Posted in General as the content could be covered in both Wordpress and WAMP.
Installed the Bitnami WAMP stack (Windows 10 32-bit 4GB RAM - Basically ample processing & disk space) without issue. Using a specially named folder on the C drive. This contains such folders as Apache2 and Apps.
Registered domain name which is pointed to my dedicated IP address. Router redirects port 80 calls to LAN machine on port 8080. Apache2 set to listen on port 8080.
Subsequently installed Bitnami Wordpress without issue. Defaulting to the same folder where the 'other Bitnami products are installed' I noted that the Wordpress folder is situated under the Apps folder noted above.
When accessing the site by domain name, I'm presented with the Bitnami WAMP page with Welcome and Applications tabs.
The applications tab has phpMyAdmin module and Wordpress Module entries and Access hyperlinks (its ok, phpMyAdmin requires local so can't be accessed remotely).
Clicking on the Access link for Wordpress, I'm taken to the Wordpress front page (where I wanted to be on the original entry to the site.)
Information I have read suggests changing the entry in the Apache2 conf file to change the DocumentRoot (and Directory) entry to point to the alternative folder as per this link :https://bitnami.com/forums/forums/joomla/topics/how-to-change-the-index-page) . Stopped Apache2, edited file by commenting out the current entry and creating my own (this ain't my first BBQ) and on restart, Apache2 fails.
Interestingly I have other application that uses a different port (81) which fails when I use :81, but works when I use :81 ... New domain perhaps that has not had DNS record fully propogated? I wouldn't have thought that would have impacted on the /wordpress extension being required when I accessed the IP address. What is also unusual is that from time to time, a forward slash and 5 random upper and lower case letters are added.
One thread I found (the link eludes me now) suggested going to the Bitnami Control Application and making changes but I have been unable to locate such a beast.. I only have the manager-windows.exe file which only allows changes to MySQL and Apache (start stop restart & configure) nothing about changing domain.
Any help from someone in the know earns my undying respect and freshly brewed coffee.
This has been done on a fresh install of Bitnami modules, so its bound to be something simple I'm missing..