As a WAMP user, you are familiar with phpMyAdmin. Like any application bundled with WAMP, phpMyAdmin upgrades will be released. How do you know when a new upgrade is released? Simple, phpMyAdmin will tell you in the right sidebar, along with a message across the bottom after you login.
Without further adieu, here’s how to upgrade…
Download the most recent stable version of phpMyAdmin.
Extract the contents of the download to the apps directory inside your WAMP root, typically
- Inside the apps directory is a directory named after the version of phpMyAdmin that is currently running. Leave this directory present in case you need to roll back.
- After the extraction is finished, I like to rename the extracted directory with the same naming convention that WAMP uses —
config.inc.phpconfiguration file from the current version of phpMyAdmin to the new version.
phpmyadmin.confconfiguration file located in the alias directory, typically
c:/wamp/alias. Point the
<Directory>paths to your new phpMyAdmin directory.
wampmanager.confconfiguration file located in the WAMP root directory.
Toward the bottom of the file, under the
[apps]block, change the current
phpmyadminVersionsetting to your new version number.
Toward the top of the file, under the
[main]block, verify that the
navigatorsetting points to the correct location of your computer’s web browser. If this is wrong, you will see the following [perplexing] error message when you try to launch apps from the WAMP menu tray:
Could not execute menu item (internal error) [Exception] Could not execute run action: The system cannot find the file specified
Last but not least, Restart All Services in WAMP (assuming WAMP is running), and login to your upgraded phpMyAdmin.