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9 Reasons People Decide They Like You

No one has enough friends. And if that’s not reason enough to be likable, we tend to do business and build professional and relationships with people we like. We’re instinctively drawn to people who are modest, agreeable, polite, kind … in short, to people who are genuinely likable.

How do people decide whether they like you, especially once they’ve gotten to know you a little better?

The answer often lies in what likable peopledon’t do.

1. They don’t talk a lot.

I know that sounds odd, since friendly people tend to be gregarious and outgoing. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that — but there’s a big difference between friendly and likable.

Likable people already know what they know. They want to know what you know. So they ask questions. They ask for details. They care about what you think, and they show it by listening.

That makes you feel important. That makes you feel likable. (As well you should, because you are.)

And that makes you like them for making you feel that way.

2. They don’t blame.

Friends make mistakes. Employees don’t meet expectations. Vendors don’t deliver on time. It’s easy to blame other people for our problems.

But we are also to blame. Maybe we didn’t provide enough training. Maybe we didn’t build in enough of a buffer. Maybe we asked for too much, too soon.

Taking responsibility when things go wrong instead of blaming others isn’t masochistic, it’s empowering — because then we focus on doing things better, or smarter, the next time.

And when we get better or smarter, we’re also more likable.

As long as…

3. They don’t try to impress.

No one likes us for our clothes, our cars, our possessions, our titles, or our accomplishments. Those are all “things.” People may like our things — but that doesn’t mean they like us.

Sure, superficially they might seem to, but superficial is also insubstantial, and a relationship that is not based on substance is not a real relationship.

The only way to form genuine relationships is to stop trying to impress … and start being yourself.

4. They don’t interrupt.

Interrupting isn’t just rude. When we interrupt someone, what we’re really saying is, “I’m not listening to you so I can understand what you’re saying; I’m listening to you so I can decide what I want to say.”

Want people to like you? Listen to what they say. Focus on what they say. Ask questions to make sure you understand what they say.

They’ll love you for it — and you’ll love how that makes you feel.

5. They don’t complain.

Our words have power, especially over ourselves. Whining about our problems makes us feel worse, not better.

If something is wrong, don’t waste time complaining. Put that effort into making the situation better. Unless you want to whine about it forever, eventually you’ll have to do that. So why waste time? Do it now.

Don’t talk about what’s wrong. Talk about how you’ll make things better, even if that conversation is only with yourself.

And do the same with your friends or colleagues. Don’t just be the shoulder they cry on.

Friends don’t let friends whine. Friends help their friends make their lives better.

6. They aren’t controlling.

At work, you may be the boss. You may be in charge. The buck may stop with you.

Everywhere else, the only thing you really control is you. People who try to control other people — to tell them what they should do, what they should think, what they should feel — they’ve decided that their goals, their dreams, or even just their opinions are more important than everyone else’s.

People like people who help. Don’t tell someone else what to do. Ask them how you can help them do what they want to do.

They won’t just like you for it. They’ll love you for it.

7. They don’t criticize.

Maybe you are more educated. Maybe you are more experienced. Maybe you’ve been around more blocks and climbed more mountains and vanquished more dragons.

That doesn’t make you smarter, or better, or more insightful.

That just makes you you: unique, matchless, one of a kind, but in the end, just you.

And just like everyone else.

Every person is different: not better, not worse, just different. Appreciate the differences instead of the shortcomings and you’ll see people — and yourself — in a better light.

And that will help them see themselves in a better light.

8. They don’t preach.

People who criticize also tend to preach. And judge.

The higher you rise and the more you accomplish, the more likely you are to think you know everything — and to tell people everything you think you know.

When you speak with more finality than foundation, people may hear you — but they don’t listen.

Want to be instantly likable? Be the person who has accomplished really cool things…but manages to make other people feel like they are the ones who have accomplished really cool things.

9. They don’t dwell on the past.

The past is valuable. We should definitely learn from our mistakes.

And then we should let them go.

Easier said than done? It depends on your focus. When something bad happens to you, see that as a chance to learn something you didn’t know. When another person makes a mistake, see that as an opportunity to be kind, forgiving, and understanding.

The past is just training; it doesn’t define you. Think about what went wrong, but only in terms of how you will make sure that, next time, you will get it right.

Optimism — rational, reasoned, justifiable optimism — is contagious.

And very, very likable. 

