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Installing Wordpress
« on: March 22, 2020, 09:23:59 PM »
Has anyone else installed WordPress on a local machine?
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables need to be installed.
Is there a package that will install all of them at once?
Or do they all have to be installed one by one?

Thanks, Russ

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Re: Installing Wordpress
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 08:15:55 AM »
Hi Russ,
If you already have a web  host, that company probably allows you to install WordPress from a script.  In my case, my host, NameCheap, uses the Fantastico installer.
Other hosts use Softalicious or similar programs.
A good tutorial for how to install WordPress can be found at https://www.wpbeginner.com/how-to-install-wordpress/
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Re: Installing Wordpress
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 02:07:53 PM »
Hello Russ,
I managed to install WordPress locally; on my computer but not on line.
Here's how I did it.

Download the freeware program, AMPPS; http://s4.softaculous.com/a/ampps/files/Ampps-3.9-x86_64-setup.exe

Install it on the computer where you will test WordPress

Use Softaculous inside AMPPS to install WordPress

Use Local Host in AMPPS to launch your local version of WordPress.

The process may sound complicated.  It isn't  I've included two video screen captures that show exactly how I completed the process.

https://www.fullbean.com/tutorials/wordpress/WordPress.mp4  This video shows how do download and install AAMPS.  You need it to set up Softaculous, the Apache Server and the data base

https://www.fullbean.com/tutorials/wordpress/Hello%20World.mp4  This video shows how to launch WordPress from inside AAMPS.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ralph Sutter

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Re: Installing Wordpress
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Re: Installing Wordpress
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2020, 08:09:14 AM »
Hi Alan,
During the install of AMPPS, I got an error that the program couldn't install Microsoft Visual C++ because a more recent version was already installed.  I disregarded the message and continued the installation.  It completed without further incident.
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Re: Installing Wordpress
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2020, 11:09:55 PM »
I just came across theses links... I set up a Virtual Machine in Windows 10.

Why I use WordPress for education
https://opensource.com/article/20/3/wordpress-education

Turnkey Linux - WordPress
https://www.turnkeylinux.org/wordpress