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XAMPP is an Apache web server distribution containing MySQL, PHP and Perl.

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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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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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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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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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the_post_thumbnail scaling not hard cropping

Lately I wanted to upgrade my blog with featured images/post thumbnails. I'm using a custom theme build on the roots theme (this is not a roots theme issue, I believe). The image I upload is 1024x768 ...
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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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PHP function showing wrong time in WordPress

My local WordPress installation on XAMPP seems to have a wrong time setting. When I do date( 'Y-m-d H:i:s' ); I get 2017-02-21 10:46:43 as result. However my PCs time really is 2017-02-21 11:46:43, ...
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WordPress multisite with domain mapping and virtual host on local with fake domain

I have searched all over and have found many tutorials on how to set up a multisite, domain mapping, and even use virtual hosts on my local machine, but I can't seem to find how to do all of those. I ...
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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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“Could not open input file” error even when WP-CLI is in the path

I'm developing Wordpress locally with XAMPP, and currently trying to install the WP-CLI tools as described here using Cygwin. I renamed wp-cli.phar to wp, made it executable and moved it to the ...
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Set wp-content folder to Dropbox folder

Ideally I would like to do this with both my PC and Mac OSX boxes, but for now I would be thrilled with just the Mac OSX. I am trying to keep my WP Themes & Plugin Local Development synced using ...
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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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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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Why can't I swap a DB in a WP install? [closed]

Something I'm confused about, trying to change the database in an existing WP install, for example: I have a local WP site (in XAMPP) working fine off a DB called database-A, however if I change, in ...
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Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly. XAMPP local conf running WordPress

I have a xampp configurated locally to run wordpress. I must have done something wrong when fixing some issues 'cuz at the end, I got stuck with the following log from mysql database. 2015-11-10 15:...
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Trying to run WordPress on localhost?

I have installed XAMPP server and bitnami WordPress on my Ubuntu machine. I want to run a WordPress on my localhost but the following error occurs: Object not found! The requested URL was not ...
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How can I find the cause of theme crashing Apache in Xampplite?

I'm testing a version of my theme in WordPress 3.0 and it crashes Apache each time I try to preview it. Where can I look to trace the cause of the crash? WP_DEBUG is of no use in this case, since it ...
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WP Asking for FTP Credentials with XAMPP Localhost

Total newbie here. I'm a pretty good user of applications, but have never written a single line of code. Installed XAMPP and WP, purchased a template from Envato and plan on working on it over the ...
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“Class 'Phar' not found” error setting up WP-CLI with Cygwin

I'm trying to install the WP-CLI tools as described here using Cygwin, which the guide claims is supported. When doing: cd /XAMPP/htdocs curl -O https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wp-cli/builds/gh-...
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How do I make my particular WordPress public?

I have XAMPP running Apache and MySQL and I have installed WordPress already. I bought a domain and have made sure that the nameservers can point to my particular IP (which is static) and I've opened ...
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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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After finishing building a site on localhost, how do I transfer everything to a client's server?

I have installed XAMPP to build a site on localhost. After I finish, how do I transfer everything efficiently to, say, a client's server?
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article pages not displaying on local instance of wordpress site

I've been given a wordpress site to do some development work on (I didn't do any of the initial development on it). I've installed it locally and am running it with XAMPP on Windows 7. I generated the ...
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I have a desktop and a laptop: What's the best way to move between local installations?

I'm running several Wordpress installs on my desktop machine using XAMPP. I would like to move them to my laptop as well. Can I simply copy the htdocs, mysql and phpMyAdmin directories to the laptop,...
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Is XAMPP faster than running LAMP in WSL on Windows 10? [closed]

I've been using Local by Flywheel for my local dev environment but recently it started acting weird so I decided, that since I'd finally learned a decent amount of CLI, maybe I should try just using ...
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Multisite on localhost using xampp

I'm having some trouble getting Multisite to work on my localhost using xampp. I have the main site in a subfolder so the path would be http://localhost/my_site/. I'm getting two different errors, ...
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AMP Sitemap Error in Google Search Console

After I upload the sitemap to Google Search Console, it shows there is an error about AMP, but I don't know how to fix it. Anyone can advise me on how to fix the problem? Thank you so much!
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Error: MySQL shutdown unexpectedly [closed]

i see this error in my xampp/mysql/logs. what shoud i do? 2019-09-18 16:06:13 0 [Note] InnoDB: Completed initialization of buffer pool 2019-09-18 16:06:13 0 [ERROR] InnoDB: Cannot create log files ...
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Setting Up Wordpress on Local Server, not showing full site when I test on remote server (Intranet)

