After installing WAMP let’s create test database in MySQL for WordPress.
To do this let’s go into phpMyAdmin. Remember from the first step we completed, ” Installing WAMP on your computer to run WordPress ” in order for you to see the menu to select phpMyadmin you need to start WAMPServer by clicking on the icon on your desktop. Once the server is started this menu will appear on the task bar in the lower right corner as shown.
The following browser page will appear. Note the path is http://localhost/phpmyadmin/
How you should see login for username and password as shown.
The default username is root, and remember the password is left blank to login. If during setup you created a password you will need to use that password. At later time I will create document for steps taken to change the password. Go ahead and select Go.
Now you should be in phpMyAdmin, select the Database tab. The following is what you should see at this point.
Where it reads Create database enter test_db and hit the Create button.
Now this is all you need to do at this point. Remember our goal is to get WordPress up and running on our local computer, we will come back and play around with the test_db on later date. For now, let’s get WordPress installed.