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localhost/xampp/splash.php does not show up after installing xamp. localhost/dashboard/ shows up. How do I access xampp?

In the video Local Word Press Development "Installing a Local Web Server on a PC" with Zac Gordon. I installed xampp correctly and started apache/mysql with no problem. But when I type in localhost I am not redirected to localhost/xampp/splash.php. I am redirected to localhost/dashboard. What do I need to do?

2 Answers

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

Cha Hern The XAMPP installer has changed since Zac made that video. Now, you're sent to the http://localhost/dashboard instead of /localhost/xampp/splash.php

That difference doesn't really matter. As you watch the rest of the video -- https://teamtreehouse.com/library/local-wordpress-development/local-wordpress-development/installing-a-local-web-server-on-a-pc -- you'll see at the 2:45 mark that Zac actually removes all of the files from the httpdocs directory anyway, in order to install WordPress and not bother with any of the XAMPP splash pages or dashboard.

Dave what steps should I follow to be able to develop wordpress locally on my computer?

Dave McFarland
Dave McFarland
Treehouse Teacher

There are several different ways to do it. You could check out a more recent course that uses Desktop Server -- it's simple to install: https://teamtreehouse.com/library/how-to-install-wordpress-on-your-computer

You can also follow the instructions in the Local WordPress Development course to install WordPress using XAMPP. Both work.