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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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Jetpack Running Locally [closed]

Wondered if anyone knew an easy way around this. The code behind my local dev version of a WordPress instance and the live version are in sync (as they should be). Problem is this means the "Jetpack" ...
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How to update Wordpress installed on IIS?

I have WordPress installs in my IIS localhost server on Win7 desktop done manually and with WebPI install.Both installs are under IIS default website. Either asks for FTP credentials when I try to ...
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An unexpected error occurred. Something may be wrong with WordPress.org or this server’s configuration

I'm running WordPress on a localhost WAMP server and whenever I go to "Plugins" or "Dashboard > Updates" or even to "Dashboard" nothing loads (no WordPress news, no updates, and I'm not able to search ...
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How to deal with Wordpress on localhost

I'm running a WP site on my laptop using localhost, and I often need my coworkers to see it. If they enter my home's IP, they were able to access the site, but all the URL's in WP that used site_url() ...
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How to run Jetpack from localhost? [closed]

I just installed the jetpack plugin on my localhost version of WordPress 4.2.2 however after activating it—when I click on 'Connect to Wordpress.com', I get the following error: Your website needs ...
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Loading media on local WordPress using remote database

For my theme development purposes I have a local WordPress installation that I run from a VM, accessed via, let's say, http://local.app. I also have a remote version of the site on a staging server, ...
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How to set up wordpress domain mapping on MAMP Pro

I am trying to set up a wordpress multisite with MAMP Pro that will allow me to have two different domains (one domain for each language): dev.domainenglish.com dev.domainfrench.com I have already ...
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Wordpress Subdomain MultiSite on localhost XAMPP on :8080 with IIS taking port 80

I currently have Windows 7 , 64 bit on which I am running an IIS on localhost:80 and I installed XAMPP on localhost:8080. I have 15 individual wordpress sites but now i need a subdomain multisite ...
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Relative or dynamic site url possible?

I have a local Xampp wordpress installation that I am using as sort of an intranet with some people I work with. I require them to be able to access it on our LAN router -- I found that I needed to ...
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Functions.php code that only runs on localhost?

I would like to run an add_action in functions.php only if the theme is being loaded from my localhost development site. How would I get this to run only on localhost? function livereload(){ ?> ...
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HTTP request on localhost failing

I have a Wordpress instance on my development box with the WP REST API plugin installed. I am attempting to create my own plugin to use wp_remote_get() to communicate with my own custom PHP ...
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Is it feasible to build and update a Wordpress website offline?

It appears that Wordpress is designed to have websites constructed and maintained online - in the live website. I see some posts here that indicate some people are doing such development offline - in ...
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Where are plugins located

I typically download and install plugins via FTP, but I have installed a few from the web interface. I am trying to move WP from remote to local and I am getting a blank wp-admin screen. I think its ...
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Best way to move live site local

I'm trying to move a big site that's currently live onto my local machine so I can edit locally. I'm using Wamp Server. I've tried using the Duplicator plugin but I'm getting several warnings and ...
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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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Connect to live db whilst working locally

Please excuse my ignorance, as I'm entirely self taught (HTML, CSS, and some JS and PHP) as a hobby, and SSH is all fairly new to me. I originally built a static website for my wife's childminding ...
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Connect to remote database using Localhost install

I will be designing and developing a website for a client but want to allow the client to add content while I am working on the design and development of the site so that it is pretty mich done by the ...
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How to make other computer in local network see my theme

I have made WordPress Theme and have 2 themes in WordPress.org repository. So, I do not hard code my themes and pretty well how to use WordPress Theme goes to online. I use WAMP server with 127.0.0.1 ...
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unable to upload image locally

I followed this tutorial on setting up a local web development setup without mamp. Now my problem is when I go to upload a image in WordPress I get the following error: “Screen Shot 2013-01-05 at ...
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How to transfer /wordpress folder from one PC to another

I am currently developing my own website, and I am hosting it locally using WAMP. I thought that if I want to copy the website on some other PC I just have to copy the /wordpress folder to the /www ...
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wp_mail() is not working in localhost

I'm trying to test wp_mail() in my local. When I var dump wp_mail,I get Boolean false.This is my code $to = "abcd@gmail.com"; $subject = 'my subject'; $message = 'I would like to work ...
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How to do a MySQL dump from production site without using a search and replace script for local development?

I performed a MySQL dump of my WordPress production database to be imported into my local development environment. I plan on frequently performing this database dump and import. Is it possible for me ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Wordpress on localhost still points to the live site

I have tried copying my wordpress site to my PC for editing offline using WAMP. I followed the following tutorial word for word. How to create a local copy of a wordpress site I have placed my files ...
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WordPress Admin Interface not styled properly

The laptop I was working on recently crashed. But, I managed to get everything on it backed up, including my recent WordPress project off of my local server (I use MAMP). I uploaded my SQL database ...
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Copying theme from Localhost to Live does not copy all theme settings with it?

