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[resolved] No themes!! (10 posts)

  1. Vuv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I was asked by a local company to set up a blog site for them to host locally. I downloaded and installed the package from http://www.devside.net/ that has PHP, MySQL, Apache, etc. all preconfigured for a Windows system.

    My issue is that when accessing the server from the localhost everything works great. But when I access the server from a remote machine all I get is text, with no sytles or theme data. I also can't reach the login page, telling me it can't connect. I assume this is an Apache issue, but I don't know were to start (yes, I'm a noob. :)

    Any info would be greatly appreciated as I'd like to have this running by the end of the week. Thank you!

    Vuv

  2. tonyrosen
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is it a Win2003 Server?

  3. Vuv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    XP Pro. Why you ask?

    Vuv

  4. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In your WP configuration for Blog and WWW URI, you aren't using "localhost" or anything right? You should be using an IP address or DNS resolved name.

    Regards

  5. Vuv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Cypher.

    I changed "localhost" to the DNS name and then got an error about not being able to connect to the database. Is this an issue with MySQL or is my problem related to something else? I've changed the MySQL login to the root account temporarily...I assume this isn't a good thing to hvae or the long run...

    Vuv

  6. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Check your wp-config.php file and ensure that you have the right mysql hostname in there. It's usually "localhost"..

    You can confirm this by doing "mysql -uroot -p -hlocalhost", enter your password when it prompts you for it and then see if you can find your database by typing "show databases;"

    Regards

  7. Vuv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Okay..

    I've confirmed with mysql using the command above and all is well. I've changed the DB_HOST back to "localhost" and now I'm back to the beginning. I can load index.php just fine (but it's all text, as if I were using the Lynx browser)...but when I try to login I get a message saying "cannot find server or dns error". Firefox says it can't establish a connection (an error code would be helpful at this point). Same problem even when I try it via the local LAN. I'm back to thinking my issue is with Apache...but I'm relatively new at this and don't know enough to know for sure. Thanks

    Vuv

    *****EDIT******
    I just noticed something. When accessing WordPress via the LAN, I can load index.php (text only) but the link to the login page points to "http://localhost/wp-login.php". Why does index.php think that wp-login.php is on the local machine when I do things remotely?

  8. Vuv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Alright...I figured it out - and now my noob colors are really showing. :)

    The issue was that I had failed to enter in the website URL into the WordPress and Blog address fields under General Options. I can log in and load the site with full themes and colors. Thus ends my first 4 hour WordPress crisis :) Cypher, when you mentioned it earlier, I thought you meant the wp-config.php file...thats why entering the DNS name for DB_HOST only created a new problem with MySQL. Thanks for your help and patience.

    Vuv

  9. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Vuv,

    Glad you figured it out. Sorry for not being more specific in my suggestions earlier. But that allowed you to learn more..so that's good ..:)

    Regards

  10. jevrinx
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Vuv I got the same problem, if ur a noob i dont know what i am hehe, can u be more specific about what you did to get the themes loaded. Plz...
    you can email me at arcvines at gmail dot com

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