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Rick Banich
Rick Banich
6,846 Points

How do I install wordpress locally on a Windows machine with xampp

I need a video showing how to install wordpress locally on a Windows machine using Xampp. During the previous video we deleted a number of files inside of my htdocs folder, I wonder if the file I needed was deleted along with these.?

5 Answers

Danielle Hill
Danielle Hill
26,062 Points

Hello again, Rick. I think the missing link is phpMyAdmin. Once you have XAMPP installed start Apache and MySQL from the XAMPP control panel. Next, click on the Admin button (next to the button that now says Stop) in the row for MySQL. This will open phpMyAdmin in your default browser. Another alternative is typing http://localhost/phpmyadmin directly into your browser address bar. From there you should be able to follow the video steps, starting with clicking on the Databases tab (around 1:05 in the video). Let me know if that still doesn't solve your problem.

Danielle Hill
Danielle Hill
26,062 Points

Hi Rick. I was able to install XAMPP successfully on my Windows machine even after deleting the suggested default files in the htdocs folder. What problem are you running into specifically with installation and getting set up?

Rick Banich
Rick Banich
6,846 Points

Hi Danielle

In the video it shows them opening the MAMP control panel to set up our new database, and new user. I tried watching a video on line and they did the same thing with XAMPP. When I try to set up wordpress it is asking for this information. I guess what I need is a way to create my new database and new user, password etc.

Rick Banich
Rick Banich
6,846 Points

Thank You Danielle

That looks like what I need. I clicked on the admin button for MySQL and it gave me the phpMyAdmin page that I need to create my new data bases etc.

Thanks Again Rick

Danielle Hill
Danielle Hill
26,062 Points

You're most welcome, Rick. I'm relieved to hear that solved your problem. Happy coding!