Install with XAMPP
I attached the page I am having troubles with. Thanks for any help I can get.
I assume that you are setting up concrete5 on XAMPP to test concrete5?
If so, I recommend to use concrete5 demo
(Just to be clear... I'm not a member of concrete5 team)
It was my understanding that the demo version is much more limited, am I right on that? I was hoping to get the site to where they want it on my localhost and then once its complete upload it to the hosting site.
This is rather a question of how to use MySQL database on XAMPP, not the question for concrete5.
ID is root
Password is left blank at default, but I think you may have to set your password.
All of what you said worked - although I did have to add a new database into XAMPP (with the address of htp://localhost) - I forgot I did that initially with wordpress as well.