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  • I’ve had trouble installing locally. First I tried installing XAMMP and then downloading WordPress for a local install. The MySQL did have a password entered at this point. WordPress was downloaded and placed in the XAMMP directory. However WordPress wold never did load. A friend suggested I try using MicroSoft’s Web PLatform Installer, so I deleted the XAMMP directory completely. Web Platform Installer installs just fine but when I ask it to download and install WordPress it asks for a password for MySQL database. The password that I used when I installed XAMMP does not work. How can I change or preferably delete this password that Web Platform Installer is requesting. OS is Windows 7.

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  • esmi

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    Try using EasyPHP instead.

    Downloaded and installed EasyPHP but can not get it to load. I’ve tried clicking the icon and loading through the Start button. Neither works. Nothing comes up on the screen. What am I missing? I have corrected the localhost line in the hosts file. Thanks.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    Can’t get what to load?

    EasyPHP.exe. After downloading and installing EasyPHP, there is an instruction to verify that EasyPHP is running and that the server’s status is OK by executing Start>Programs>EasyPHP>EasyPHP. Tried with no result.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    What happens when you run \EasyPHP\EasyPHP-5.3.3.exe?

    I don’t have a \EasyPHP\EasyPHP-5.3.3.exe. All I have is EasyPHP-12.1 dated 7/13/11 1:07pm in the \EasyPHP directory. It is 485 KB in size. Absolutely nothing happens when I click it. Am I missing something in the download procedure?

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    You’ve got the wrong download. Go back to the EasyPHP site and download EASYPHP WebServer 13.1

    You could also try, webmatrix! Its free and you can do anything you want!
    you can install wordpress with just a click!

    http://www.microsoft.com/web/webmatrix/

    It does not appear that EASYPHP Webserver 13.1 is available yet so I downloaded and installed Webserver 12.1 again and still have the same result no EasyPHP-5.3.3. I’ve had a few problems with my hardware which hopefully is now corrected. I’ll give Microsoft’s Webmatrix a try and see what happens. What’s the difference between Webmatrix and Web Platform. Same thing?

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