Install Magento 1.7 using WAMP 2.2e 

On Magento official site, they clearly stated that Magento 1.7 does not work on WAMP 2.2x and we may need to use WAMP 2.1. However, there is a work around on this issue and I’ve managed to install Magento 1.7 on my local server WAMP 2.2d 😉magento1.7

By the way, I am not an expert in using Magento 1.7. In fact, this is my first time in using Magento and I will try to blog whatever problems I encounter (as a newbie) in using this open source ecommerce.

How to Install Magento 1.7 on WAMP 2.2d?

  1. Download the WAMP 2.2d (32 bit) – It must be 32 bit and version 2.2d. I don’t know why but it seems like it doesn’t work if you use 64 Bit
  2. Download and Install the PHP 5.3.0 Add-on. – I know WAMP 2.2d already has the latest PHP 5.3.10 but for some reason, magento 1.7 will only work using PHP 5.3.0. So, you need to install this add-on.
  3. Activate the addon by selecting PHP 5.3.0 in your wampserver(right click wamp tray -> PHP -> select Version 5.3.0)PHP5.3.0-magento1.7
  4. Edit the php.ini (wamp tray -> PHP -> click php.ini) and uncomment “extension=php_curl.dll”  (remove the ” ; “) and save.
  5. Click and Enable the php_curl  (wamp tray -> PHP Extensions -> click php_curl)
  6. Restart All Services

Now, we are all set and ready to install Magento 1.7 using WAMP Server 2.2d 😉

Installing Magento 1.7 on WAMP 2.2d

  1.  Download latest versions of magento e-commerce and magento sample data from magento community edition download page. As of writing this article, the latest stable Magento E-Commerce is Magento-1.7.0.2 and Magento-sample-data-1.6.1.0Download-Magento-1.7
  2. Now, before you install Magento 1.7 in your local servers using WAMP 2.2d, you need to create a database first on your phpMyAdmin Interface.
    Note: You can access phpmyadmin interface by selecting ‘phpMyAdmin’ in the wamp menu or by entering http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ on your favorite web browser.
    • Create New Database. Go to phpMyAdmin -> Click on Databases menu -> Create database – Enter database name –> Create.  (Note down the database name, user name, and password as you will need these later)Magento-1.7-Database-Create
    •  Add a new database user with password. Go to phpMyAdmin -> Click on Users menu -> Hit Add user-> Add user pop up box appears -> Enter database username and password, select ‘Local’ on Host: dropdown option -> Drag down hit ‘Check All’ on Global privileges -> hit on ‘Add User’ button.Magento-1.7-Add-New-User
    • Import the Magento Sample data ver 1.6.1.0. Go to phpMyAdmin ->Click the database name you’ve recently created -> Click Import -> Choose File(magento-sample-data-1-6-1-0) -> GOMagento-1.7-Import
  3. Extract magento-1.7.0.2.zip to www directory of the WAMP server. Normally, it is located in C:\wamp\www . Let say you extracted it under the folder name “magento”. So, the hierarchy of folder should look like this C:\wamp\www\magento
  4. On your WAMP Tray, click ” www directory ” or it can be access using your web browser by typing ” localhost/magento ” directly.
  5. You should be in the main installation page by now. Just follow all the instruction to complete the installation. (This is the part where you input the database and user you’ve just created a while ago. I think I don’t need to explain this in details.)

Finally, to access the Admin Login Panel of Magento 1.7, just enter ” localhost\magento\index.php\admin ” in your favorite browser. Or if you just want to see how your new Magento looks like,  just enter ” localhost\magento\”.

Please let me know if you encounter some problem when installing Magento 1.7 on you local server using WAMP 2.2d. I’d be happy if you leave a comment or feedback. Thanks!

Enjoy!