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  • tried twice to install WordPress via Webmatrix, locally to my computer. I did this in order to play with it before subscribing to a host. I follow the prompts and protocals and end up with it on my local host but without any prompts to establish a username or password for WordPress. I cannot then access my dashboard.

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  • I hope some of this previous discussions may help you out. Check them out at

    Unfortunately Web Matrix installs II7, compatibility items for PHP under IIS (IIS’ native programming language is ASP -totally unrelated to WordPress, which is written in PHP), Microsoft SQL Server reporting tools (even though WordPress uses MySQL and not Microsoft SQL), Microsoft SQL server (which is no small program) along with a whole plethora of other compenents. Uninstalling all of that is a challenge too. Performance is also abysmal. There are other issues too, as Microsoft’s platform installer servers may not be online, or working correctly.

    Microsoft is making progress on this front however, and Windows8 promises to include much WordPress friendly integration. The platform installers might be fixed someday soon too.

    Did you want to wait for that to happen or perhaps install a more compliant stack that WordPress was originally developed on and for, such as Apache, MySQL, and the original PHP interpreter? Consider or InstantWP instead.

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