When I reached the point where the WordPress application displayed a screen prompting me to create a configuration file, I went ahead and clicked on the “Create A Configuration File” button. The next screen appeared as shown in the post. I entered the information for the database name, username and password, and entered “localhost” for the database host. However, when I clicked the Submit button, the browser appeared to not be able to connect to the server. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I had to use “http://localhost:8080” for my WampServer install. I then entered localhost:8080 as the host name, but this was not successful, either. I finally decided to go ahead and create a configuration file by saving a copy of wp-config-sample.php as wp-config.php in the root directory of my WordPress directory (C:\wamp\www\mytestweblog for my install). Here are my entries:
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
/** MySQL database username */
/** MySQL database password */
/** MySQL hostname */
After creating that file, I again went to http://localhost:8080/mytestweblog/, and was able to resume setup of my weblog per the post. I played around with the test weblog, and liked it enough to put it on my main weblog.
For WampServer installs where port 8080 has to be used, it seems that WordPress has problems with creating a configuration file. The user will probably need to create the file manually.