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  • Hi, I’m trying to install wordpress and have been following this (Not sure what I’m doing but trying to follow it like a recipe)
    I have installed NgingX, PHP and MySQL and am now trying to install wordpress on my own pc. I have changed the wp-config.php adding database name, password etc and then moved on to the wp-admin/install.php but it will not open in browser but comes up in a wordpad doc. Can you please point me in the right direction.

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  • It means that your web sever can’t interpret the php file.
    It’s the problem of server configuration.

    use this – easier and less of a load on pc

    Thank you hedonplay and samboll but..

    Since posting my problem I read further and came across WAMPSERVER which looked so much easier to install as they all come as a package so decided to get rid of previous installations and proceeded with that however I get to the same problem. Everything is great, server works, localhost screen came up (further than I got last time)until I get to the wp-config.php bit – I changed database name and username etc and saved but it still doesn’t work when I came to run install script.
    I do not want to start from scratch again – can you please advise how I get the configuration right. what should i be checking – How do I proceed from here.


    just to add

    If I have put the same database name, username and password on phpadmin and wp-config.php why does it not install…. it reads

    Error establishing a database connection
    This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.

    •Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    •Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    •Are you sure that the database server is running?

    I so would like to work it out.

    Samboll, taken on board that xampp may be better – got rid of WAMP but stupidly before I did, It said I needed to password the root so I tried to put a password in and now cannot access phpmyadmin now. How can I change it back as I can’t do anything now?

    Have installed xampp but have ended up at the same point
    Error establishing a database connection



    Can’t believe I managed to work it all out myself in the end.

    thanks to above also.

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