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  • I installed wamp but the instructions I found stopped at that point so I just installed it on my hard drive. Then I learned I needed to install it in wamp. I went through and installed wamp copied and pasted all the files from WordPress into the www folder but I can’t figure out how to install it. I changed the path in the browser to LocalHost/wp-admin/
    install.php clicked to start nothing happened. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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  • Here’s a quick few steps to install wordpress on WAMP:
    1-Install WAMP; your web folder is in /www. Best you create a subdirectory for your wordpress so you can better manage multiple sites.
    2-Copy your wordpress files to this directory.
    You should, idealy have c:/wamp/www/somedirectory/{your wordpress here}
    3-Hit localhost/somedirectory/ and follow the on-screen instructions

    If you can’t reach anything at step 3, see if you already have a wp-config.php file created in your WordPress directory. If so, remove it so you force WordPress to do the install again.

    Thank you for your reply.

    I have followed your directions but I am not finding the localhost. Am I looking for this in my file browser or with in wamp? I have seen it
    before but now I can’t find it with in the files of wamp. The screen shots in the wamp ap are old and don’t fit what I am seeing on the screen.
    I really don’t know how to get back into wamp once I closed it down can I opened it through Internet Explorer

    Load wp in to wamp/htdocs.
    download Firefox and use this as browser
    in browser try localhost/wp-admin
    or localhost/foldername/wp-admin
    have you set all in config.php
    There are some issues with configs in xampp try in place of localhost
    You may have to play around with these urls. However if in htdocs there shoud be no problem

    @loughcorrib, /htdocs is used by xampp and mamp, but not wamp. Wamp uses /www

    You will hit localhost through your web browser. So from your folder explorer, you should have your wordpress installation in C:/wamp/www/somesubdirectory/{your wordpress files – copy & pasted}.

    This directory means that you should be hitting your wordpress through your web browser through localhost/somesubdirectory/. Then you should see the installation instructions generated by WordPress.

    All of the following is for importing your live site to your localhost (WAMP). WAMP is free. You can also play with WordPress without a live site to get the feel of a live site.

    First of all what patv is saying is right. All files for WordPress gos it the C:/wamp/www/somesubdirectory/{your WordPress files}

    So if you haven’t yet, get WAMP and install. When you get to the site, you’ll see many different languages. Pick yours.

    You will also need a free text editor. A good one to start with is Notepad2.

    Now the tutorial.
    This is a XAMPP tutorial. Follow it other than the XAMPP part. The two important parts are the wp-content from your live site and the phpMyAdmin.

    I hope this helps some out there. It did me and I’m running WordPress locally and phpbb from my live sites.

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