I am setting up an intranet that runs off of Wordpress through XAMPP. It's been set up on the local server which is port 80. Wordpress was also set up with the local server as the database. I edited ...
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Background image resets after time (XAMPP)

So, i am hosting my own website with xampp and i installed wordpress and i had Bento Version: 1.6.5 as the theme. Now, my background seems to be broken and it seems to remove its image from the ...
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Unable to log in to localhost wp-admin page on XAMPP server

I am a newbie who recently start working on XAMPP and I am unable to access wp-admin on XAMPP server localhost. While installing WordPress, it asked me for user name and password too but when I am ...
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Can only access homepage and admin panel

I am really struggling to move Wordpress from an external host to my localhost (xampp). After two days trying to do this I am now at the stage where I can access the homepage and admin panel, but ...
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Multisite Create Site not working

I've followed multiple Questions, but can't seem be to be able to find a solution. I'm looking to be able to have a local install multisite, (XAMPP), and succeeded in making multisite available. ...
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Website access with http and https

I have a WordPress website which is hosted on an Apache Xampp Server, Windows 2012 Server R2. I have put SSL on it and I have added https://www.example.com as the siteurl in Settings. I can access ...
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WordPress multisite - Bitnami

I usually install WordPress using the standard WordPress installer. I mainly use multisite. I've just installed xampp by Bitnami and there seems to be a Bitnami WordPress installer they're offering. ...
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Why wordpress kicks me back to the dashboard of xampp? [closed]

Somehow when I was working with my local dev environment, I have made some mistakes in some php files which I could not figure it out. So, I have decided to copy the files from the public_html and ...
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Issues copying site into local machine

I am working on a Wordpress site that is stored on a goDaddy server. I want to migrate a copy (backup) of the site on my local machine so that I could edit the php files without changing with the ...
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Setting up a local copy from a production site

I'm having an issue with a local copy of a live WordPress site. The local site itself http://localhost/mywordpress/ works as I did the following: copy the production WP folder; import the MySQL ...
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Why isn't my imported database showing up? install.php pops up and adds new tables to the database

I imported my live sites sql backup into xampp. I have named the new DB 'wordpress' and configured wp-config with db-name 'wordpress', user 'root', pw ''. Then I went to localhost/wordpress and it ...
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Localhost WordPress not recognizing my online WordPress account

I just downloaded and installed XAMPP and WordPress to be able to create and edit my websites in my local machine, but I have a problem. In the WordPress installation process I was requested to create ...
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Installing WordPress Theme Unit Data

I'm following the "Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores (2016)" tutorial on Lynda.com and at around 00:35 he suggests downloading the Theme Unit Test Data from WordPress. I've downloaded the ...
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can't see aditional themes in control panel

I installed wp 4.2.2 on xampp localhost - multisite, following this article https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/setting-up-xampp/ xampp is surely ok, because it works a year without a problem. The new ...
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How do you keep your live and and testing server?

I have a live site and a testing server (XAMPP) that I built the site on originally before publishing it. Obviously, there are a number of things you need to do to migrate a site from one place to ...
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How do I set up XAMPP to allow me to download plugins and themes?

It's been a very long time since I used Wordpress and I am getting back into it. I have installed XAMPP on my Mac (10.14.2) and have successfully installed Wordpress 5.1.1. However, I cannot figure ...
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Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function get_header() [closed]

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function get_header() in C:\xampp\htdocs\allegiant\index.php:1 Stack trace: #0 {main} thrown in C:\xampp\htdocs\allegiant\index.php on line 1 I ...
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change wordpress upload url to subdomain on xampp local

Firstly, I am sorry for bad English Language I want to make a site using wp on local with xampp 3.2.2 (win10) To avoid future problems (e.g changing domain after moving to live or changing media ...
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localhost Wordpress site just downloads php file but won't serve the site itself

I installed xampp and even downloaded a fresh wordpress from official site. It is running fine. But when i try to load my existing live site in localhost, it just downloads the php file but won't ...
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Why don't WP themes download completely on my localhost (XAMMP)?

When I active a WP theme, it does not completely download. The theme is not reproduced exactly (no graphics, no background, etc.). I was expecting a WYSIWYG. The widgets,etc. appear as random ...
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Absolute Hyperlinks in Wordpress Website Will Not Work In the Local Server

3/26: I created the Wordpress website on a live server. I downloaded a copy to my XAMPP server. I exported the database and created a local one. I modified the wp-config.php file to connect to it. ...
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I installed Wordpress locally now how do I login?

I downloaded a WordPress website that I am modifying for a friend. He gave me access to cPanel, where I downloaded the SQL and changed it on XAMPP. Now when I open >localhost/wp it opens the ...