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  • Hi Thanks in advance for who might be able to help.

    I’ve installed Wampserver, I believe successfully. All components (apache, PHP, MySQL) all seem to be functioning. I have opened phpmyadmin and succesfully created two databases ‘root’ and ‘mujumold’, both with passwords.

    I have succesfully downloaded WordPress. Un-ziped the file and placed the WordPress folder in the Wamp64/www folder, and changed the name of the WordPress folder to Muju.

    Everything I read about the WordPress install says I should simply be able to open the ‘install.php’ and I should be guided the rest of the way. install.php only opens as notepad document.

    Next I read I should create a wp-config file from the wp-config-sample, I have done this (more than a couple of times). Maybe…. I am confused as to what information goes into what location.

    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘muju’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’);

    /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘the password’);

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost:8080’); (this originally was just localhost, but I have found this as a possibility so I gave it a shot)

    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

    If I open up the Wampserver localhost page it shows ‘Muju’ as a project… Thus I believe Wamperserver is finding the correct location …. it seems I just have something wrong such that Wampserver then does not know what to do when it gets there and simply times out.


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  • Hello @jeff121,
    If your WordPress directory is: Wamp64/www/wordpress
    You should try with: localhost/wordpress (adding the port your WAMP server may require after localhost of course 😉 )

    If that does not work, please help me with a screenshot.


    • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by AtrumGeost.
    Thread Starter jeff121


    Thanks for the prompt support Jorge. I started with localhost/wordpress, that didn’t work …I tried a few things and ended up where I am now. Unfortunately, I do not know how to post a screenshot to this forum.

    I can change the WP folder name from ‘muju’ back to ‘wordpress’ and it will yield the same result…. wamp is recognizing the WP folder as the folder name (regardless of what I name it) shows up on the wamp dashboard page under the heading “projects”.

    I just can’t seem to get the settings correct in the wp-config file to allow the WP installation to function

    You are welcome 🙂
    For screenshots you can use this tool and post here the URL.

    If you want, you can delete the wp-config file so WordPress can create one for you through the installation interface. I’m more concerned about you being able to access to the directory URL where your WordPress is installed.

    Thread Starter jeff121


    Hi Jorge… I am working on screen shots now, hope to have something posted for you to look at today.

    Hi Liam….thanks for your help as well! Yes, the tutorial you linked is the one I have been following. I am OK though the Wampserver installation…where I run into trouble is under the heading ‘Installing WordPress on Windows with WAMP’ the 7th paragraph reads ‘The WordPress database setup will start automatically……’ no set-up screen is starting automatically.

    Thread Starter jeff121


    please disregard the last post… I figured it out! I just needed the correct combinations of passwords, usernames, databases names, etc…

    Thank you both for you help!

    Hey @jeff121 !

    Awesome news. Glad to know you are moving forward with your WordPress installation 😀

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