Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Running WordPress under WAMP, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
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If you've followed all the steps so far, you should now have a fully functional WordPress…site running under WAMP on your Windows computer.…To make it all work, all you have to do is boot up WAMP and start the servers and then…go to your browser to visit the site.…Just for demonstration purposes, I've gone in and turned off all the WAMP services so…that I can show you what happens when WAMP is not running.…I'll go to my browser, go to localhost/wordpress, and when I try to load WordPress, I just get…an error like this, Google Chrome could not connect to localhost.…
That's because WAMP is not currently running.…If that's the case, I need to go to my taskbar, find my WAMP icon, which is now red because…it's offline, click on the WAMP icon, and then click on Start All Services.…When the sign turns green, it means that all the services are booted up and the virtual server is now running.…Now I can try to reload my page and WordPress is now accessible.…If you don't see the WAMP logo in your taskbar, it means that you haven't launched WAMP at all,…
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