Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring WordPress and WAMP to work together, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
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For WordPress to be able to work under WAMP on your Windows computer, it needs a database…to place settings and content into.…This means we need to create a database for WordPress and then tell WordPress how to access it.…We're going to do this by using the database configuration tool that ships with the WAMP server.…You can either access it by going to localhost/phpmyadmin or by going to the taskbar, finding the WAMP…logo, clicking on it, and selecting phpMyAdmin.…
This takes you to the Login page for phpMyAdmin and under WAMP, the Username and Password…are both blank, so you simply leave them blank and then click Go.…This takes you to the phpMyAdmin interface, and it's from here that we'll create a new database.…You go to Databases, the tab here at the top, under Create database you put in a new database…name that describes what you're doing--I'll call this one wampwp, because it's WAMP WordPress--and I'll click Create.…
Now a database has been created, and now we can configure WordPress to talk to that database.…
Installing WordPress on your computer gives you a perfect testing ground for experimentation, theme development, plug-in testing, and website development. This course is designed for Windows users who want to install and configure WordPress locally on a PC with WAMP, the open-source server/database/scripting language combo that sets the stage for more serious WordPress development. Author Morten Rand-Hendriksen covers the configuration options and usage scenarios to get you started working in WordPress quickly.
- What is WAMP?
- Downloading WAMP and WordPress
- Installing WAMP
- Setting up WordPress as a Windows library
- Troubleshooting your setup