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  • I installed WordPress on my local machine running MAMP as a web server.
    It seemed to install fine, but when I log onto the site from another computer on my network, I only get a basic page without any design. On my local machine it looks great, but any other machine it’s just the skeleton. What setting am I missing here.

    THanks in advance.


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  • the problem could be on your web server, it’s something about the URL path

    The addresses in your wordpress dashboard most likely contain the word “localhost”. That means you can only access it from that machine. Change the word “localhost” to the internal ip address of the machine it’s on (192.x.x.x) and you can then probably access it from any other machine on the network using that address. You can no longer access it from the machine it’s on though. There is a work-around for that too, if you really need it.

    Since you are getting a WP page but no styling my first guess is that your stylesheet link is wrong, but it is hard to say from such little information. Are you using the default theme or is this something you’ve edited? If the latter, post the link you are using to call the stylesheet. Also, what URLs do you have in Settings->General?

    I changed the URL from “Localhost:8888/….” to the IP of the machine which is running MAMP so “…” I made this change on both the “WordPress address (URL)” and the “Blog Address (URL)” and now I have styling on both the local machine and any other networked machines. Thanks for the tip!

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