Installing WordPress on Windows 7

I have recently purchased a new Windows 7 machine. The official reason is to learn photoshop, but really it is to play games.

One of the things I wanted to do is to learn WordPress. On my Mac it gets a bit technical to install if  you stick with the standard tools (OS Xs Built in Apache, PHP and downloading MySQL)

I was expecting something much worse for Windows, especially since it is not a unix environment. Imagine my surprise when I got it up and running in 15 minutes using Microsoft products (legally and free!)

The new product is aimed at beginning web developers and is called WebMatrix. I was most impressed. It installed WordPress 3.01 without any trouble, downloaded PHP and MySQL
When I visted my new local wordpress install, I upgraded by the wordpress update function. It worked flawlessly.

References

http://drewby.com/2010/08/a-wordpress-blog-in-15-minutes-with-webmatrix/

Do a google search for “webmatrix wordpress”

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