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  • Hello, I’m trying to download WordPress.org to my hard drive so I can play with it with a view to migrating from Dreamweaver.
    I am following instructions on the ‘Test Driving WordPress’ page (link to page is above) under the section heading ‘Installing WordPress on Your Windows Desktop’.
    I’ve downloaded xampp to the C: drive however
    Step 5. then says “In your browser, go to http://localhost/xampp.”
    My attempts to go this give me a constant ‘problem loading page’.
    Here is what I am doing:-
    – open Firefox and type ‘http://localhost/xampp’ into address bar (not the google search bar), press enter, then get ‘problem loading page’ message.
    I assume I’m on the wrong track somewhere basic so I’d appreciate any direction.
    Thanks

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Did you install XAMPP? Did you start the Apache and MySQL server? After downloading XAMPP, you have to install it.

    WordPress.org is this website. WordPress.zip is a software- well really a collection of PHP, JS and CSS files that create the WordPress interface.

    WordPress comes with a few Default themes but you can also browse and download themes here https://wordpress.org/themes/

    Xamp is a software package that installs Apache PHP and MySQl to simulate a WebServer.

    Once you install XAMP you will have to run it and start the servers.

    Step 1: In the XAMPP control panel, click on ‘Start’ under ‘Actions’ for the Apache module. This instructs XAMPP to start the Apache webserver.

    Step 2: Open your web browser and type in: http://localhost or 127.0.0.1

    Step 3: Select your language from the splash screen.

    Step 4: You should see the following screen. This means you’ve successfully installed XAMPP on your computer.

    You will then have to unzip the WordPress folder inside the XAMP htdocs folder.

    You have to use phpMyAdmin to create an empty database for WordPress to connect to

    once unzipped you go to http://localhost/wordpress and enter the database name and pasword “root” continue following instructions from there

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