Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing WAMP, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP (2013).
Now that we have both the WAMP server and WordPress downloaded onto our computer,…we can start by installing WAMP.…I will start the installer, and this is a standard installer, so you just follow the…instructions, first I will accept the License Agreement and then I want to install WAMP on to my computer. Here is a trick.…If you install WAMP right on the root like it suggested here, you see it says C:/wamp,…you may have trouble writing to the files that are inside WAMP and those files will…include WordPress with other applications.…
To ensure that other applications are able to edit the files inside WordPress so that…you can build themes and plug-ins and other things, it's a good idea to install WAMP under My Documents. I will click Browse.…I will go to my Operating System, find Users, find myself, and select My Documents.…And you can see here that WAMP automatically appends /wamp at the end of that folder.…So now I have the folder structure I want Users/Morten/Documents/wamp, and I click Next.…
If I want to, I can now create a quick launch icon and a desktop icon.…
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