I'm new to performing WordPress installs, and have just made my first attempt to install it onto my localhost. This is also the first time I've set up a local server.
I have successfully installed Apache, PHP, and MySql onto my Windows machine. Each is manually installed into a unique directory, and I have also successfully installed WordPress into a directory... but wp only partially works.
I can log into wp-admin and the backend looks like it should. Everything is arranged with graphics and everything works.
However, when I visit the front end of the site, it's just plain text. I get a title that says "Index of /localhost-site-name", followed by a bulleted list that includes:
and so on.
Since the back end looks and works the way it should, is there a localhost installation step that I've missed to cause the main index page not not display everything properly?