I am very new to all this, so please bear with me.
I'd be grateful for advice...
I want to install Wordpress on my XP home computer to do a test blog.
I managed to successfully do this via XAMPP Lite but, after changing the passwords on MySQL and the XAMPP directory within the security panel, my Wordpress install couldn't connect to the database.
A pop up window asked me to log in to the XAMPP but Windows warned that the password would be sent in an unsecure manner.
Could someone please tell me (hopefully in easy-to-follow) steps, exactly how I ensure I have proper security for my pc and locally installed Wordpress blog.
Thank you in advance.