordPress) where to find the database and what user name & password it should use to log into the database server. Open wp-config-sample.php in NotePad and re-save it as wp-config.php. Now add your database settings:
define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); /** MySQL database username */ define('DB_USER', 'the_username_you_created'); /** MySQL database password */ define('DB_PASSWORD', 'the_password_for_your_new_user'); /** MySQL hostname */ define('DB_HOST', '127.0.0.1');
Save the file then try running wordpress/wp-admin/install.php again.
Thanks! I have one more question, then you can go enjoy your Sunday. I appreciate your patience.
What do you think this means? MySQL said: Documentation
#1045 - Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: NO)
phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.
Try reversing the process. Set up a new user first via the Privileges tab. Then set up a new database.
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