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Test WordPress On Your Hard Drive with XAMPP

While I was performing some extensive WordPress plugin compatibility testing, I was getting frustrated with having to wait for what seemed like an eternity for page refreshes to occur. I did a little Google-ing and found an excellent open-source software package called XAMPP that runs on Windows.

XAMPP screen shot

XAMPP screen shot

It lets you run Apache (a web server program), PHP5 (a server programming language), MySql (a database program), FileZilla (an FTP program), and Mercury (an e-mail server program) on your local hard drive running a 32-bit version of Windows. You can manually start the programs/servers or run them as installed services. Here is a good XAMPP installation tutorial.

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Upgrade your WordPress Database from MySQL4 to MySQL5

This article saved me a lot of headaches when trying to upgrade my WordPress blog database from MySQL4 to MySQL5:

Restore your WordPress Database From MySQL4 to MySQL5

Follow these easy-to-implement, non-destructive instructions and your blog's posts and pages will load faster than ever. Bye-bye pokey MySQL4!

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