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WordPress Local WordPress Development Local WordPress Development Installing WordPress Locally

melissa brown
melissa brown
4,670 Points

totally lost?

Im using xxamp and because I was following the wordpress development track I already did the one click wordpress intall. I have managed to set up the localwp files on xxamp. Arrived at the login configuration page for wordpress. But I donโ€™t know what the password is for mysql . I already have a username set up through cpanel. Which set up automatic has 1.68g of space in it. should delete it and set up a new user name? I tired to go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ but I got this error msg. im completely lost on this course. i have know idea what im doing.

MySQL said:

2002 - No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.

The server is not responding (or the local server's socket is not correctly configured). Connection for controluser as defined in your configuration failed.

1 Answer

Patrick O'Dacre
Patrick O'Dacre
15,471 Points

May I suggest https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver/ ? There's a free version that makes using local WordPress installations much easier.