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WP-ADMIN on localhost Wampserver redirects to install.php on existing site

I am cloning/migrating my website (erichepperle.com) to localhost. I have done it many times before using Duplicator, but as a web developer I want to understand the process of manually migrating my ...
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New installation fatal error in 5.9.3 at edit or create entry

I just make a new download and installation of Wordpress. So far so good until I edit or create a new entry. Remove it works. Notice: Undefined property: WP_REST_Terms_Controller::$sql_clauses in /wp-...
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FTP Connection Information after Installation in Cygwin

Under Windows 10 Pro 21H2, Cygwin 3.3.4, Wordpress 5.9.3, PHP 7.3.7, HTTPD 2.4.39, MariaDB 10.1.48, OpenSSH for Windows 8.1p1, after installing Wordpress and accessing the Dashboard, while trying to ...
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Locally restoring a ManageWP full site backup

I am trying to restore a full backup created by ManageWP on my local PC to use the local version for testing. I went through different guides, but I could only get the website into a half-working ...
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Outgoing new connection to linked Websites - why?

I host a Wordpress site and wanted to fine-tune my firewall. Therefore I blocked all outgoing NEW connections, except to the wordpress servers for updates. This works fine - but I noticed, as soon as ...
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No styling on fresh wordpress installation

I want to setup a wordpress page on a raspberry pie in my home (running Arch Linux ARM, nginx for routing). The installation seems to have worked and I can access the wordpress app from my laptop, ...
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Class 'Jetpack_Options' not found, composer dump-autoload not helping

I am cloning a friends WP installation using mysqldump, rsync and docker to fetch all files and data. When running the site, I get the following error: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class '...
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Is a local multisite installation equivalent to multiple VirtualHosts?

Will a local multisite installation achieve the same thing as setting up multiple separate VirtualHosts in httpd-vhosts.conf, even if the sites will not be multisite in the production environment?
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Migrating WordPress + WooCommerce from server to Local

I've been trying fora few day to migrate a WordPress/WooCommerce website from a server (OVH) to local. I've downloaded the latest version of my database from OVH and all the FTP through FileZilla. I'm ...
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Yes you CAN redirect urls to local folders in Windows 10

I have setup MAMP on Windows 10 successfully. I want to work on WordPress sites locally and commit changes to the live site via Git. (Update: I've answered my own question below.) I get that a common ...
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Error regarding invalid file permissions for upgrading WordPress version

I recently installed wordpress and am working with it locally. The WordPress folder is at the following path: usr/share/wordpress But the version of WordPress is WordPress 4.9.5 and I want to update ...
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How best to keep my localhost on Http while my Remote production is on Https

I am using a plugin **Really Simple SSL** that configured to use SSL. And I use WP Migrate Pro to move my DB from local to remote. But I usually run into the problem of pulling the DB from productions ...
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WordPress fails to install with "Can't Select Database" Error (WAMPServer)

UPDATE: 2020-07-12 I tried installing on Windows 10 64-bit and it failed to install WordPress with the same database error as on Windows 7. That tells me that either there is a bug in WAMPServer 3.2.0 ...
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Wordpress Multi-Site on Ubuntu 18.04 LAMP Keeps Re-Directing

After a few weeks of head banging... I am very near to completing a local development environment for my WP Multi-Site Installation. The final problem that I have (wishful thinking), is that the ...
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Wordpress Local Install Theme Folder Permission To Edit

I have installed WordPress on a local LAMP installation. All I want is to edit the theme files locally on an editor like VS Code where I can open the theme folder and start editing on the go. But I ...
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How to first edit in local Wordpress editor on page and the add code?

I started a local WordPress site using DesktopServer. (Atom for coding). And I want to start creating the new website by first creating a "page" in local WordPress and creating a basic layout, and ...
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Wordpress on localhost working, when sharing IP to connect receive err_connection_refused on .js and .css files

What I have: as title suggests I set up a WordPress installation on my local machine and can run it and visit it (Mac + MAMP) over localhost:8888/myBlog. It works fine. By sharing my IP I am able to ...
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Accessing private posts through REST API, same code that works in remote doesn't in local

I am capable of fetching private posts through the wp rest api by calling mydomain/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?status=private&slug=whatever I am authenticating well and receiving a valid token, no ...
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wp-cli core install --skip-email and --skip-config flags not working on MAMP unknown parameter

This command wp core multisite-install --url="dev3.XXXXXXX.wp" --title="XXXX" --admin_user="XXXXXadmin" --admin_password="XXXXX123" --admin_email="XXXX@XXXX.com" --skip-email --skip-config Creates ...
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wp-cli core install unknown: fatal: file /etc/postfix/main.cf: parameter mail_owner: user postfix has same user ID as _postfix

I'm trying to setup two wordpress virtual hosts on my macbook using a shell script composer and wp-cli. The first virtual host has been working perfectly. When I run the script for the 2nd virtual ...
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Using the Parcel build tool with Wordpress

I've been looking into build tools lately, specifically stuff that allows PostCSS, and would therefore enable to create a build process that among other things would automatically autoprefix, minify ...
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Template files not working with child theme [duplicate]

This is the second week in a row that I'm having trouble trying to get a child theme working with Wordpress, despite having studied the Codex entry extensively and following it word for word. I'm ...
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How to create a child theme without losing changes made to parent

I'm trying to create a child theme of my current theme while maintaining the changes that I've made to the parent theme using its own options in the Appearance -> Customise panel. However, as has ...
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Error establishing a database connection with XAMPP

I'm just getting started with Wordpress, and currently using an XAMPP server to try and get a local installation working. The localhost environment is working fine, and I've successfully followed the ...
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Working on live sites locally

I'm usually able to set this up very easily. In my local wp-config.php file I just add the following lines: define('WP_HOME','http://example.local'); define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.local'); ...
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Windows Setup: Error establishing a database connection

I have MySQL 8.0.12, PHP v7.3.2 64Bit and Apache 2.4.38 64Bit installed. In theory I have everything that is needed to run WordPress locally. Through MySQL Workbench, I have tried the Host, Port, ...
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WordPress asks to install, but is already installed?

