Hello all! I have been away for a long time, sadly and regretfully not doing WordPress as much as I’d like. Instead I was working with SharePoint, which was not nearly as exciting, fun, and flexible that I would have liked. So, now, while I’d like to do more, here is a site that I am definitely more excited about and my first posts back will be all about what I did to create my site.
The other day I came across an issue where Posts to Posts requires an administrator or someone with `manage_options` capability in order to install Posts to Posts table on a new blog creation. This does not work if all new sites create the default user as an Editor, and you need to immediately make Posts to Posts available for immediate use.
So here is the code that I used in order to make this possible.
4. Download WordPress
Go to wordpress.org and download the latest build of WordPress. Go to the htdocs folder (where you installed the XAMPP), extract the wordpress.zip to a new folder (eg. mywordpress).
5. Run the Famous WordPress 5-minute Installation (install.php)
With your browser, go to http://localhost/mywordpress/wp-admin/install.php or http://localhost:8080/mywordpress/wp-admin/install.php, click Create a Configuration File and click Let’s go! Fill out Database Name (eg., wordpress), User Name (needs to be root), Password, Database Host, and Table Prefix (it is always a best practice to change the default wp_ prefix to something else). Be sure the User Name is the same as your mySQL username, “root”. Then click Run the Install, and follow the instructions to install WordPress. Fill in the Site Title, Username, Password twice, and email. Then click Install, and then Login.
3. Setup XAMPP Security
Go back to localhost or localhost:8080 in your web browser. Click on security and it will open a new window/tab to http://localhost/security/index.php or http://localhost:8080/security/index.php.
Then click on the link: http://localhost/security/xamppsecurity.php. This will allow you to change your mySQL password and .htaccess password. Since this is typically my sandbox for breaking things and developing code, I just enter a mySQL password. Click password changing and you will receive a message: The root password was successfully changed. Please restart MYSQL for loading these changes! Then close the window/tab.
If when you install it, port 80 is busy. This could be because of another program (like Skype) or your corporate network. So, if you have Skype installed, I recommend changing Skype’s default port. It simply makes everything easier.
Open Tools > Options
Click on Connection
Uncheck “Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections”.
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