I am new to both Wordpress and XAMPP. My goal is to install Wordpress locally as a testing server.
I followed the all the instructions closely on the following site, nevertheless there are two things that didn't happen:
A) I noticed that the file index for php doesn't appear in windows explorer. In other words when I co to edit the wp-config-sample.php, if I just click on it windows will ask me which program and PHP doesn't show up on the list. I did check the status via XAMPP control and it says that php is indeed running. Anyway my work around was to just edit the file via notepad, then I saved it according to the instructions.
B) The next problem I ran into was that when I try to install wordpress I received an error that the install file could not be found. The instructions say to do the following:
In your browser, go to http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php and everything from there should run smoothly !
I checked the XAMPP/htdocs/wordpress folder and the file is there, nevertheless I keep getting an error when I try to install.
Please help if you can.