I just started trying Bitnami WordPress but don't know how to copy my live website to localhost.

I have downloaded files from my website from sFTP server and also downloaded database file from wpengine. Thank you.

If it's not possible, can someone please recommend me the best localhost environment which doesn't give trouble? I was using MAMP and XAMPP but there's always some problem with the apache server or disabled or stopped PHPMyAdmin.

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It is the same procedure as going from local to live website.

Supposing that you are using a Windows Machine, when downloading a Bitnami Wordpress Installer, it creates a folder in C directory and than you can overwrite all the files with the downloaded ones execpt wp-config.php, After the phpMyAdmin installation where you must import the downloaded database and change the address URL of the website to the local one.

First step: Delete the generated database from the Bitnami Wordpress Installer

Second step: Import the downloaded database from wpengine.

Third step:Login to your MySQL manager (likely phpMyAdmin) and edit the entries for

  • WordPress Address (URL)
  • Site Address (URL)

Under the wp_options table.

http://example.com  **to:** 
http://localhost/wordpress/:81 (The port number is optional)

Giving a personal recommendation regarding a local environment I would suggest working on a Linux virtual machine.

Try installing an Ubuntu OS and a LAMP stack on it.

For reference:

Installing LAMP Stack https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-linux-apache-mysql-php-lamp-stack-on-ubuntu-16-04

Installing Wordpress https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-wordpress-with-lamp-on-ubuntu-16-04


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