Posted on 2011-03-22
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I installed XAMPP in my Windows7 to run my JOOMLA!

My MySQL is running but when I click in Admin to set my database nothing happens.

How can I fix it?

Question by:jr_barros_jr
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by:Allan Nisbet
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This has everything you need to setup and troubleshoot your XAMPP

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Dont go past Install Eclipse section as this is for developers.


THis link also helps as its the main forum users for xampp use many threads and solutions to different troubles.


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I am aceppting that to avoid future problem.

I am very disappointed with JOOMLA and XOOMP. They do not work, they are not easy at all to install and there are a lot of extra work to set this up.

Even to a Mac those applications are a garbage.
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I didn't see this until it was closed but I have to tell you it's not that hard, there's just one problem. You have to get xampp 08. April 2009 1.7.1 Beta5 to run with Joomla 1.5.22 -- download from oldapps.com here


Make sure nothing is running on port 80, such as skype

Run the xampp install

Take all of the defaults -- especially when it insists on running from c:/xampp. Use that, not c:/program files.

After xampp installation run xampp control panel, ensure apache and mysql are running

Run phpmyadmin http://localhost/phpmyadmin/

Create a database (for instance, "joomla")

default user is root, no password

unzip joomla 1.5.22 into htdocs (for instance, htdocs/joomla)

In the browser run http://localhost/joomla

Enter database joomla, user root, no password

Take defaults throughout setup.

Delete htdocs/joomla/install

In the browser run http://localhost/joomla and http://localhost/administrator

The reason it's garbage is because joomla 1.5.22 will not run on any xampp higher than 1.7.1, which is PHP version 5.2.9.

Xampp 1.7.2+ have php versions 5.3 and up that break joomla.


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