Hi, I just installed XAMPP 1.7.4 on Windows 7 32-bit (installed to C:\Servers\xampp). I want to install Joomla 1.7 to learn Joomla. I unzipped Joomla 1.7 to C:\Servers\xampp\htdocs\joomla. I then opened my web browser and went to localhost/joomla, which initially takes me through the installation process. But I'm encountering a problem. There are some settings for PHP which Joomla recommends, and I don't meet all of them. When I first tried to complete the setup process I figured this shouldn't be a problem, so I finished installing Joomla. But then when I try and go to the site, I get a page which lists a bunch of errors. So I'm thinking the configuration of PHP is causing this problem.
The two settings which Joomla recommends and which I don't meet are: (1) Having display errors off, and (2) having output buffering off.
So how do I edit/configure my php installation to turn off displaying errors and output buffering?
PS. I'm fairly certain this is the issue as the Joomla installation process is fairly straightforward, and I created a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin, and I made sure Joomla was using the correct username and password for the database. As well the installation process lets me populate the database with default content, which I did. Even with that I was getting errors when I tried to visit the site.