How to Install XAMPP in Linux

XAMPP is a popular open-source software stack that provides developers with a convenient solution for setting up a local web server environment. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the process of installing XAMPP on a Linux system. This will enable you to create a development and testing environment for your web projects.

Step 1: Download XAMPP

Before we begin, make sure to download the XAMPP installer file from the official website. Once downloaded, navigate to the ~/Downloads/ or your downloaded directory using the following command:

cd ~/Downloads/

Step 2: Making XAMPP Installer Executable

To proceed with the installation, it is necessary to make the XAMPP installer file executable. Run the following command to change the file’s execution bits:

sudo chmod 755 xampp-linux-x64-7.4.29-1-installer.run

Step 3: Running the XAMPP Installer

Execute the XAMPP installer file using the following command:

sudo ./xampp-linux-x64-7.4.29-1-installer.run
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Installing Composer in a XAMPP Environment on Linux

When you’re working with PHP locally, in an environment such as XAMPP on a Linux operating system, you might need to install Composer. Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP, allowing you to declare and manage the libraries your project depends on.

The Quick Installation Method

Typically, the quickest way to install Composer on a Linux operating system is through the command line as follows:

sudo apt install composer

This approach might not be appropriate for those who already have XAMPP installed. This is because the command would install PHP system-wide, which is unnecessary here since XAMPP already bundles PHP with its package, making this method redundant in such cases.

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Translate WordPress to Malayalam

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Malayalam fonts transition over the period from ASCII to UNICODE has finally taken on recognizing the language all over the Internet. Much of the credit lies with the Free and Open source communities for their efforts.

Over the years, the influence of other languages somehow found its way into our day-to-day life to such an extent that our native language fades in many sectors, especially in computing.

As more and more Malayalam blogs and thoughts being published using WordPress, people are looking for ways to express, and adapt their native language into the sphere of WordPress.

WordPress Kerala communities aim is to make WordPress available in languages other than English and to encourage native Malayalam speakers to volunteer, contribute and help make WordPress part of our vocabulary.

Why translate WordPress?
WordPress is a free software. It could act as a platform to bridge a gap between tech savvy to those who don’t speak English, or someone who just prefers their native language.

What do I need to know?
Skills you need to know are fluency in both English and Malayalam. The key is to translate organically and not to structure each word or string as it is.

Getting started – contributing:
1) Log in to the Malayalam translation website: https://translate.wordpress.org/locale/ml/default/wp and select any set/subproject that grabs your attention and translate.

2) After you make your suggested translated strings, a translation editor will then accept or reject these suggestion.

More info :
Translator’s Handbook: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/
Translation Team: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/?locale=ml_IN

Global Translation Day

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Excited, and happy to take part in co-organizing Global Translation Day. April 24th, it’s a day which marks a 24-hour translation sprint all over the globe, starting from the East and ends in most Western parts of the world. The idea is to get people involved in translating WordPress in their local language.

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Being part of the WordPress Kochi community, we have been working towards the goal of bringing WordPress part of our Malayalam vocabulary. We are very glad on how things turned up, and the tremendous amount of participation, and contribution from Kochi WordPress lovers.

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