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WAMP vs XAMPP pros/cons - for running a local testing server? [closed]

What are the major pros/cons that can help in deciding which of the two to choose: WAMP vs XAMPP for running a local testing server for WordPress? p.s: I now see stackoverflow had a discussion about ...
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Is it feasible to build and update a Wordpress website offline?

It appears that Wordpress is designed to have websites constructed and maintained online - in the live website. I see some posts here that indicate some people are doing such development offline - in ...
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WP Multisite development with Mamp Pro and wildcard subdomains, not really working for me

I´m trying to set up a local development environment for me to work on a Wordpress multisite that I´m building. I use Mamp Pro with default ports (Apache: 80, MySQL: 3306), and I also added a new host ...
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Mail isn't sent after local site registration

I installed a new WP site on local machine with wamp server. When a new user registers it gets the "registration successful" message but a mail with the password is never sent. Also checked the junk ...
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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Failed to connect to FTP Server 127.0.0.1/:21

Tried to install a wordpress plugin on my local machine: To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not ...
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FTP credentials on localhost [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins I just started working locally with Wordpress. Trying to update theme/plugins I get asked for my FTP ...
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subdomain mulitsite on localhost in a subfolder

I have a sudomain-based WPMU installation locally with xampp. My vhosts lists domains like follows: 127.0.0.1 mainDomain.com 127.0.0.1 siteA.mainDomain.com 127.0.0.1 siteB.mainDomain.com 127.0.0.1 ...
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Valid Connection Information is Getting Denied

I'm getting prompted to enter my FTP information (in this case, SFTP) for installing plugins/themes in Wordpress. Problem is, I keep getting denied with valid SFTP credentials. I have root access ...
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WordPress Admin Interface not styled properly

The laptop I was working on recently crashed. But, I managed to get everything on it backed up, including my recent WordPress project off of my local server (I use MAMP). I uploaded my SQL database ...
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Have multiple local wordpress installs share a wp-content folder and database

On my local machine, I have multiple wordpress versions installed so I can test the themes and plugins I develop. I was wondering if I could somehow create a central wp-content folder and database, ...
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How to remove “Connection Information” requirement on localhost install of WP on MACOSX

I've just installed XAMPP on Mac OSX and when trying to install a theme or plugin in WP admin, I'm getting this screen. I've never gotten this on my shared hosting account. how to get rid of it on ...
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Wordpress on a local machine redirecting to online url

i've downloaded a wordpress web to my local machine and tried setting it up. the problem: when trying to login, wordpress will always redirect to the online url. the only way i found was changing the ...
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Moved wordpress from localhost to live and wp-admin shows white screen

Hi I developed a website in wordpress on my localhost then moved it to a live server. Everything is working fine except wp-admin. When I go to domain/wp-admin it shows a white screen. Yet when I go to ...
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Custom Permalinks don't work on local LAMP installation

I'm on Ubuntu and using LAMP for local dev. I've several WordPress installations for different project and tried to set custom permalinks on all of them, but only default permalink setting ( ...
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Stats for a wp powered intranet

I'm currently building a simple intranet powered by wordpress. I need to show the stats (most read articles, user logins, etc..) to the administrator, but I can't use google analytics as the install ...
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Windows 7 download WordPress and load into LAMP stack and configure

What's the quickest way to create a Windows instance of an existing WordPress site assuming I've got the backup of the code and DB from the server? I have played around with various LAMP stacks but ...
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I have a desktop and a laptop: What's the best way to move between local installations?

I'm running several Wordpress installs on my desktop machine using XAMPP. I would like to move them to my laptop as well. Can I simply copy the htdocs, mysql and phpMyAdmin directories to the ...
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Can you create a local wordpress network / multisite install on a mac with subdomains?

Is it possible to create a local wordpress network install on a mac (10.6) using mamp with subdomains? I have tried following some instructions I came across while googling, but apache seems to get ...
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synchronize localy hosted wordpress with online one

Here is some discussion but my question is bit different. Is there any way to synchronize all data (including themes, plugins & media) of locally hosted (on xampp) wordpress with online version? ...
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Wordpress on Mac does not load admin page

Homepage loads just fine, but I cannot log into the admin page. Looking in Chrome developer tools I notice that ...
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After migration of an old WP blog on my local web server I obtain white screen, why? is it a wp_options DB table problem? [duplicate]

I am pretty new in WP (I came from Joomla) and I am finding some difficulties in the migration of an old WP website (made inWP 3.5) on my local web server. I have performed the following operation: ...
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Trouble running local WordPress in Google App Engine

Following these instructions. Installed MySQL, Python and Google App Engine PHP SDK on a Windows 8 PC. Perfect! Created an app for WordPress, created database and user on localhost and edited ...
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Set up Network Locally on a Flash Drive

I've previously used WAMP for developing WordPress themes locally using a WordPress Network using sub domains. Having to set it all up again every time I want to develop on a new computer is a pain, ...
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How to set up Wordpress in the intranet?

