newbie needs help - Xampp and wordpress

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newbie needs help - Xampp and wordpress

Postby another newbie » 04. May 2017 19:13

Hello Xampp Forum, thanks in advance if anyone can help me!

I am trying to get Xampp and Wordpress running with little success.
I have tried more than one version of Xampp with the same results... clearly there is a detail or two I am missing.

Downlaoded Xampp - successful
Reconfigured ports - to not interfere with Skype, etc...
Apache, MySQL, and FileZilla started successfully (at least per the green button on the control panel)
Tomcat not so succefull...

11:04:27 AM [Tomcat] Problem detected!
11:04:27 AM [Tomcat] Port 8080 in use by "C:\Program Files\PTC\FLEXnet Admin License Server\lmadmin.exe"!
11:04:27 AM [Tomcat] Tomcat WILL NOT start without the configured ports free!
11:04:27 AM [Tomcat] You need to uninstall/disable/reconfigure the blocking application
11:04:27 AM [Tomcat] or reconfigure Tomcat and the Control Panel to listen on a different port
11:04:27 AM [main] Starting Check-Timer
11:04:27 AM [main] Control Panel Ready

I can't (or I don't care to) change the configuration of my PTC/Creo installation, thus... how do I change the port for which Tomcat is to use?

I have succesfully downloaded Wordpress and succesfully unzipped the files.... but that is all I seem to be able to get done!
Wordpress tells me to open wp-admin/install.php to guide the install ....but it simply opens a word pad document with a great deal of code.... is this what it is supposed to do and am I suppose to understand what to do with it?
Wordpress also tells me to create and save a wp-config.php file using the wp-sample-config.php as an example. The data it asks to input is:

/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Where am I to retrieve this information?

Will Xampp and Wordpress automatically talk... do they need to be in the same folder... do I need to connect them somehow?

Thanks Team Xampp!
another newbie
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XAMPP version: 5.6
Operating System: windows 10

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