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General questions about getting started with SilverStripe that don't fit in any of the categories above.

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how to change theme and upload images


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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1798 Posts

14 May 2012 at 8:28pm

Just to offer an alternatative - if you are using windows locally - wampserver works great

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webdeb

Community Member, 22 Posts

14 May 2012 at 8:59pm

As I mentioned earlier, I had downloaded wamp but it did not finish installing
and I could not find out the reason why not. So I have now downloaded xamp to hopefully get that running.
thanks

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1798 Posts

14 May 2012 at 9:02pm

doh - my bad

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webdeb

Community Member, 22 Posts

15 May 2012 at 12:02am

OMG no wonder my wamp didnt work. I have no idea why I have two sets of program folders in C drive on my pc.
I did uninstall the wamp program but it hasnt removed the rest of the associated folders - the sql is in a bin folder, and I had added silverstripe to www folder and they are still there at moment, should I have removed those too, before attempting to install xamp?
I attach a pic of what happened when i tried to install Xamp...but I didnt go ahead... not til I have some expert advice....I have no idea to fix the issues in the image I have attached to this post. UAC account is warned it is restricted and write permissions are missing... ugh...what on earth should I do?

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swaiba

Forum Moderator, 1798 Posts

15 May 2012 at 12:06am

UAC - is annoying and if possible ignore it
Regarding 2 program folders - you have a 64 bit machine I think - this means windows splits programs between "program files" for native 64 bit and "program files (0x86)" for 32 bit ones - but don't quote me on that

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3dgoo

Community Member, 133 Posts

15 May 2012 at 11:27am

Install xampp into the following directory:
C:\xampp\

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webdeb

Community Member, 22 Posts

15 May 2012 at 3:30pm

Hi
I installed the xamp in C and then got the first popup(see attached 1st pic), it was the control panel for xamp. so I clicked/ran the first two links, apache and mysql but then nothing happened. program now does nothing. I click on the icon on my desktop and it says xamp already running. I go to my browser and type http://localhost/ and the page is blank.see attached 2nd pic, there is supposed to be a page that localhost opens, but there is nothing. This is what happened with the wamp. it is very frustrating because I am getting nowhere. What am I supposed to do next?

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3dgoo

Community Member, 133 Posts

15 May 2012 at 4:43pm

If your xampp control panel looks like your first screenshot then it is probably running properly. It doesn't do anything but sit there.

When you go here:
http://localhost/

The first screen you normally see is a white screen asking you to select your language.

After that you will always go to here:
http://localhost/xampp/index.php

Try going straight to that link or going here:
http://localhost/apache_pb2_ani.gif

If those links work then xampp is running properly.