I have been asked to manage a wordpress website. I am using WAMP on my local computer. I have successfully downloaded the files from the htdocs folder on the website. I also was able to export a copy of the database from the site. What I want to do is create a duplicate site on my computer using the existing URL slightly altered to help me distinguish between the 2 urls and not accidently work on the real site. I have altered the URL to read mysite.org-dev (adding the -dev after org) I did a search and replaced all the live URLs with this new one on the database files. I went into the system32/drivers/etc/hosts and added a line as follows.
I altered my config.php file replacing the user name and password with the ones I have been using locally. I changed the database name to the one that I imported. I then changed the host to mysite.org-dev. What else do I need to do to get this site working on my local computer? Someone said that I need to create virtualhost on my apache files, but I don't know how to do this. I simply want to add features to my test site and then upload the results to the live site. Thanks!!! I am using Dreamweaver as a tool, but am willing to look at other options.