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Kit Navock
Kit Navock
4,540 Points

Lost at WAMP

0:56 in he says to open up WAMP control panel. A) this is the first time I'm hearing about WAMP in this tutorial, and B) when he's hovering over the WP test site, he just says, "and then we'll open up the WAMP control panel" out of nowhere.

I downloaded WAMP, but not even sure what to do with it and how it interacts with what we're doing.

2 Answers

In an earlier video in that course here (or here on a Mac) it takes you through setting up a local web server. If you haven't started the course from the beginning you might have missed it, or perhaps you accidentally skipped the video without realizing it. During the video he actually mentions a couple different web servers you can use, so you might have chosen a different one if you already did watch the video.

Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas
Front End Web Development Techdegree Student 14,698 Points

An alternative to MAMP is XAMPP. So if you have XAMPP installed on your computer you can use that instead. (Zac showed how to install XAMPP in an earlier video in this course.)