Support » Fixing WordPress » theme doesn’t display on local network

  • So, I have a windows machine running xampp and wordpress on my home network. I have a router that passes all http traffic to this machine. I have set a theme in wordpress.

    On the webserver, if I browse localhost, everything looks fine.
    From the internet (work), if I browse to my domain, and the traffic is routed to my webserver, everything looks fine.
    However, if on another machine on my local network, I try and browse the webserver, I get the wordpress page displayed with NO theme (maybe no css?) just plain tags.

    Any thoughts on this. The router is a linksys wireless (I imagine the router might be the issue, but this is very strange). Also, this happens with both firefox and ie.

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  • No, the issue is that the two URI values in admin > Options > General being set as “localhost” – that’s stored in the DB.
    Now, every machine in the world “thinks” that localhost is itself and is looking for the stylesheet on its own hard disc 🙂

    Thank you for your reply!
    However both of the URI’s were set to the FQDN, not localhost. 🙁
    Other thoughts?


    I am having the same problem.

    Where do i check the admin > options > general settings?

    Where do i check the admin > options > general settings?

    Just there. Log in and you’ll see 🙂

    awesome! that fixed it. Thanks!

    I was trying to find the settings in the mysql and apache settings. I found it in the wordpress admin page.

    Glad you figured it out 🙂
    Usually, when we just say “admin” – it refers to the WP admin panel (we are WP support forum, aren’t we?)

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