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How do you install a Local Wordpress Development for Windows?

The instructor had me install XAMPP and then delete all the files in the htdocs folder. however I don't know how to initialize the database so I can install Wordpress.

In the video he his only showing how to do it for MAC.

Scott Cox
Scott Cox
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Hi Jami!

You should check out this video where Zac shows you how to install XAMP on Windows.

If you don't get on with XAMP, you should give WAMP a go. That's what I use and I've not had any problems! If you wanna know more about starting your database in PHPMyAdmin then let me know!

Hope that helps!

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Melinda Golden
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Melinda Golden
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In your browser, go to localhost/xampp/index.php, click on phpMyAdmin and log in. Or go to localhost/phpmyadmin. Then you should be able to follow the same instructions in the video.

Running Windows 10: In the XAMPP Control Panel (the small window that is running the server) find the column labled Module. Scan down to MySQL. Notice the "Actions" area next to the stop button and click "Admin." This is essentially the same as clicking "open start page" on MAMP. You can just scrub the video to the 1:00 mark an you'll be back on track.

I found this to be really helpful for setting up and using xampp on windows. https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/setting-up-xampp/