Local WAMP Install


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speedyp

Posted: 11/30/2013
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Just installed my first XAMPP wordpress install directly on my PC & I love it!

Easy install and everything really flies compared to online.

Loads of guides available, but lookout for enabling apache mod rewrite if you're importing an existing site and want to change your permalinks 8-)

Also the standard myphp login user is "root" with no password - they didn't mention that in the guide I was following and couldn't create a database O:)
 
KeithAdv

Posted: 11/30/2013
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Although I use XAMPP, I agree. I develop all my sites locally and then push them to the server.

When you develop locally, you have the added benefit of using code development tools as well--ones that "see" the entire WordPress install as a project. As I've been struggling to learn PHP, etc., I've been looking for the right IDE for me. There's always Dreamweaver, but lately I've been spending more time with CodeLobster.
 
KeithAdv

Posted: 11/30/2013
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@speedyp

I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the two; I've run them both.

It seems to me that there was a little more fiddling to do with WAMP to get it working with WP the way you want it to. I deleted it and installed XAMPP, which seems to suit me better for some reason.
 
www

Posted: 11/30/2013
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Did you try Ampps ? Try it.
 
speedyp

Posted: 12/1/2013
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Many thanks to all for the extra info and tips. Still learning :-)
 
Trevor

Posted: 12/1/2013
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I use BitNami for my local server and Komodo Edit as my editor. I know CodeLobster has a commercial WordPress plugin for autocompletion of WordPress functions, but this can be setup in Komodo for free http://elektroelch.de/blog/using-komodos-calltips-with-wordpress/ it also runs on Windows Mac and Linux. Can open remote files, not as great as full fledged FTP app, but enough to get by for edits.
 
Alexander

Posted: 4/17/2018
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Quote speedyp:

Just installed my first XAMPP wordpress install directly on my PC & I love it!

Easy install and everything really flies compared to online.

Loads of guides available, but lookout for enabling apache mod rewrite if you're importing an existing site and want to change your permalinks 8-)

Also the standard myphp login user is "root" with no password - they didn't mention that in the guide I was following and couldn't create a database O:)


You should also go through this guide https://www.wpblog.com/launch-wordpress-localhost-using-xampp/