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Setup WordPress

Goal: Setup WordPress on your own computer.

After setting up, configure WordPress.

Setup local server

Setup an Apache web server with PHP and a MySQL database

XAMPP Lite

Get WordPress

Download

Unzip into your webroot
/wordpress/

Install WordPress

Run wizard

Create mysql database

Enable email

On Windows servers, edit php.ini and set

SMTP = $your-isp-smtp-server
sendmail_from = $your-email-address

Both are required, and your email address can be anything.




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