Ok, im sure this is a incredibly newbie'sh question but here goes.
I wanted to get started building a primitive website for myself, and followed a tutorial on using wordpress. Part of that was installing xampp in order to test the site locally.
Now all of this (wordpress) works fine locally, but i wanted to be able to show my progress to a family member at the other end of the country.
If i try to access the site from my laptop or have someone else try to reach it across the internet, im able to reach the xampp status page (at http://my.ip.goes.here/xampp ) and basically anything in the htdocs catalog, just not wordpress ( http://my.ip.goes.here/wordpress ).
On the machine where i try to access it by typing in http://my.ip.goes.here/wordpress in a browser, it always returns to typing http://localhost/wordpress and says it cant find the page.
Now this might be stupid but for the hell of it, i tried referering directly to some of the php files in the wordpress directory, and im able to reach all of them, however it seems like its not "run" as php .. i just get a bit of the text and none of the functionality works.
I dont understand that, since on the other hand, i can also refer to a particular php file in the xampp directory (http://my.ip.goes.here/xampp/biorhythm.php for instance) and have that come up just fine, visually and functionally.
So theres probably something about the apache server or the php language that i dont understand, but id appreciate some help on this.
I should mention the build is xampplite-1.6.4 and as my forum choice suggest, im running winxp.
Apologize for the long explanation, tried my best, hope you can help