Hello folks, I have tried all of the recommended Apache, PHP MYSQL set ups to run WordPress on Win XP. I want to make some theme changes offline to make WordPress look like the rest of my website. At first it seemed that the WAMP installations weren't working for me. So I resorted to installing Apache PHP and MYSQL on my own. I have worked with them before. And so, I got me some tools to analyze whats going on, I am using the MYSQL Manager Lite to set up and analyze the database.
Now the problem with WordPress that I have been having is that the database does not load up from WordPress and populate PhpMyAdministration with structure tables.
After all my analysis and work, I have resolved the issue to WordPress not working like it is suppose to, on my desktop installation. Other PHP applications work for me such as the MyOwnSpace nock off or clone of MySpace.
WordPress tells me that there is a database. But it can not connect to it. And so, it also tells me that the user name and database name and password are all ok. And then starts to offer suggestions. ~ I am using mysql rather than mysqli.
So I have been looking up information on the WordPress database to see if I can manually install it from a script or an import document.
Now what I do not want is information about the WordPress database plugin unless I can open it's script and copy and paste it into the database.
What I want is the actual database script to manually install into my data base if it is available. And so, see if I can kick start WordPress.
Also, if anyone has no nonsense advice on the possible problem then let me know. I have found out that most of the information at the various sites here on the Internet. On how to set up Apache and PHP with MYQSL can contain useless additions. I have software that can set these things up for me. As well as analyze things such as the connections and running processes of MYSQL. ~ Although I do know how to configure the scripts. Select modules and extensions, mime types etc.
Ok now, I can get other PHP based web applications and sites running in my Apache htdoc directory. But WordPress is a problem.