Installing WP locally - I am in trouble!! (5 posts)

  1. fabthi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi everybody
    I am trying to install locally WP on my Mac (MacOs 10.6.6).
    Everything is ok till I come to step #4 of WP support guide where it says "Lastly, we've got to run WordPress' famous 5-minute install. Visit your local site (localhost:port or localhost:port/wordpress), and enter the following information into the database setup form...."
    I really don't understand what I am supposed to do to "..visit your local site (localhost:port or localhost:port/wordpress)"

  2. Alice Jennifer
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. Doodlebee
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Open your browser window, and in the address bar, type in either "localhost:port" ("port" being the port number - usually it's 8888 but you have to look in your httpd.conf file in Apache to be sure) or "localhost:port/wordpress" ("wordpress" being the directory in your localhost documents section where you've placed your wordpress files)

    If your'e on Mac, you're probably using MAMP. Asking MAMP/reading the documentation will give you a better handle on things.

  4. fabthi
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Doodlebee, I sorted it out!
    I take a chance to ask you one more thing, oops two more things:
    -how do I preview the WordPress site/blog on which I work around on my Mac installed WP?
    -how do I upload the site/blog from my Mac WP to the hosting where it is supposed to be placed?

  5. fonglh
    Posted 5 years ago #

    To view the site, open your browser, and type localhost:port in the address bar. If your web server is using the default port, you can just type in localhost.

    You'll have to install WordPress on the hosting server too. Then upload your wp-content folder to the webhost. Finally you have to backup your local database then import it onto your webhost. You'll also have to change the site URL in the database.

    has instructions for that.

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