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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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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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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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Relative or dynamic site url possible?

I have a local Xampp wordpress installation that I am using as sort of an intranet with some people I work with. I require them to be able to access it on our LAN router -- I found that I needed to ...
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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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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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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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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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WordPress multisite with domain mapping and virtual host on local with fake domain

I have searched all over and have found many tutorials on how to set up a multisite, domain mapping, and even use virtual hosts on my local machine, but I can't seem to find how to do all of those. I ...
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Multisite Create Site not working

I've followed multiple Questions, but can't seem be to be able to find a solution. I'm looking to be able to have a local install multisite, (XAMPP), and succeeded in making multisite available. ...
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Connect to live db whilst working locally

Please excuse my ignorance, as I'm entirely self taught (HTML, CSS, and some JS and PHP) as a hobby, and SSH is all fairly new to me. I originally built a static website for my wife's childminding ...
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Website access with http and https

I have a WordPress website which is hosted on an Apache Xampp Server, Windows 2012 Server R2. I have put SSL on it and I have added https://www.example.com as the siteurl in Settings. I can access ...
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WordPress multisite - Bitnami

I usually install WordPress using the standard WordPress installer. I mainly use multisite. I've just installed xampp by Bitnami and there seems to be a Bitnami WordPress installer they're offering. ...
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Setting up a local copy from a production site

I'm having an issue with a local copy of a live WordPress site. The local site itself http://localhost/mywordpress/ works as I did the following: copy the production WP folder; import the MySQL ...
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can't see aditional themes in control panel

I installed wp 4.2.2 on xampp localhost - multisite, following this article https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/setting-up-xampp/ xampp is surely ok, because it works a year without a problem. The new ...
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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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Wordpress on XAMPP over my home network [closed]

I've installed WordPress on XAMPP on a Windows 7 machine (192.168.3.3) on my home network. I can see the XAMPP Welcome page from my other Win7 machine (192.168.3.2) but cannot access Wordpress from ...
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How to fix Wordpress images not showing up in local hosted XAMPP server?

I have recently been trying to establish a working method of developing Wordpress sites locally by making use of an XAMPP server. The issue is that any images that I attempt to use refuse to show up ...
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Why isn't my imported database showing up? install.php pops up and adds new tables to the database

I imported my live sites sql backup into xampp. I have named the new DB 'wordpress' and configured wp-config with db-name 'wordpress', user 'root', pw ''. Then I went to localhost/wordpress and it ...
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Local install not loading template images but is loading everything else XAMPP

I'm trying to create a local version on XAMPP of my company's WordPress website. All well and good except for the theme images aren't loading. (CMS images are loading) Looking at the image paths, I ...
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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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New created Theme leads to malfunctioning Xampp Apache --> functions.php is cause

what I did: I installed Wordpress on XAMPP Build a correctly working theme for Wordpress Copied this theme to another folder next to the first one in my Wordpress Themes-folder Made some css ...
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404: Object not found

I've been creating a wordpress site on my laptop (ubuntu 14.04) using xampp. The site has previously been working fine on my laptop, with a self signed SSL certificate, however after making a few ...
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WordPress installation didn't install any default data and returned empty rows!

Here is how I stuck on the way of installing a fresh WP in my localhost. I tried installing a fresh copy of WP in my localhost using WAMP server. Everything is fine, like in the First step: I did ...
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I installed Wordpress locally now how do I login?

I downloaded a WordPress website that I am modifying for a friend. He gave me access to cPanel, where I downloaded the SQL and changed it on XAMPP. Now when I open >localhost/wp it opens the ...
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Wordpress compatibilty with new Xampp: PHP 7.0.1 MariaDB

I used to make brand new Wordpress installations on Xampp on Windows 7 as default development environment. Yesterday I decided to try Windows 10, so I made a fresh installation of the OS. Looking for ...
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Server certificate doesn't match server name - file name error

I'm currently running my site with XAMPP. I used to access my site with the file path name localhost/wordpress. This works however it only displays my content with no formatting I've given it. The ...
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Write Error in WordPress

I have a website on localhost. When I open the site, it shows a white screen which says just the following text, "write error." What could be wrong? Please guide. Thanks.
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Failed to connect to PC:21 - WordPress & XAMPP

I've searched the XAMPP and Apache sites and can't seem to find anyway with the same problem that I'm having which includes an answer that'll work for my system. I'm using a Macbook and have ...
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SVG files and wordpress

I have a website and I would like to use SVG files so that certain images are dynamic but when i upload them it displays as an unknown file and when I set them as a featured image for a post the ...
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Check if a database is well installed

I tried to install wordpress under eclipse and xampp under ubuntu. I created the database (user: root, password: empty) by a sql command create database wordpress;, that is it. The wordpress seems to ...
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Local links becomes https without any edit only on chrome [duplicate]

All local links for images and css, JavaScript files becomes HTTPS in google chrome browser and I didn't modify or add anything new to the theme
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Unable to include a file in child theme

I am using the following code in functions.php of the child theme to include a file require_once(get_stylesheet_directory_uri().'/functions/taxonomy-images.php'); But i get these warnings and fatal ...
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Why when accessing some wordpress pages on my localhost setup do i get the localhost default page?

why is that when accessing some pages(like [wp_login_form]) i get the default page for my localhost setup? im running latest wordpress(default, no plugins mods etc) on latest xampp setup.
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Plugin not working locally, but works on server

This is a hail Mary throw, but I appreciate any ideas that could point me in the right direction. I had a "plugin" created for my wordpress site. I have a live site that is on a server and one that ...
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Force relative path in media library for LAN deployment

I have created a Xampp powered local wordpress install. This will be used at my work as a sort of "intranet" using LAN - I have no intentions of deploying it on a server, as it is not required by what ...
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xammp server permalink by postname not working

I am able to access main page on localhost but not able to access page that I have added it display 404 error. my question is same as : ...
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Wordpress offline

I am new to web development and wordpress and have a question for when i have wordpress installed on a local server and am working offline. I am trying to build a non-blog website but also want to ...
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Get XAMPP to divert to my site automatically

When I enter my domain name into the web browser, eg. www.mysite.com, xampp automatically diverts to www.mysite.com/xampp How can I change it to go directly to my site folder eg. ...
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Install Wordpress on my VPS (Virtual Private Server)

Initial Research I have done: I know I need to have a database running with a section for WordPress. I found something called WebPI that I believe will make installation relatively simple, but I'm ...
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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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Why is 'register_activation_hook' undefined?

I am just getting reaquainted with writing plugins, after writing a whole two about three years ago. Following some example code I found: if(!class_exists('QuizMaster_Plugin_Template')) { class ...
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WordPress site does not display content

I migrated a live site to my system and ran it via xampp. I am unable to see the contents of the page ( I can see the page loads fine but no text is displayed and site keeps connecting to the live ...