Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Wordpress Development

Hi ya'll,

So I am currently on holiday and wanting to keep busy, you know what they say about idle hands :)

So I decided since WordPress is being used by more and more organisations out there.

Setting up the development environment:

Ok so I thought it would be the easiest thing in the world I mean what could possibly go wrong with just clicking a few buttons

To my luck I found this awesomely cool website by the foxiest ladies in the Tech world called: ITCUTIESCuties they are indeed :P. I followed their advice on the video How to Install WordPress on a Windows platform (I am running a Windows 8 pro edition Operating system)

Below are the instructions and some of the errors I ran into:

  • Download Wampserver and install it (it comes with Apache, MySQL, PHP, PHPMyAdmin, SQLBuddy, XDebug): 
    • Choose the directory in which you wish to install it
    • Click finish and the server should be online (You will see it is either green or orange)
    • On the Wampserver icon on the notifications pane click on PHPMyAdmin
    • It should automatically give you the login screen 
      • If you get an error message:

        HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

        !it could be that some other application is running on port 80 which is the default port
      • To resolve this: goto the Wampserver icon Apache>httpd
        • Change the Listen 80 to Listen 81 or anyother port that might be open, Save your settings and restart the wampserver
        • When you open the PHPMyAdmin again do not forget to specify the port number i.e. localhost:81/phpmyadmin 
        • This should work if not have a look StackOverFlow
    • After login Username: root Password: blank (PS: Don't type blank!)
      • Click on Users>Add User> Fill in the username and password and since I will be using my computer to develop change the Host--> Local + Under database for user click on Create database with same name and grant all privileges
      • Verify that all is created! 
  • Now Download WordPress from:
    • Extract the download and move it to the \wamp\www\ directory
    • After this go to your browser and enter the URL localhost:81/wordpress: This should open a page that asks you to create a configuration file --> Click on it
    • Proceed to fill in all the details and click on submit
    • Click login and you enter the credentials you just created and you are logged into WordPress 
Happy coding, I will post from time to time my progress :)



  1. Excellent tips. Really useful stuff .Never had an idea about this, will look for more of such informative posts from your side... Good job...Keep it up

  2. Your article is really informative. Thanks for updating new information about WordPress Development. Your information is really helpful for all businessman who want to create a WordPress website. Thanks for sharing.