I installed WordPress on my home Windows computer, which is also my server. When I got to the last phase of the installations process, running install.php, Firefox and any other browser brought up a garbled page filled with code. There was an error message along the top that said something about me needing to install wp-config.php even though I had already edited this file with the correct information and double checked it. The fields for naming the blog, providing my email and the check box about making it available to the world were still there, so I filled them in and clicked the garbled up submit button. The page just reloaded.
So I put http://localhost/abandforallseasons [the name of my blog] into Firefox, curious to see if it had completed or not, and then I got a the same install page, only this time functional and clean and tidy. I entered the information and then was taken to the administration page, from which I've been able to customize the site, which now appears in Firefox every time I type http://localhost/abandforallseasons.
The problem is that any computer outside of my network can't view it. All of my friends at their various computers have gotten this message: "Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost." I don't know why they're being redirected to their localhosts, but I tried to see if changing the host information in ip-config.php to my domain, gashlermedia.com, would work, which produced the same error. I have many other sites on this computer that people can view with no problem, but just this new WordPress site directs them back to their localhosts.
Can anyone help?