On my Mac, I modified the VirtualHost:

<VirtualHost *:80>
  DocumentRoot "/Users/me/Documents/github/gps_cms"
 ServerName gps_cms

That is so I can type gps_cms in URL and invoke the web page on localhost.

However, when I type in:


It redirects to my main site:


And the content on page is this:

No Update Required

Your WordPress database is already up-to-date!

  • Have you checked your host file on the computer? – Jeremy Jared Jul 19 '12 at 19:38

WordPress will try to redirect you to the canonical URL for the site, as set in the database during the initial install. But you can override it in the wp-config.php file by setting the WP_HOME constant:


If WP is installed in a subdirectory, you might also need to set WP_SITEURL.

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