I just downloaded the latest version of wp and I can't use it. I have a Win 2003 server, the latest version of php installed and also the latest version of mysql. Still, when I can't access the blog's home page. The path would be http://localhost:8080/wp_test/ Now when I want to see the default post created the wp when installing it redirects me to http://localhost:8080/wp_test/?p=1 which displays the list of files I have on the wp's root directory (like when enabling the directory browsing). It doesn't matter if I point the browser to : http://localhost:8080/wp_test/index.php?p=1 , nothing changes.
From what I've from other "related" threads here this could be because of the .htaccess file and the permalink structure. Well, inside the zip archive I downloaded there was no .htaccess file, so I tried to change the permalinks. When I did, at the bottom of the page there was a snippet that wp said I could use to update the .htaccess file. Well, because I don't have one, like I already said, I copy and pasted that snippet inside my default httpd.conf located in the Apache's directory. Restarted the Apache server. Still no change. Then, I read that about installing wp on different folders...this is funny :) because after I changed the first url to point to the index.php file everything has been messed up and I had to reinstall (oh my!) because I couldn't access the options page under wp admin to change that option to it's default. I was always sent to the login page. LAME!!!
Anyway, this is serious because I just took a project, create a WP theme and I really need a working wp blog on my pc. Can anyone tell me what I have to do so I can actually see/access this blog? Please? help a sista out! :)
Thank you in advance