9 Free Mobile Website-Tools

Creating a mobile version of your Website may sound an extremely difficult task to accomplish. However, in actuality, this need not be the case at all. You have today, ready-made tools available to help you create your mobile Website in a matter of minutes. While many of these tools are available for a nominal fee, there are also those which can be used absolutely free of cost. Yet others offer you the option of going for a free basic package.

1. Google Mobile Optimizer

changes your regular Website into a mobile Website in the quickest possible time. The link provided here leads directly to a lightweight version of the Website, which does not possess headers, images and other graphics. Though this service renders your mobile Website completely non-customizable, it is still very much suited to view on the mobile phone of a user

Resources: | Google Mobile Site Tool  |  Google Mobile Site Tester   |

2. iWebKit

Google Mobile Optimizer changes your regular Website into a mobile Website in the quickest possible time. The link provided here leads directly to a lightweight version of the Website, which does not possess headers, images and other graphics. Though this service renders your mobile Website completely non-customizable, it is still very much suited to view on the mobile phone of a user

2. iWebKit

3. Mippin 

Mippin is yet another useful and free tool to help you with creating a mobile version of your Website. This is best suited to work on an RSS-powered site. It can be manipulated to be compatible with over 2,000 mobile handsets and gives quick results as well. The biggest advantage that Mippin offers you is that it gives a free basic analytics report and also lets you make more revenue by way of mobile advertising.

4. Mobify 

Mobify runs on a freemium model and offers you a user-friendly and intuitive GUI or graphical user interface. This tool helps you create your Website in just a few minutes. Better still, Mobify comprises its own Mobile Commerce platform that is designed to work especially faster and more effectively for e-stores running on the mobile Web. The basic package is available to you free of cost and offers you enough scope to work around manipulating your mobile domain. Though the paid package is rather steeply priced, it does offer you several more benefits over the free package.

5. Mobile Press

Mobify runs on a freemium model and offers you a user-friendly and intuitive GUI or graphical user interface. This tool helps you create your Website in just a few minutes. Better still, Mobify comprises its own Mobile Commerce platform that is designed to work especially faster and more effectively for e-stores running on the mobile Web. The basic package is available to you free of cost and offers you enough scope to work around manipulating your mobile domain. Though the paid package is rather steeply priced, it does offer you several more benefits over the free package.

MobilePress is a nice WordPress plugin, which helps you generate a mobile version of your WordPress-powered Website with ease. This free, useful plugin is easy to work with and finishes its assigned task with very little time and effort spent on your part.

6. Mobilized By Mippin

Mobilize by Mippin is yet another free and useful WordPress plugin, which effortlessly displays the contents of your WordPress Website on mobile devices. Once you install and activate this plugin, it will automatically redirect visitors who access your site from their mobile devices, to the mobile version of your Website. Not only that, all your photos will be automatically scaled to fit the dimensions of a mobile phone and videos converted to the 3GP format.

7. WinkSite

Winksite supports W3C mobileOK and .mobi standards and works best on mobile Websites which focus on Website promotion via social networking and interaction. This tool offers a variety of options such as chat, polls and forums, using which you can instantly connect and keep in touch with mobile users. Not only that, you can also engage visitors by requesting them to participate in your forums; sharing your information among their friends and even introducing more users into your forum.

8. Wirenode

Wirenode is a tool used by several leading establishments, such as Nokia, Ford and so on, to develop mobile versions of their own Websites. The company offers a free plan, comprising a user-friendly editor which you can use to setup a mobile site. This tool also offers you free hosting for up to 3 mobile Websites and gives you analytics reports, statistics and more. The paid version of this tool runs free of Wirenode advertisements.

9. Zinadoo

Zinadoo is an excellent tool to help you build your mobile Website. It offers you both Web and mobile widgets, plus its text and email services, which you can effectively use to promote your Website, both online and offline. What is better; this tools enables you to assign Google keywords and tags to your Website, also uploading videos to it using Zinadoo’s own Mobile Video service. Additionally, you also get complete access to Zinadoo’s online business directory and Mobiseer, which is a Web 2.0 service for tagging and sharing favorite mobile Websites.

What Are Torrents And Torrenting?

Torrent How To 

​How to Torrent for Beginners Tutorial

A more lecture style tutorial for the generalities of how torrenting works. I do this on Windows.

General Directions:

1) Download a program like Utorrent, which is a torrent client.2) Download Peerblock and install. 3) Google search item + ” torrent” at the end. 4) Open Peerblock and block a couple of lists like P2P, advertising, and spyware 5) Open the torrent and save wherever. You will be leeching the file (downloading). 6) You start seeding (uploading) after leeching is done. Seed files under your discrimination. Seed illegal torrents at your own risk. Don’t seed too much unless you have a VPN or seedbox. If you seed too much, and it’s a popular illegal torrent on a public site (like kickass or piratebay), you will likely receive a message from your ISP.

