Install XAMPP and Bitnami WordPress on Windows 10


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Here’s a a step-by-step guide to install XAMPP (Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PERL) and Bitnami WordPress via XAMPP locally on your Microsoft Windows 10 computer/laptop.

First, download and install XAMPP (Apache, PHP, MySQL) on Microsoft Windows 10 from;

https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

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When successfully installed, you should see an orange icon like this which you can right-click and view options accordingly;

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Or alternately, you can click Start –> XAMPP –> XAMPP Control Panel to view more detailed view;

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Change MySQL Password in XAMPP for Windows 10

Click Start –> XAMPP –> XAMPP Control Panel;

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Click “Start” buttons next to Apache and MySQL;

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Next, press “Admin” button for MySQL;

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In the new phpMyAdmin window, click “User Accounts” tab and then click “Edit privileges” next to root and localhost username;

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Now, click the “Change password” option;

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Enter your desired new password twice (note it down) and select “Go” button when finished;

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Now, browse to your XAMPP folder on your computer’s disk drive i.e. C:/XAMPP/phpmyadmin and open the file “config.inc.php” with Notedpad;

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Find

[ $cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'config'; ]

And change ‘config’ to ‘cookie’

Next, find

[ $cfg['Servers'][$i]['AllowNoPassword'] = true; ]

And replace ‘true’ with ‘false’.

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Next, In the XAMPP Control Panel, Simply Stop and then re-start Apache and MySQL. To verify if the new password has been reset, press “Admin” next to MySQL server option;

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In new PHPMyAdmin login, enter the username “root” and the password you selected earlier. Press “Go” when ready;

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Download and Install Bitnami WordPress for XAMPP

Download Bitnami WordPress for Windows 10 from;

https://bitnami.com/stack/wordpress/installer

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Install the bitnami wordpress by double-cliking the downloaded EXE file. Select the XAMPP folder to install;

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Enter the desired login username and the newly-changed MySQL password (see above). In the application password, you can select any new password and retype the same (note the login and application password). When done, click the Next button;

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Enter the name of the blog and click Next button to continue;

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To use E-mail features, check-mark the box and select GMail from the drop-down menu. Press Next button to continue;

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Next, enter your Gmail address and password twice. Click Next to continue;

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Un-check the “Launch wordpress in the cloud with Bitnami” and click Next;

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In the final setup dialog, click Next to start installing the software;

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When done installing, click Finish. Your newly

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Now, you can visit your newly-installed WordPress website at;

http://localhost/wordpress

And access the Administration Dashboard at;

http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/

 

Error Importing WordPress Files Larger Than 2MB

If your WordPress is locally hosted and installed via XAMPP in Windows 10, simply browse to;

C:\xampp\php\php.ini

And changed the MB value by opening the file in Notepad;

upload_max_filesize = 10M

If that does not work, unhide all the files in the folder so that you can view .htaccess file. Insert this value in there.

php_value upload_max_filesize 10M

Restart Apache and MySQL before accessing WordPress Dashboard to import other wordpress files larger than 2MB.

How To Access WordPress Via Bitnami XAMPP

Visit;

http://localhost/dashboard/

Click “Applications” and next to WordPress click “Access”;

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Courtesy:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/24566453/resetting-mysql-root-password-with-xampp-on-localhost

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/14380205/phpmyadmin-max-upload-size-will-not-change-wrong-php-ini-file

 

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