New Installation on Local Machine (6 posts)

  1. WingedBlueWriter
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have recently been attempting to install the latest version of WordPress on my home computer so that I can learn how to work with it before actually installing it on a hosted site (largely so I can manipulate the pages how I want without having to constantly connect to an FTP server and upload changed files).

    I am running Apache with PHP and MySQL installed, everything appears to be installed correctly and I have copied the wordpress files over into the proper directory.

    However, when I go to run through the configuration of the wp-config.php file, it locks up as it's trying to move on to step 2 and gives me nothing but a white screen. I have searched and searched for possible answers to this problem via google and this site but none of them make any sense to me.

    I have even tried to manually edit the sample config file and it does not work. I know my information is correct but it gives me a blank screen.

    Does WordPress simply not work the way I am trying to test it out? Does it require an actual web server with a domain name attached?

    Please help, I'm at my wit's end and on the verge of simply giving up on this endeavor entirely.

    OS: Windows XP SP2
    Apache v2.2
    PHP v5
    MySQL v5.1.46
    Wordpress v2.9.2

  2. ensilage
    Posted 6 years ago #

    sometime wordpress cannot write wp-config.php. You can create that put information about database host,user,password etc... there then it should work on refresh..

  3. Samuel B

    Posted 6 years ago #

  4. Meleon
    Posted 6 years ago #


    The straightforward way : http://www.easyphp.org/download.php
    EasyPHP includes modules now. And there is one with WordPress.
    You just need to download and install. Everything is already configured.

    Hope it helps!

  5. WingedBlueWriter
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well, it took QUITE a bit of doing... but I managed to get it working. Samboll, your suggestion was the most helpful... even if I did have to delete all my installations of Apache, mysql, and php and start fresh to pull it off... as well as disable Microsoft's IIS services (not really sure why they were installed in the first place).

  6. Gost
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks to Samboll from my side as well! Very quick and headache-free local installation.

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