Torrent Resources

​Utorrent: article:

Getting Started

It doesn’t really matter what vehicle you use. What matters it that you actually start. Below are a few videos that can help you to establish a clear mindset for starting any task including your commercial financing and investing Ventures.

Many people spend hours and years researching the perfect vehicle to use to get to a certain destination, when all they really need to do it to select a vehicle and simply begin the journey. Simple yet profound. 

Getting Started In Commercial Financing

There are numerous ways to start any new venture. A lot depends on the individuals and their learn preferences. Though there are numerous ways to begin any task, I have developed a very effective method I use for starting fasts. Here’s that frame work.

The New Gutenberg WordPress Editor

If you haven’t heard about it and you have a Word Press website, there is a big change coming that may create some new challenges for you.

Word Press has finally decided to do something about it’s clumsy and limited page editor. If you are like me, you may use a third party editor like Beaver Builder, Elemento or Thrive Editor instead of the clunky Word Press Editor. In situation, you may not be effected by the new upgrade.

The major challenge associated with this upgrade is the coding language. The Gutenberg editor is built on a java script platform while the CORE of WordPress is built on a PHP platform.Here in is the potential for conflict and disaster. Disaster being your site goes down during or after the update is installed.

I recommend that you do not update your Word Press site until the the second or third release or Word Press 5 is released. WAIT before updating.

Below is content from the official WordPress Web Site

A new publishing experience for WordPress is in the works: get ready to make your words, pictures, and layout look as good on screen as they do in your imagination, without any code.

You might have heard of this project — it’s called Gutenberg, after another invention that revolutionized publishing — but are wondering what it means for you. Who will see the biggest difference, and what it will change for your everyday workflows? Everyone, and everything. The Gutenberg editor uses blocks to create all types of content, replacing a half-dozen inconsistent ways of customizing WordPress, bringing it in line with modern coding standards, and aligning with open web initiatives. These content blocks transform how users, developers, and hosts interact with WordPress to make building rich web content easier and more intuitive, democratizing publishing — and work — for everyone, regardless of technical ability.

It’s great that so many people think WordPress is the best way to get their ideas on the web, and it’s easy to unlock the power of WordPress if you know how to write code — but not everyone does. And now, you won’t need to.

The most targeted way to help the people building this new user experience is to test the editor using a particular script and set of tasks. You can find the tests and instructions right here.

What is a block?

One of the things you hear a lot about during discussions of Gutenberg are blocks. These blocks are a unified way to style content that currently requires shortcodes, embeds, widgets, post formats, custom post types, theme options, meta-boxes, and other formatting elements. By allowing rich customization without deep knowledge of code, blocks make good on the promise of WordPress: broad functionality with a clear, consistent user experience.

The current WordPress editor is an open text window—it’s always been a wonderful blank canvas for writing, but when it comes to building posts and pages with images, multimedia, embedded content from social media, polls, and other elements, it required a mix of different approaches that were not always intuitive:

  • Media library/HTML for images, multimedia and approved files.
  • Pasted links for embeds.
  • Shortcodes for specialized assets from plugins.
  • Featured images for the image at the top of a post or page.
  • Excerpts for subheads.
  • Widgets for content on the side of a page.

As we thought about these uses and how to make them obvious and consistent, we began to embrace the concept of “blocks.” All of the above items could be blocks: easy to search and understand, and easy to dynamically shift around the page. The block concept is very powerful, and if designed thoughtfully, can offer an outstanding editing and publishing experience.


The Gutenberg project is actively addressing compatibility concerns. Blocks are the de facto new mechanism for building content features, and we recommend that developers migrate any features they offer that are well-encapsulated by blocks. However, support for existing WordPress functionality will remain, and there will be transition paths for shortcodes, meta-boxes, and Custom Post Types:

  • Shortcodes.
    • Will continue working without changes.
    • There is a new “shortcode block” to help inserting them.
    • There’s a planned mechanism for previewing them in place.
  • Meta-boxes.
    • Some will continue to work with no changes under the new UI.
    • Some will need updates (particularly those that rely on the DOM for operating).*
    • Several can be converted to native blocks (particularly those that are rendered on the front-end).
    • Some can transition to new Gutenberg native extension points outside of the content area.
    • There will be a mechanism for conflicting meta-boxes to load the classic editor instead with a notice.
  • Custom Post Types.
    • Are supported by Gutenberg.
    • Need REST API (show_in_rest) declaration.
    • Can opt out by not declaring “editor” support.
    • Will be able to declare supported and default blocks.

