Local Host Installation Problems
Hi there. I’m installing my live site onto my local host. I did this once before, but have largely forgotten the process. Thus far, I’ve managed to download a fresh copy of wordpress into my MAMP root directory in a folder called devsite. I was able to login to a totally clean copy of wordpress on my local host.
Of course, I don’t want a “clean copy.” I want a copy of my live site so I can play around with it and fix it up. So, currently, I am in the process of using FTP to copy the contents of my wp-content folder from the live site to the devsite folder (the localhost) too.
1) I keep reading about how people need to change URLs and stuff on the localhost using the myPHPstart page database stuff. I’m perplexed by what this is about. Someone please tell me what I should do. Please tell me very specifically what to do step by step how to search and change things if they need to be changed.
2) Also, for the future, did I need to download my entire wp-content folder or just the theme and its child???
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