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  • Hello everyone:

    First of all I must apologise to you for trying to get into serious stuff as a newbie. I always discourage my clients to do my job on their own, and I feel I’m not doing the right thing when trying to do my own website. Anyway… let’s get to the point.

    I’m trying to create my own wordpress based website. I’m following several tutorials (all of them explained the same steps) in order to install and develop it locally. I’m using Mac OS X 10.6.8, XAMPP 1.7.3 AND WordPress 3.3.1.

    Everything went fine until I tried to test the local copy from the intranet. I need to do this because I want to test it from several devices (iPad, iPhone, other smartphones…). Ok, I know this forum is about local installs and the problem I’m trying to solve isn’t strictly local, but I hope this is the best place to ask. If not, tell me where, please.

    The problem is similar to one asked previously, but I have tryied several possible solutions and I can’t find a way to solve this problem. Please let me tell you with my own words: when viewing the site from the same computer ( everything seems to work fine. But when I access from my iPad or iPhone (typing on Safari) it seems I’m able to read text, but the page is “broken”: images and formatting don’t work. I think the post I linked at the beginning of this paragraph explains a problem similar to mine, but I can’t find the solution, maybe because I’m using different software.

    Can you give me any clue, please?

    Thank you very much for your time.

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  • Se the WP URL to, then on your local computer access it via, not

    The problem is that when viewing the site from another client, it’s trying to load css and javascript from, and that IP always points to localhost.

    So if you use everywhere, your problem will be solved.

    Thank you, jevets.

    Do I have to do that at the time of installation (meaning reinstalling from scratch)? No changes needed at XAMPP (mySQL database)?

    Sorry, I replied too quickly, I think I’ve already found it. It seems to be working.

    Just one more question, should I have anything in mind when building my site (links, etc) in order not to have problems when going online? Could you please recommend a tutorial on this issue to me?

    Thanks a lot!

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