Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing WordPress, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
Now that WAMP is installed and working, we have to install WordPress inside of WAMP so…that the virtual server can see it, and we can access WordPress through our browser.…To do that I first need to unpack WordPress, extract WordPress right here, and now I have…a folder here called wordpress that has all the files and folders for WordPress stored inside.…Now I need to place this folder inside WAMPSERVER.…The way to do that is to go down to your taskbar and find that little W that points to WAMPSERVER,…click on it, and then go to this link called www directory.…
This opens a direct link to the web directory under the WAMP web server; this is where we…are going to place WordPress.…All you need to do is grab the wordpress folder with all the files and dump it into the www directory.…Now wordpress sits under WAMP.…To make sure that this works and that we can actually access WordPress through WAMP,…you go back to your browser, you go to localhost and then you just go /wordpress.…
What you should see now is an error message much like this.…
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