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Blogs not working following installation (9 posts)

  1. victoriamnd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi all,

    My blog isn't working now that I have installed it locally on my computer. I can't add a post unless I log in to WordPress.com. I'm not sure what I've done wrong. I am using a Mac computer, so the installation process was not as straightforward as it could have been. My website is - http://www.vickymcnaught-davis.com.

    Thanks!

    Best,
    Vicky

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The url you posted above is for a wordpress.com site

  3. victoriamnd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Esmi,

    Thanks for getting back to me.

    I began this website using WordPress.com. I've now installed the WordPress.org package on my computer and can now run it from logging in here - http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php?checkemail=confirm. But, I can't get the blog to work.

    Any ideas?

    Best,
    Vicky

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You do realise that your locally hosted copy of WordPress is in no way connected to your wordpress.com site, yes? What happens if you navigate to http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php

  5. victoriamnd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can log in as the admin for the site and install plugins. That's about it really. But the posts are exactly the same though and get updated with the same content? Also when I click on the visit site link in the top left corner of my screen it takes me to vickymcnaught-davis.com, so I assumed that the transfer worked?

  6. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No - you cannot run your wordpress.com site from your locally hosted copy of WordPress.

  7. victoriamnd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a way that I can fix it? (I would prefer to use a locally hosted copy.)

  8. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. You must carry out all of the work for your wordpress.com site on your wordpress.com site. Also these forums are for self-hosted WordPress sites only, so you may want to ask any future questions relating to your .com site on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

  9. victoriamnd
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, will do, thanks for your help Esmi - it's much appreciated.

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