I know this has been resolved many times including here, but I can't figure this out in my case. I've been using XAMPP for Mac on Mojave and recently, I updated it to the latest version of - 7.3.1. ...
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Swap themes locally

I have a problem where my 'add new plugin' button doesn't work and it also doesn't appear on the normal menu. I searched online and the solution that is being suggested is swap theme to check if the ...
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How do i define the location of a git push to WP Engine

Ive been using Gits version control system for local theme development on a Wordpress site. I decided to take advantage of WPEngine's git capabilities which has caused more frustration than not. I ...
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Wordpress loading very slow on MAMP Pro [closed]

I've just installed MAMP and MAMP Pro on my Mac system and my Wordpress install is running extremely slow on MAMP Pro (much slower than it would on a remote server). The actual content of the site ...
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modifying htaccess for localhost with a custom port

I have a live instance of wordpress which I'm attempting to spin up on my local machine using xampp. A brief summary of steps to where I'm currently at: configured xampp to use a custom port (8012) ...
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How to deactivate/remove https on localhost project from online

I'm working on a messy customer project. To debug it, I would like to work on it on localhost. I'm using Wampserver. This is what I did : 1 - I made a virtualhost httpd-vhosts.conf <...
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How to Move a production WordPress site to local environment [closed]

I need to know which tool that will make an exact duplicate of databases, plugins and everything to my local. free or paying. Thanks in advance.
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the display of word press theme in preview mode

I want to create a showcase website for company using WordPress and to show the result in local server (using WampServer) , so I meet the problem when navigating Appearance-> Customize the front page ...
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WP 5-minute Install Error: "Waiting on Localhost..." ---why does this happen?

I installed WordPress on localhost using MAMP many times without a problem. Today WordPress froze halfway through a fresh local install and I don't know why. Thinking something was out of a date, I ...
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Wordpress theme works on linux servers but white screen after move to Xampp

I have a client who needed me to set up a test environment locally to test patches for his site before I moved them to production. I created a new WordPress install on XAMPP (windows machine) and ...
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Where to store the images of a custom WordPress theme?

I am creating a custom theme. If I add a picture to the footer for example and the picture is in the folder of the theme, the picture does not display. If I put it in the main wordpress folder it ...
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Why is WordPress redirecting from http to https on a local environment?

I recently set up a live WordPress site on my local environment through Duplicator. I can access the wp-admin but I cannot access the main site as wp redirects the site from http to https ...
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How to properly setup MAMP and XIP

I have a local WordPress install running through MAMP. It's local domain is example.dev I also have the install working with xip.io. It's at example.dev.0.0.0.0.xip.io (0's being my ip address). ...
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How do I quickly move between 2 local installations and keep them in sync?

I'm a designer working on my first CMS website. I like to develop on my netbook at the coffee shop, but recently I've been starting to get into graphics heavy content stuff that would be easier to ...
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How do I access a remote database with a local MAMP development install?

Okay so I have a wordpress website that I've been developing locally on my netbook. I want to be able to develop it both on my netbook and on my desktop so in order to ease the process and not have to ...
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Local installation is broken

Yesterday I asked here how can I upload the whole installation to a server and I changed "localhost" to "website.com" locally and after that I changed it back to "localhost" but now I try to see a ...
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Staging sites era: does it still makes sense to develop locally?

I have started years ago developing locally on my PC Wordpress sites using WAMP & XAMP, as this provided multiple benefits, however now that staging sites are being offered by hosting providers, I ...
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WordPress Multisite with VVV

In the command line, I used vv create to make a new WordPress multisite, selecting "y" on the multisite option during setup. Once the process finished, the site was created, but was the network had ...
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Cloned site not connecting to database - MAMP

First off, I'm a WordPress noob, so I apologize if there is an easy solution. I'm trying to get a live website working on my local MAMP environment. I've successfully cloned the git repo into the ...
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Installation problem with wordpress xampp

I have installed wordpress in my xampp server. everything looks great. I am using proxy so i have added below snippet in wp_config.php to use proxies. /* Configure proxy Server */ define('...
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How to copy Wordpress live website to Bitnami stack localhost?

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 ...
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Switching from editing on directly on remote server to PHPstorm local development?

I was recently told that my workflow would be improved if I switched from using emacs to edit the files on a staging server directly to using PHPstorm to make changes to my website. I am fairly lost ...
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Installation Issue WordPress locally - The file ‘wp-config.php’ already exists

I have the issue with installation WordPress locally on my computer, XAMPP environment. In PHPMyAdmin I created an empty database, later I will import database that I downloaded from the live server,...
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Installing Theme from uploaded file. Not uploaded theme?

I'm totally new to WordPress, and I'm trying to upload theme from Upload Theme in themes section. While uploading theme it is asking for "FTP server access credentials", but I'm working on localhost ...
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