* Certain meta-boxes that rely on the specific structure of the current editing screen are not guaranteed to work under Gutenberg, and might need changes before they can be loaded correctly.


There are a number of resources where you can learn more about the project and ideas behind it.

What Is Project Gutenberg

The Beginning

Project Gutenberg began in 1971 when Michael Hart was given an operator’s account with $100,000,000 of computer time in it by the operators of the Xerox Sigma V mainframe at the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois.

This was totally serendipitous, as it turned out that two of a four operator crew happened to be the best friend of Michael’s and the best friend of his brother. Michael just happened “to be at the right place at the right time” at the time there was more computer time than people knew what to do with, and those operators were encouraged to do whatever they wanted with that fortune in “spare time” in the hopes they would learn more for their job proficiency.

At any rate, Michael decided there was nothing he could do, in the way of “normal computing,” that would repay the huge value of the computer time he had been given … so he had to create $100,000,000 worth of value in some other manner. An hour and 47 minutes later, he announced that the greatest value created by computers would not be computing, but would be the storage, retrieval, and searching of what was stored in our libraries.

He then proceeded to type in the “Declaration of Independence” and tried to send it to everyone on the networks … which can only be described today as a not so narrow miss at creating an early version of what was later called the “Internet Virus.”

A friendly dissuasion from this yielded the first posting of a document in electronic text, and Project Gutenberg was born as Michael stated that he had “earned” the $100,000,000 because a copy of the Declaration of Independence would eventually be an electronic fixture in the computer libraries of 100,000,000 of the computer users of the future.

The Beginning of the Gutenberg Philosophy

The premise on which Michael Hart based Project Gutenberg was: anything that can be entered into a computer can be reproduced indefinitely … what Michael termed “Replicator Technology” The concept of Replicator Technology is simple; once a book or any other item (including pictures, sounds, and even 3-D items can be stored in a computer), then any number of copies can and will be available. Everyone in the world, or even not in this world (given satellite transmission) can have a copy of a book that has been entered into a computer.

This philosophical premise has created several offshoots: 1.Electronic Texts (Etexts) created by Project Gutenberg are to be made available in the simplest, easiest to use forms available.

Suggestions to make them less readily available are not to be treated lightly. Therefore, Project Gutenberg Etexts are made available in what has become known as “Plain Vanilla ASCII,” meaning the low set of the American Standard Code for Information Interchange: ie the same kind of character you read on a normal printed page — italics, underlines, and bolds have been capitalized.

The reason for this is that 99% of the hardware and software a person is likely to run into can read and search these files.

Any other system of etext storage is going to fall short of an audience of 99%.

This does not mean there are not other valid mean of doing the etext business … after all, over half the computers are DOS, so one could address a wide audience by just doing DOS. Plain Vanilla ASCII, however, addresses the audience with Apples and Ataris all the way to the old homebrew Z80 computers, while an audience of Mac, UNIX and mainframers is still included.

In this same vein, Project Gutenberg selects etexts targeted a bit on the “bang for the buck” philosophy … we choose etexts we hope extremely large portions of the audience will want and use frequently. We are constantly asked to prepare etext from out of print editions of esoteric materials, but this does not provide for usage by the audience we have targeted, 99% of the general public.

Also in the same vein, Project Gutenberg has avoided requests, demands, and pressures to create “authoritative editions.” We do not write for the reader who cares whether a certain phrase in Shakespeare has a “:” or a “;” between its clauses. We put our sights on a goal to release etexts that are 99.9% accurate in the eyes of the general reader. Given the preferences your proofreaders have, and the general lack of reading ability the public is currently reported to have, we probably exceed those requirements by a significant amount. However, for the person who wants an “authoritative edition” we will have to wait some time until this becomes more feasible. We do, however, intend to release many editions of Shakespeare and the other classics for the comparative study on a scholarly level, before the end of the year 2001, when we are scheduled to complete our 10,000 book Project Gutenberg Electronic Public Library.

Project Gutenberg has been a part of celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of Public Libraries, starting in 1995. Project Gutenberg hopes to found “The Public Domain Register,” after the 100th Anniversary of The U.S. Copyright Register in 1997.

