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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't Install Standard Plugins on a Local MAMP installation

I've tried to install two standard plugsins (wp-touch was one). I have a local installation under OS 10.6 and MAMP which otherwise seems to work fine. I select the zip file but get the error message:...
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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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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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Where is the database setup form for WP install in MAMP?

I'm following the instructions on "Installing WordPress Locally on Your Mac With MAMP" and I'm on step 4. The problem I'm having is in this sentence: "Lastly, we've got to run WordPress' famous 5-...
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Images not displayed when moving site to local

I set up a local environment to customize a friend's WP blog. However almost none of the images are being displayed. The remote site's URL is http://sitename.com and my local virtual host is http://...
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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 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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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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Failed to connect to FTP Server 127.0.0.1/:21

Tried to install a wordpress plugin on my local machine: To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server. Please enter your FTP credentials to proceed. If you do not ...
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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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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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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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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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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? PS: I now see Stack Overflow had a discussion about ...
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Saving Permalinks Results in 403 MAMP (Windows)

I am trying to setup a local environment on my Windows 10 machine (to knock out some overtime) but keep running into a problem. Let me start with my environment workflow on Mac OSX... I have developed ...
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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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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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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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404 error on all pages but homepage

I have a local install of wordpress home page is accessible at http://localhost/activlist Backend is accessible at http://localhost/activlist/wp-admin etc No other front end urls are accessible, ...
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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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synchronize localy hosted wordpress with online one

Here is some discussion but my question is bit different. Is there any way to synchronize all data (including themes, plugins & media) of locally hosted (on xampp) wordpress with online version?
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How to setup a wordpress backup in localhost?

I have a database backup and entire site folder backup of a wordpress site. I want to setup it in my localhost. These are the steps I followed. Create a database Import the database_backup.sql Open ...
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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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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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Redirect loop error on wordpress landing page on localhost

I am trying to run a local version of a live Wordpress site, however, after setting up the local environment and attempting to access: http://localhost/wordpress/ I receive the following error: ...
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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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Trouble Installing Wordpress Get PHP Not Running Answer

I have seen this topic discussed several places on the internet, both in the Wordpress official forums and on individuals' blogs. Despite having worked through some of the suggestions, I am still ...
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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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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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Have multiple local wordpress installs share a wp-content folder and database

On my local machine, I have multiple wordpress versions installed so I can test the themes and plugins I develop. I was wondering if I could somehow create a central wp-content folder and database, ...
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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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Unable to access WordPress server locally running using vagrant

Until recently I have been using Debian on my desktop, however I've decided to migrate to arch. I develop a WordPress website for someone, and I copied the vagrant-local folder containing the vagrant ...
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WordPress keeps asking for connection information in localhost

I tried to find and answer but even though the problem is common I haven't been able to fix it, WP keeps asking me for the FTP info on my local LAMP environment when trying to install, delete or ...
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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 ...