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  1. Bammrie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, so I downloaded WordPress for my Mac today. Did all the Wamp stuff and you know that whole circus.

    So now that I can edit and do stuff to my blog, how do I get it out on the internet?

    It's only on my own server for now. Basically how do I attach a URL to my blog?

  2. Bammrie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No help... :(

  3. nencor
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    you need hosting and domain to do that.

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    how do I get it out on the internet?...
    ...Basically how do I attach a URL to my blog

    Here's the short version...

    You need a domain name that resolves to your residential ip address. That can be problematic, because most isp's issue residential ip addresses dynamically, meaning that they change every now and again.

    You can look into DynDns or a similar service (and an updater) to circumvent those issues.

    You need to assign a static internal network address (ie.. 192.168.x.x) within your own home network, to your Mac. You then need to configure your router to port forward (at least) port 80 to that static ip address, so it can receive requests from the WAN.

    You need to install WordPress using the actual domain name you're going to use, rather than using "localhost" in the WordPress addresses in order to make it available to the WAN. ( Because all computers are "localhost", requests for a localhost address from the WAN will always result in an error ).

    You then need to configure the Apache host container (default, or virtual) to resolve your domain name to the directory where WordPress has been installed.

    None of this even begins to touch on the security implications of opening a home computer to the WAN for use as a web server, of course...

    Alternatively, you might look for some inexpensive hosting.

  5. If you want to see your site on the Internet, you will need to move to a hosting account.
    Here are some instructions to get you started
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress
    But basically, you need to get hosting, install wordPress, move all of your files and the database.

  6. Bammrie
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have hosting at 1&1.com I have the domain name ready and everything.

    But you're saying to switch it over I need to undergo all of that?

  7. Red Deer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No, you need to install WordPress at 1&1.com under your domain next.

  8. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, to be fair, you appeared to be asking how to put the site located on your Mac, on the internet.

    It's only on my own server for now. Basically how do I attach a URL to my blog?

    You made no mention of having an account with a hosting service. :)

    But you're saying to switch it over I need to undergo all of that?

    No. Of course not. You simply need to read a little documentation.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page

    http://codex.wordpress.org/New_To_WordPress_-_Where_to_Start

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Famous_5-Minute_Install

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Detailed_Instructions

  9. Moving a WordPress site is a little daunting at first, but you should do it at least once or twice and see how it goes. It's really not that big of a deal, but it is a bit like riding a bike, so you might fall and have bumps along the way.

    Good luck.

  10. Pioneer Valley Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    True, Christine...I was once quite bumpy (were not we all?)...good advise...create test sub domains and host folders.

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