We hope you will be part of it, too. You are all invited.


Our eventual goal is to provide Public Domain Etext editions a short time after they enter the Public Domain. Of course, the period before a copyrighted work entered the Public Domain was extended from 28 years (with a 28 year extension available) to 50 years more than the life of the author, so this put a kink, to put it mildly, into our plans. (The original copyright was for 14 years, in the U.S.) Thus, a person could originally do a reasonable prediction that anything under copyright would be in the Public Domain while it could be used, under the new law it is impossible to predict the length of a copyright, and the likelihood of a new book entering the Public Domain during the lifetime of the average reader is minimal. (Suppose you might be 25 when you read a new book and the author is 50: wait the average 25 years for the author to die (what a thought!*) Now you have to wait another 50 years to have access to that book; it doesn’t matter when it was written (unless it is an old one … before the period the law retroacted to) … so you would have to wait (on the average) until you were 100 years old. A 25-year-old under the original law would only have to wait for 14 years … until the age of 39. Quite a difference; between the ages of 39 and 100. Not only that, but the copyright laws would have to stay the same for all that time … something in serious doubt, seeing how much they have changed in the recent century.

The Project Gutenberg Philosophy

1. The Project Gutenberg Etexts should cost so little that no one will really care how much they cost. They should be a general size that fits on the standard media of the time.

i.e. when we started, the files had to be very small as a normal 300 page book took one meg of space which no one in 1971 could be expected to have (in general). So doing the U.S. Declaration of Independence (only 5K) seemed the best place to start. This was followed by the Bill of Rights — then the whole US Constitution, as space was getting large (at least by the standards of 1973). Then came the Bible, as individual books of the Bible were not that large, then Shakespeare (a play at a time), and then into general work in the areas of light and heavy literature and references.

By the time Project Gutenberg got famous, the standard was 360K disks, so we did books such as Alice in Wonderland or Peter Pan because they could fit on one disk. Now 1.44 is the standard disk and ZIP is the standard compression; the practical filesize is about three million characters, more than long enough for the average book.

However, pictures are still so bulky to store on disk that it will still be a while before we include even the lowres Tenniel illustrations in Alice and Looking-Glass. However we ARE very interested in doing them, and are only waiting for advances in technology to release a test edition. The market will have to establish SOME standards for graphics, however, before we can attempt to reach general audiences, at least on the graphics level.

To illustrate our faith in graphics, and in the future, we have gone one step further in our pursuit of what we named “Replicator Technology” TM a few years ago. We would like the end of this phase of Project Gutenberg (with a first 3D application of Replicator Technology), by doing CAT, MRI and XRAY Fluoroscopy scans of something, perhaps a painting, and printing 3D copies. If anyone can get us access to a hundred year old masterpiece … the average book.

The Project Gutenberg Philosophy (continued, 2)

2. The Project Gutenberg Etexts should so easily used that no one should ever have to care about how to use, read, quote and search them.

This has created a need to present these Project Gutenberg Etexts in “Plain Vanilla ASCII” as we have come to call it over the years.

The reason for this is simple … it is the only text mode that is easy on both the eyes and the computer.

However, this encourages others to improve our etexts in a variety of ways and to distribute them in a variety of the available media, as follows:

Once an etext is created in Plain Vanilla ASCII, it is the foundation for as many editions as anyone could hope to do in the future. Anyone desiring an etext edition matching, or not matching, a particular paper edition can readily do the changes they like without having to prepare that whole book again. They can use the Project Gutenberg Etext as a foundation, and then build in any direction they like.

Thus any complaints about how we do italics, bold, and the underscoring, or whether we should use this or that markup formula are sent back with encouragement to do it any ways any person wants it, and with the basic work already done, with our compliments.

The same goes for media. We have had a long-standing work ethic of providing our etexts in any medium people wanted: Amiga, Apple, Atari … to IBM, to Mac, to TRS-80 …

However, now that our etexts are carried in so many BBS’s, networks and other locations, it is easier to download the file in a manner that puts them in your format than we can make and mail a disk, so we don’t really do that too much.

