I'm an aspiring WordPress developer. I'm trying to get WordPress installed locally for the first time. I'm using a PC, I have XAMPP installed and was following a tutorial to get WordPress installed locally.
When I get to the WordPress install screen where you enter your site title and user name and whatnot, after I hit the "Install WordPress" buttom at the bottom the next page loads and is just a WordPress logo with a thin empty white rectangle under it instead of the success screen I'm supposed to see. But when I try and go back or refresh the page I get a page with this message:
"You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."
So I go to the WordPress log in page for my site and try to log in and it tells my user name and email are invalid? Somebody please help. :-(