I've installed WordPress on XAMPP on a Windows 7 machine ( on my home network. I can see the XAMPP Welcome page from my other Win7 machine ( but cannot access Wordpress from it? Is anyone able to offer any advice?

  • This seems like an XAMPP issue, not a WordPress issue.
    – mor7ifer
    Feb 12, 2015 at 21:54
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    – Tom J Nowell
    Feb 12, 2015 at 22:37
  • Apologies 1st of all I'll read the help centre. Thanks for the help that is here
    – Mike
    Feb 18, 2015 at 2:21

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It's not clear what "cannot access WordPress from [other Win7 machine on network]" actually means.

I have this same setup and it works fine.

Be sure to check these things:

  1. Do you have Apache and MySQL services running? Check XAMPP Control Panel
  2. Can your other Win7 machine access the folder WP is in? ie.
  3. Can your server machine see the WordPress site? ie. localhost/dir-wp-is-in/ or
  4. Is your WordPress settings set properly? My settings are usually... Settings->General->WP Address = ... and the same for Site Address

I'd have made this a comment, but I don't have enough reputation.


Try to Your Apache is listening on this port, he will know what to do.

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