I am about to do some development to the footy club's web site
(http://newenglandnomads.net, if you fancy a look), so I did the following:-
(1) downloaded the newest version of WP onto my laptop;
(2) backed up the database from the online copy;
(3) installed WP with my club theme;
(4) edited the SQL tables to change all references to http://www.newenglandnomads.net and newenglandnomads.net to localhost/nomads;
(5) imported the SQL tables.
I subsequently had to run the upgrade script as my database was out of date (my active site is not running 2.1.2 yet, it will be part of one upgrade), and play with access to the .htaccess file on my local copy.
So, I can connect to localhost/nomads and see the front of my site, right theme, everything looks lovely. But if I click on any link I get a message that the URL cannot be found on this server.
I've checked that the permalink structure is the same on my online and local copies, but at now at a loss about what to do next.
Any help appreciated.