I started trying to design a site today and decided to work offline while designing. I downloaded XAMPP, installed it and ran apache and MYSQL. I downloaded the most recent wordpress version from wordpress.org and placed it in the htdocs folder, renaming it to my desired site name. I created a database for it through phpMyAdmin after setting a MYSQL root password and updating the phpMyAdmin config file. I entered the database information into the wordpress installer. Here is where I ran into problems.
In part two of the wordpress installer where the wordpress page title and admin account is set up, I filled in all the required data. Upon submitting this, I receive a php Fatal Error:
Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 30 seconds exceeded in C:\xampp\htdocs\XXXX\wordpress\wp-includes\wp-db.php on line 1811
I have tried increasing the maximum execution time and max input time. I have used several values (e.g. 300, 6000, 0) without success. Each time I receive this error, the appropriate tables have been created in the phpMyAdmin database but the wordpress login details entered in this second part aren't recognised.
Each time, I have tried to repeat with different max times, I have deleted all previous databases and wordpress files and started the installation from scratch.
I don't understand what the issue is so if anyone is familiar with this, it would be great to know what is going wrong and what I can do to fix it.