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  • Hey, I just got a free online WordPress blog, and I’ve always wanted to have my own, on my PC, with a Database, so I downloaded the zip. package on the Downloads page, and I opend the “wp-config-sample.php” file, and now I havent got a CLUE what to do! I dont know what to put in the Password and Username fields, and I dont know how to intergrate it all into my website. I have an “ok” understanding of html, and I have Dreamweaver, but what I really need is like a step-by-step guide for Dummies on getting this thing working!

    Can anyone help please?!

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  • You need a webserver (like Apache), the PHP environment set up and a mysql database.

    If you have all of these, it’s easy like 1-2-3. Extract WordPress to your web content folder and call the corresponding url. Now the only thing to do is follow the steps described in the install process.

    If you don’t have the things described above, get them and configure them (you will need help from other forums) and then follow the install above.

    Ok i think I’ve downloaded Apache, but when I go into the folder I extracted, i get a load of files and when i try and open them it just says, “windows cannot open this file”

    Good tutorial here on installing xampp and WordPress.

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    Hey thanks, I did the tutorial and I now have it up and running, How do i put it onto the Internet?

    Two options:
    1. Make your box a server – but judging by the level of your knowledge about it, I wouldn’t advise it.
    2. Buy a domain and a hosting package at a specialized company and upload your stuff there.

    if you just buy an ordinary web hosting account (and domain name) you can upload your WordPress, thus you would not need Apache and MySQL on your home PC.

    I think the confusion arises where you said, “and I’ve always wanted to have my own, on my PC, with a Database,”

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