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I have the zip file with everything in it, but there's just not a simple way to "run"? What all do I need? Do I need my own server or should they have their own?

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    You should probably ask that larger organization. – user26607 Mar 15 '13 at 17:32
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    As phrased, I don't think this is a specific enough WordPress question. – helgatheviking Mar 15 '13 at 18:37
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    Double-click on WordPress.exe. :) – fuxia Mar 15 '13 at 20:24
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No, there is no 'run'. Assuming your zip file includes a WordPress install and a database, then you'll need access to a web server and a MySQL installation. If you just want to run it on your own machine, you could install WAMP (if on Windows) or MAMP (for Macs) - these would give you all you need to get going. If you want to make this website live, however, you need a hosting company.

http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

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