WordPress Developmnt With WAMP : How To Fix Common WAMP Server Errors

In this article, You will learn how to fix “msvcr110.dll is missing”, WAMP Server orange icon issue and WAMP WordPress permalink issues.

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WAMP Server is a local development server. Developers use it to install and set up different CMS locally on their PC, Linux or MAC. If you want to learn how WordPress works, you can install WordPress locally on your PC with WAMP server.

In this article, I am going to show you, how you can fix common WAMP Server error.

I have been using WordPress for a long time and I use local development setup to create and test WordPress themes and plugins.

You can read this step by step tutorial to learn How To Install WordPress on WAMP Server In Windows.

1. Solved: Msvcr110.Dll Is Missing WAMP Windows 8 64 Bit Solution

To create WordPress Themes from scratch and edit themes I always use local WordPress installation. There are many ways to install WordPress on your local PC.

I normally use WAMP server to install WordPress locally. Today I tried to install WAMP server but at the end of the installation, it gave me msvcr110.dll is missing error.

I wasted several hours to find a solution and then I found a very simple solution. To fix msvcr110.dll is missing error you just need to install two files.

After installing these files when you will start WAMP server, WAMP icon in system tray should turn green. If it remains orange it means there is something wrong.

You can try to reinstall WAMP server after installing these files.

How To Fix Msvcr110.Dll Is Missing WAMP Windows 8 64 Bit Solution?

I am using Windows 8, but I think this solution works for Windows 7 as well. just go to Microsoft.com download and install these two files.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

If above solution does not work, you will have to install a simple C++ distribution file. You can download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) file from Microsoft website as x86 or x64 edition:. It’s just 4.8 MB file.

32 bit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5555

64 bit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14632

After installing these files, restart WAMP server again and it should work fine. If you see any error, try to install WAMP server again.

How To Check 32 Bit Or 64 Bit Windows?

It is very simple and easy, just right click on MY COMPUTER > Properties to see what version you are running. visit http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/find-out-32-or-64-bit for more details.

Now install vcredist_x86.exe file and restart WAMP server or any other program which was not running previously.

Everything should work fine now. If WAMP Server fails to run. Restart your PC and then start the program again.

2. Solved : Wampserver 2.1 Gives Orange Icon After Install On Windows 7 and Windows 8

How To Solve WAMP Server Orange Icon Issue ?

After installing WAMP server sometimes fails to start. There may be several reasons why WAMP fails to start. If you see wamp server orange icon, here is an easy solution to fix this orange icon issue.

MSVCR100.dll is missing
Port 80 error

When I installed WAMP on windows 8, during installation WAMP Server gave me MSVCR100.dll is missing error, I downloaded this file from Microsoft website and installed, but WAMP server failed to start.

WAMP Server icon remained Orange, then I had to install Apache Service, and everything worked fine. After installing Apache Service I restarted WAMP Server and WAMP Server icon turned green, that means everything was working fine.

How To Install Apache Service WAMP Server?

Here are few steps

left click on “Notification Chevron (button)
left click on “WAMPSERVER – server Offline (button)
Now Click on Apache > Service and Install Service.
Now you will see new screen hit Enter key
Click on Allow Access button.
Restart WAMP Server.

WAMP server icon will turn green after restarting. That means everything working fine. Now you can run your local development server to install your favorite CMS WordPrfess, Joomla, Drupal and other CMS locally.

How To Solve WordPress Permalinks Not Working Wamp

When you will install WordPress with Wamp Server everything will work fine under default settings, but if you will change WordPress Permalink structure to Post Name only, you will see the page not found error screen.

If WordPress permalinks with post name setting do not work in WAMP Server. You will have to enable Rewrite module under Apache modules in WAMP server. After enabling mode_rewrite module all permalinks structures will work fine.

How To Enable Rewrite Module In WAMP Server Windows?

Click on WAMP Server icon
Apache > Apache Modules
You will see the list of all available Apache modules.
Find Rewrite_module and right click on it to enable this module.
Restart WAMP Server

Note: You might need to scroll down the list of modules to find out Rewrite_module.

That’s all. Now you can use all type of permalink structure locally on wamp server.

About Author: Mohammad Tahir

Tahir Taous is an experienced blogger and WordPress user. He loves to write about Blogging, WordPress, and Theme Development. You can download his free WordPress Theme Development Handbook, which reveals more than 100 tools and resources to learn WordPress Theme Development.

10 responses on “WordPress Developmnt With WAMP : How To Fix Common WAMP Server Errors

  1. Sebastian

    I installed wamp yesterday. however, I am unable to see the icon in the task bar. I spent 4 hours yesterday and couldn’t figure it out why I couldn’t get it to start. please help!


    Dear sir, My wamp server has been nor working, due to the 0*c00007b error. I have installed so many software, but it is not working guide me how to install it. And it shows a red color icon and i am waiting for your reply….

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