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  • Re: How to enable php on webmatrix to create wordpress

    Mar 04, 2018 09:00 PM|pg.thevoice|LINK


    I'am a German Teacher for CS.

    Although the gallery was deactivated before, you were still able to install and use Webmatrix as it is until the end of January 2018 - without support.

    The problem is now, that there are dependencies to Microsoft Platform Installer 5.0 - it seems that Microsoft decided to discontinue the delivery of packages required for normal php development at the beginning of February. 

    For instance this set of files:

    php-5.5.38-nts-Win32-VC11-x86.zip  --> WebMatrix would show PHP 5.5 instead of "Unable to read PHP settings."



    As WebMatrix is the perfect all-in-one tool (php editor with testing opportunity at localhost, db editor with sql support, ftp client for publishing) for my students I will continue to use as long as possible. I'm sorry that Visual Studio isn't beneficial - it's just too confusing for the students - WebMatrix is/was more like an educational edition.

    If you have installed WebMatrix before February 2018 on a computer you can copy the following folder to another computer (nearly the same path, maybe different username): 

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Web Platform Installer

    Afterwards it is possible to install WebMatrix, downloaded from common download portals. My current student tell me that they were able to install and work this way on their private machines with the help of the folder Web Platform Installer.

    Maybe this helps.