Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Troubleshooting, part of Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP.
As with a WordPress installation on an external web host, chances are you will run into issues…with your local version of WordPress running on WAMP at some point.…When that happens, it's good to know how to troubleshoot the situation and find a solution.…I'm not saying that WordPress is going to crash all the time or that WAMP is going to…cause problems for you, but in some cases you will run into issues, and it's a good…idea to know how to handle those.…The most common issue you'll find when running WordPress under WAMP is that you can't access WordPress at all.…
You've seen this previously in the course, but I'll show it to you again.…The number one cause of this is that the WAMP server simply is not running or may not be on at all.…If I go and stop all the services in the WAMP server and then try to access WordPress, you'll…see nothing happens, where you simply can't connect to localhost, because localhost is currently not running.…If this is the case, the first thing you should do is make sure that you're running 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