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Installing WordPress using Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) v2.0

Microsoft Web Platform Installer (Web PI) is a free tool that makes getting the latest components of the Microsoft Web Platform easy. This includes the latest Visual Web Developer 2010 Express, ASP.NET 4, and ASP.NET MVC2.


Web PI can also be used to download open source projects which works on PHP and MySQL. Web PI will guide you throughout the process of downloading, installing, and configuring all software that are required. Following are some screen captures, showing how easy it will be to download and install the popular publishing platform [ WordPress ] with just a few clicks!


Firstly, you will need to logon to your Windows operating system using an administrative account. This could be Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2+, Windows Server 2003 SP1+, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.


Then, download and execute Web PI that can be found at http://www.Microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
Here’s how Web Platform Installer v2.0 looks like.



 


Choose [WordPress], and press [Install]. Web PI will proceed to detect 3rd-party applications that need to be downloaded (PHP, MySQL, WordPress), and the Microsoft products and components that need to be installed and configured (IIS).



As MySQL will need to be installed in order to support WordPress, Web PI will prompt for the root password of MySQL.



Press [Continue], and the installation starts. Web PI will download, install, and configure all of the software for you!



Web PI will then prompt for the site information for setting up an IIS web site.
(You will need to grant appropriate permission for IIS to access the folder as specified in the ‘physical path’.)
(Your should absolutely have a different Web site setting!)



And the next step is MySQL database settings.



 


It’s that easy! Go, and give it a try!


===== For more information =====


~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer 2.0
http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx

~ Microsoft Web Platform Installer: The Official Microsoft IIS Site
http://www.iis.net/webpi


~ WordPress
http://wordpress.org


 

Create a Game in Microsoft Silverlight 2… and win an Xbox 360!

Silverlight gives a lot of love to .NET coders, especially those versed with Microsoft development tools like Visual Studio 2008 and the new Microsoft Expression Studio. PHP developers have a lot to benefit from Silverlight as well. Using the Silverlight runtime, XAML, PHP code, and a touch of JavaScript, you can add a lot of splash to your PHP apps. Now, your mission–should you choose to accept: Take your shot at gaming stardom if you think you have what it takes to build a cool RIA game and you could win an Xbox 360 or other fabulous prizes. Hurry! You only have until May 15, 2008 to enter your game!


Note: No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open only to residents of the 50 United States (includes D. of C.) who are 17+. Game ends May 15, 2008


=== For more information ===


~ RIA Run Registration


http://www.devx.com/RIA/Door/37507