I have been looking for an answer for long time now and have tried on a few alternatives too, but still I am unable to do it. What? : I want to set up Wordpress on the intranet in my workplace most ...
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wp-admin is redirecting to back to home page (localhost)

I have WordPress installed on my localhost. All worked perfectly till today. But today when I enter http://localhost/wp-admin in the url to access the admin panel, it redirects back to the home page. ...
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Using page-id-{ID} from body_class() in local dev, versus live staging

Not sure this is a question suitable for this forum, but I'll try: I think it is pretty convenient targeting elements in css/jQuery for a specific page by using the page-id-{ID} generated by ...
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Trouble Installing Wordpress Get PHP Not Running Answer

I have seen this topic discussed several places on the internet, both in the Wordpress official forums and on individuals' blogs. Despite having worked through some of the suggestions, I am still ...
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Can I host WP-admin locally for a remote blog?

I'm having an issue where my theme creates a pile of images sizes on uploads (because it's supposed to), and my server periodically gags on the process. It's resulting in a pile of "MySQL server has ...
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Making Wordpress Local Again?

I've been working on a Wordpress site for a while and have gone to make it live this afternoon. After following this tutorial video ...
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Import live site to local setup without access to live site

I am working with a client to update a current wordpress site. I do not have access to the actual Wordpress install because they are behind a VPN that I'm not able to get behind for various reasons. ...
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Image link issues after importing a database backup to my local web server

I am pretty new in WP (I came from Joomla) and I have the following problem trying to import an old WP blog (made using WP 3.5) on my local web server. I have put the old blog foder into my www ...
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How to setup a wordpress backup in localhost?

I have a database backup and entire site folder backup of a wordpress site. I want to setup it in my localhost. These are the steps I followed. Create a database Import the database_backup.sql ...
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local wordpress blog issues

i have recently started a local blog, installed wordpress 3.5 correctly, even posted on it, when i view it on my machine using the IP or localhost, i see the entire pages correctly, but when i view it ...
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check if a file in a plugin folder exists from a locale installation

I need to check if a file exist in my plugin dir: if (fileexists) { ... } else { ... } However, if in place of fileexists I use file_exists(WP_PLUGIN_DIR . "/myplugin/myfile.ext") it returns ...
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wordpress local host web login not working after port configuration

I installed the word press on my vm and configure my port 8000. Now, when I am trying to login into wordpress using http://localhost:8000/wordpress/ on browser , the link is getting changing ...
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$post->id vs $post->ID problem after using Wordpress config bootstrap

I'm developing with Wordpress in a multi environment scenario. I develop on my local machine, test on a server and so on. I was using the "trick" of having a local-config.php file to have different ...
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WordPress Skeleton installation

I'm trying to set up a local WordPress installation using WordPress Skeleton, so that I can eventually use WP Stack. I've created a local folder called vcip.com and the local hosts rules to resolve ...
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Why would this code work locally but break online?

For some strange reason this code works perfect on my local installation of Wordpress yet when I put it live on a web server the code just repeats the same two articles over and over again and doesn't ...
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Can't Install Standard Plugins on a Local MAMP installation

I've tried to install two standard plugsins (wp-touch was one). I have a local installation under OS 10.6 and MAMP which otherwise seems to work fine. I select the zip file but get the error ...
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Why is WordPress' installer “phoning home” during the install script?

I noticed (using Little Snitch) that WordPress' installer calls a distant Web page when installing (api.wordpress.org), why is that?
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Moving Wordpress from live to local server

I have a wordpress install that I have been working on and now I want develop the install on my local server. I have downloaded all of the site files and added it to my local server directory. I also ...
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Can I run multiple blogs from my local machine

OK I head that WP can now host more sites using one installation. I host my blog on my own computer using MAMP and latest WP. But I can't find option to create another blog?
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WAMP Wordpress installation cannot get past step 1, loads indefinitely

I am trying to install Wordpress on WAMP I changed my localhost path to localhost:11245 in the WAMP config file, so when I load my apache admin screen I go to localhost:11245 When I loaded ...
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BrowserSync Proxy breaks Wordpress Audio Shortcode

I'm using the latest version of Wordpress and the latest version of BrowserSync with grunt (grunt-browser-sync) to create a BrowserSync proxy of my local AMPPS server so I can see live updates/changes ...
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Workaround for PHP Limit for image upload: How to use a local installation to get images online?

I have the common problem while uploading images, that I get the fatal out of memory error. Fatal error: Out of memory (allocated 40632320) (tried to allocate 5120 bytes) in ...
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Prevent Version URL Parameter (?ver=X.X.X) on Enqueued Styles & Scripts

Use Case I've been experimenting with Chrome's Dev Tools Workspace features. It includes the ability to edit a file directly in Dev Tools and have the saved stylesheet refresh itself (or even compile ...
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Local copy of site returns 404 for all content outside of core .php templates

It appears that this is a common problem, but I have tried every fix I've seen on this forum and still cannot get the local copy of my WP site working. I can view my homepage at localhost/mysite, and ...
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Only Backend of wordpress is working in the local host version of a live website

I used this tutorial to copy a website to my machine and run it on the localhost. I am on Ubuntu and using xampp. the back end of the website is working fine: localhost/icamge/wp-admin takes me ...
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Error on update translation

I installed a fresh version of WordPress in my current language (pt_BR) on localhost (WAMP). After log in, WordPress told me that exist an translation update. I clicked to update and the following ...