Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Downloading WAMP, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP (2013).
The first step in installing WordPress under WAMP on your Windows computer is getting WAMP itself.…WAMP is free to download and free to use because all the components within WAMP are free…open-source software just like WordPress.…To get WAMP, you go to wampserver.com, click on the Download button, and from here you get the different options.…WAMP server comes in several different varieties.…You probably want either the WAMPSERVER (64 BITS and PHP 5.3) or the WAMPSERVER (32 BITS and PHP 5.3).…
If you don't know whether or not your Windows installation is 64-bit or 32-bit, you can…find out by going to the Start menu, right-clicking on Computer, selecting Properties, and then…under System Type here you'll see it will either say 64-bit Operating System or 32-bit Operating System.…So you pick whichever one fits with your Operating System.…I am going to pick the 64-bit version, and when I click on it, I get to this warning page.…
Here I get a link directly to the download for WAMP, but I also get this warning.…
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