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  • Hi everyone,

    I am a complete beginner at all of this so please forgive me if what I am saying does not make any sense! Also, I have been on numerous forums today relating to my issue and just cannot get anywhere (most probably due to not having any technical expertise). To give you some background, I have relied on Dreamweaver and Umbraco for years – servers etc already set up by someone else and basically just the software ready for me to use. As the purpose really is for me to just edit content on the website. Now I have ran into a new issue as things have expanded….

    Currently I am trying to create a very simple test site for the purpose of ‘practicing’ on, before I import a current out of date site (created by an expert who is no longer here) which needs updating.

    I have downloaded Microsoft WebMatrix and downloaded WordPress via this as it installs all the dependencies.

    Opened up WebMatrix and tried following the “beginners” guide on how to start your WordPress site and cannot get past the HTTP Error 500.0 – Internal Server Error.

    Anytime I click on the WordPress “Site Admin” button, internet explorer 8 opens and displays the error.

    This is essentially the path I am trying to open http://localhost:21593/wp-admin/

    I have downloaded WebMatrix & WordPress locally to my PC as I do not want to go hosting on servers etc as yet! I just want to learn how to create a really small simple test site with a few pages.

    Can someone offer any suggestions on this as I am literally tearing my hair out as I am not technically skilled enough to do this!!! lol.

    Apologies if this error has been repeated for the millionth time.

    Many thanks in advance,


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