Friday, May 11, 2012

Installing Wordpress on Windows

So I decided to use Wordpress as the blogging platform and since I am more comfortable getting around in Windows environment, I decided to install Wordpress on Windows.  There are a few ways to get it installed on Windows but the quickest and easiest way (or so they say) is to use the Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

Just follow these steps:
  1.  Launch Microsoft Web Platform Installer
  2. Click on Applications (at the top)
  3. Click Add button on the Wordpress item
  4. Finally, click Install button at the bottom of the screen
The installer will ask you a few questions regarding the database, username and server name... Then it will proceed with the installation in a few seconds.  When the installation is finised, it will give you a like that will take you to the Admin area where you can configure an Admin account and customize your wordpress site.

That should be it.  You should have a wordpress site running on a Windows server now unless you are like me... using a another server for database storage run into some other errors.

If you do run into an issue using remote database server then check out this post: Installing Wordpress on Windows Using Remote Database Server.

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