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  • coollinuxthomas


    I am much newbie to install WordPress. I have already created database in phpMySQL for my new blog but cannot able to do the uploading because I did not have any FTP clients so I downloaded the FileZilla to upload but got some problems for creating new FTP site and its account because I don’t have any websites so it means that this blog site is my first site. Please advise me on how to create FTP site in FileZilla and others relating to my current problem.
    Thank you very much.

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  • vavroom


    By local server, do you mean on your own computer?

    If so, I think you need to read up on running apache/mysql on your own computer.

    A good utility is XAMPP, but if you’ve already manually installed mysql/filezilla, you may run into conflicts.

    Once you have apache, and mysql running properly on your machine, you shouldn’t have to use filezilla, just put the files in your /root directory. That is, whichever folder you have defined in apache as being the root directory of your site. If you are using a default xampp install, it’ll likely be in C:\Program Files\xampp\htdocs.



    Thanks for your prompt reply to my question. I have few questions to ask you because I am not too sure.

    I did put the wordpress folder in my drive C and then went back to WordPress ReadMe for opening wp-admin/install.php. After clicking on the opening wp-admin/install.php, I only saw many codes instead texts. What has happened?



    Don’t worry about wordpress. Delete all wordpress files from wherever you put them at this point.

    First, make sure you have apache and mysql working on your computer. You will NOT be able to install wordpress (or any other CMS) on your computer until and unless you have that working right.

    This forum is probably not the best forum to ask about getting Apache/MySQL working. What I *can* tell you is that from what you say, it sounds like you got MySQL working, but you don’t have Apache working. More than that, I can’t tell you.

    As I already suggested, were I you, I would remove MySQL and FileZilla entirely, and use XAMPP instead. It will make your life MUCH easier. You may read more about this.

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