This has happened on a number of occasions now where I move my site from Localhost to Live environment and the theme settings such as the logo, and other settings are not copied with it, so I am ...
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Wordpress Multisite local: wp-login.php refreshes on login Chrome Browser

I just set up Wordpress Multisite on my local machine following this tutorial. When I try to login to the admin using Google Chrome, the page just refreshes. I've tried Firefox, and I'm able to login ...
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Best Practice for Syncing Local Development With Staging Development [closed]

My team and I focus on custom functionality locally using MAMP on a few Wordpress projects while our graphics guy who works on the styling, typography and layout settings works on the staging ...
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Can't see login page after migration

I already have an existing website on live server. I want to setup on local machine. Following Steps has been taken: Download whole website Place whole code under htdocs/mywp Change the database ...
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Error migrating from live website to localhost

I'm trying to move a Wordpress installation in a web hosting to a localhost installation for development. I followed this tutorial (Section Manually Move a Live WordPress Site to Local Server, for now ...
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Why is 'admin' missing from my admin links?

I cloned a wordpress site to my local machine. Then I ran PHP's built in web server in the root of the WordPress site, via 'php -S localhost:3000'. I added my db credentials in wp-config.php. Then I ...
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Turning on the 404 page on localhost

I'm using my localhost (XAMPP client) to test my WordPress website and everything works fine, till it comes to verifying how does my 404.php template looks like. I can't preview any changes, because ...
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Permalink /%category%/%postname%/ returns 404 on OSX

I'm on OSX 10.8.4 with a pretty standard installation of Wordpress 3.6.1 under the local OSX Apache/MySQL. If my permalinks are set to /%category%/%postname%/ I get a 404... This is working on the ...
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403 Forbidden with gutenberg

I have installed Gutenberg on a simple, local WP site. I have installed and activated the plugin but whenever I try to make a change to a post, I get the updating failed warning. Checking in the dev ...
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Local version of a Wordpress site - SSL/HTTPS enforced?

I am trying to setup a local version of a website that is live, I have downloaded the files and database and believe it is all ready and sorted, but I am having an issue whereby the site is trying to ...
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Wordpress custom permalinks not working on OS X localhost

When changing premalinks, none of the pages and links are not working except home page :( Result are shown below. Thanks in advance.
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Maintenance holding page while migrating website

I was hoping someone might be able to help me with the right procedure for establishing a holding page while migrating a local WP site to an already live server. I know there are lots of maintenance ...
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Why do I get a WAMP homepage when clicking on specific website's URL on LocalHost?

Using WAMPSERVER for windows 7, smartgit and Safe Search Replace I have pulled a wordpress code from my git, downloaded a database and inserted into my localhost's phpmyadmin. My home page works but ...
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Moved wordpress from localhost to live and wp-admin shows white screen

Hi I developed a website in wordpress on my localhost then moved it to a live server. Everything is working fine except wp-admin. When I go to domain/wp-admin it shows a white screen. Yet when I go to ...
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Localhost wordpress site redirects to public site

On my Mac, I modified the VirtualHost: <VirtualHost *:80> DocumentRoot "/Users/me/Documents/github/gps_cms" ServerName gps_cms </VirtualHost> That is so I can type gps_cms in URL and ...
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Hosting a seperate wordpress project on localhost

I currently have a Wordpress project that I've set up to run on localhost in /var/www/html. I'm using a LAMP stack. I want to start another wordpress project, and I've been reading a little bit ...
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hosting a wordpress site locally to my team

I am trying to host a wordpress blog to my team in my company (max 30 people). I would add/edit my content in admin mode and the team who are in same network are supposed to see the content whenever ...
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Wordpress not working on localhost

I downloaded a website from live to local. I want to run it. But when I open it on localhost, it redirects me to live url. I have made changed to DATABASE wp_options table and replaced live URL with ...
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localhost on iPhone not loading images

I have created a localhost version of my wordpress site on my mac. I now want to test it on various devices over my WLAN network. So, as per other posts on here, I changed this in my wp-config.php ...
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Import live site to local setup without access to live site

I am working with a client to update a current wordpress site. I do not have access to the actual Wordpress install because they are behind a VPN that I'm not able to get behind for various reasons. ...
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“The package could not be installed” when updating plugins, themes, and core files on WampServer

Whenever I update anything on my local WordPress development site, whether it be plugins, themes, or the WP 3.7.1 update, I get this error message: Unpacking the update… The package could not ...
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WAMP to XAMPP WordPress transfer

I want to switch a WordPress site from a wamp localhost to xampp localhost. Using the Tools > Export, I saved the WordPress content to an XML file. I did not create a similar backup of the MySQL ...
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website is still in localhost

I upload my website to the server and I changed the website url and home from localhost to mysite url. But it still is in localhost if I turned off wampserver it won't show the website. Just show me ...
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How to work locally on a copy of my wordpress?

I would like to redesign my wordpress site. I thought I do that first locally to get a feeling for it. So I compressed my live wordpress directory and transfered it locally. And took a backup of the ...