The major point of all this is that years from now Project Gutenberg Etexts are still going to be viable, but program after program, and operating system after operating system are going to go the way of the dinosaur, as will all those pieces of hardware running them. Of course, this is valid for all Plain Vanilla ASCII etexts … not just those your access has allowed you to get from Project Gutenberg. The point is that a decade from now we probably won’t have the same operating systems, or the same programs and therefore all the various kinds of etexts that are not Plain Vanilla ASCII will be obsolete. We need to have etexts in files a Plain Vanilla search/reader program can deal with; this is not to say there should never be any markup … just those forms of markup should be easily convertible into regular, Plain Vanilla ASCII files so their utility does not expire when programs to use them are no longer with us. Remember all the trouble with CONVERT programs to get files changed from old word processor programs into Plain Vanilla ASCII?

Do you want to go through all that again with every book a whole world ever puts into etext?

The value of Plain Vanilla ASCII is obvious … so is very much of the value of most of the various markup systems we have in the world. But until some real standards arrive — we would be limiting our options a great deal if we do not keep copies of all etexts in Plain Vanilla ASCII as well.

We don’t have anything against markup. Not vice versa.

Alice in Wonderland, the Bible, Shakespeare, the Koran and many others will be with us as long as civilization … an operating system, a program, a markup system … will not.

This includes the many requests we have for compression in particular formats. There are only two formats we know of that are suitable for transfer to a wide general audience: Plain Vanilla ASCII (.txt files) and ZIPped files of them, (.zip files). Requests for other compression formats must be ignored as they are appropriate only for small portions of our target audience. However, (programmers take note: we will need help) we are planning to put some compression links on our files so they can be transmitted in any of an assortment compression formats on the fly. i.e. we should be able to generate any kind of file asked for, but we can keep only one copy of each etext on our servers … as the .Z compression format does in a similar manner today.


There are a number of resources where you can learn more about the project and ideas behind it.


What Is Wire Framing?

A wireframe is a two-dimensional illustration of a page’s interface that specifically focuses on space allocation and prioritization of content, functionalities available, and intended behaviors. For these reasons, wireframes typically do not include any styling, color, or graphics. Wireframes also help establish relationships between a website’s various templates.The Value of Wireframes

Wire Framing is a visual representation of a plan, a process for a web page design. It is a valuable tool for planning and collaborating with developers or team members

Wire Framing Tools And ApplicationsMock Flow  great for collaboration projects. Online and desk top app. Free And Fee Based.

Moqups – Browser Based HTML 5 – Online Enterface

Balsamiq – Desk Top App One Time Fee- Adobe air 

How to Install WordPress on your Windows Computer Using WAMP

Did you know that you can install WordPress on your own Windows computer for learning and testing? Working with WordPress for Windows is a great way to test plugins, updates, and other website changes before pushing them live to your au

dience. In this article, we’ll show you how to install WordPress locally using WAMP.

The process of installing WordPress on your personal computer is also known as setting up a local server environment or localhost. Often theme designers and plugin developers install WordPress on a local server environment to speed up their development process.

It’s a good idea to use WordPress for Windows in order to test any major changes to your site. This way you can catch and fix any issues before they affect your audience.

Note: If you install WordPress locally on Windows, then the only person who can see that site is you. If you want to create a WordPress blog that is available to the public, then you need to have a domain name and web hosting. We recommend that you follow this guide on how to install WordPress.

Having that said, let’s take a look at how to install WordPress on localhost using WAMP.

What is WAMP?

WAMP, also called WampServer, is a compilation of Apache web server, PHP and MySQL bundled for Windows computers. You need WAMP to setup your own local server environment and install WordPress on Windows. There are other clients for Windows such as XAMPP, but we use and recommend WAMP. It is free and easy to use.

Installing WampServer on your PC

The first thing you need to do is go to the WampServer website and download the latest WampServer. You will be presented with various options on their download page. Simply choose the one that applies to your Windows (64-bit or 32-bit). When in doubt, select the 32-bit version because it will also work on 64-bit versions of Windows.

Once you have downloaded WampServer, run the installation program and carefully follow on-screen instructions.

At one point during the installation, WampServer will ask for the location of the default web browser.

By default it will use Internet Explorer, but you can change that to Google Chrome or Firefox by locating the browser in Program Files.

Once you are done with the installation, launch WampServer.

Setting Up a Database for WordPress

Next, you’ll need to create a blank MySQL database WordPress can use.

WampServer comes with phpMyAdmin, a web based application to manage MySQL databases. Click on the Wampserver icon in windows taskbar and then click on phpmyadmin.

The phpMyAdmin login screen will open in a new browser window. By default, the Username will be root, and you can leave the password field blank

Once logged in, click on Databases in phpmMyAdmin to create a new database for WordPress. You will be asked to choose a name for your database (we named ours test_db). After that click on the Create button.

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