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

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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Set wp-content folder to Dropbox folder

Ideally I would like to do this with both my PC and Mac OSX boxes, but for now I would be thrilled with just the Mac OSX. I am trying to keep my WP Themes & Plugin Local Development synced using ...
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Wordpress Subdomain MultiSite on localhost XAMPP on :8080 with IIS taking port 80

I currently have Windows 7 , 64 bit on which I am running an IIS on localhost:80 and I installed XAMPP on localhost:8080. I have 15 individual wordpress sites but now i need a subdomain multisite ...
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How can I find the cause of theme crashing Apache in Xampplite?

I'm testing a version of my theme in WordPress 3.0 and it crashes Apache each time I try to preview it. Where can I look to trace the cause of the crash? WP_DEBUG is of no use in this case, since it ...
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After finishing building a site on localhost, how do I transfer everything to a client's server?

I have installed XAMPP to build a site on localhost. After I finish, how do I transfer everything efficiently to, say, a client's server?
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article pages not displaying on local instance of wordpress site

I've been given a wordpress site to do some development work on (I didn't do any of the initial development on it). I've installed it locally and am running it with XAMPP on Windows 7. I generated the ...
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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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Connect to remote database using Localhost install

I will be designing and developing a website for a client but want to allow the client to add content while I am working on the design and development of the site so that it is pretty mich done by the ...
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How do you keep your live and and testing server?

I have a live site and a testing server (XAMPP) that I built the site on originally before publishing it. Obviously, there are a number of things you need to do to migrate a site from one place to ...
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the_post_thumbnail scaling not hard cropping

Lately I wanted to upgrade my blog with featured images/post thumbnails. I'm using a custom theme build on the roots theme (this is not a roots theme issue, I believe). The image I upload is 1024x768 ...
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How to prevent a function from running based on host (ie web vs local)?

I am using LiveReload to refresh my browser and compile my SASS. The browser extensions are not working so well for me, so I am adding the script to my footer. I'm trying to think of a way to prevent ...
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Is there ANYTHING about this query that's incompatible with WordPress 2.9.2?

I've been puzzling over this one for two days. Still can't figure it out. I'm testing a theme release in multiple versions of WordPress using xampplite on localhost on a PC. I'm having a problem on ...
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(Beginner) Need help installing Wordpress on my VPS (Virtual Private Server)

Introduction: (I will remove this later of course) Hi. I think it would be smart for me to ask the professionals how I can best install WordPress on my VPS so that I don't run into problems with my ...
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Setting up XAMPP and Sendmail to enable WordPress emails on localhost

I am trying to enable email sending from my localhost installation of WordPress. I need to do so to test out some notification functionality as well as alerts and password resets. I know that you ...
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tmp file is not generated in wordpress

Could not create directory. /opt/lampp/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/upgrade/responsive.tmp error is generated when new theme is being installed in wordpress .I use xampp as local host in ubantu 12.04 . ...
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WAMP to XAMPP WordPress transfer

I want to switch a WordPress site from a wamp localhost to xampp localhost. Using the Tools > Export, I saved the WordPress content to an XML file. I did not create a similar backup of the MySQL ...
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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 ...