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  • My goal is to edit my current live site using my local host. I’ve already FTP’ed and extracted my WordPress site and installed it into Mamp htdocs file. NOW I’m trying to get it to run and connect it to DreamWeaver to edit.

    However, when I go to http://localhost/wordpress/ in my browser I get an Index of WordPress with only the Parent Directory and my WordPress file for selection. When I choose the WordPress link it says the site is under development and I get a redirect to this address in the browser. “”

    What am I doing wrong?

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  • Is your Apache service running? You may also want to ensure the MySQL service is running. I’m not familiar with MAMP, but it may have a control panel for this.

    It looks like Apache and MySQL is running ok. How can I verify that?

    Below is what it says on my local host screen:

    Server: localhost via TCP/IP
    Server type: MySQL
    Server version: 5.5.41-log – Source distribution
    Protocol version: 10
    User: root@localhost
    Server charset: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)
    Web server

    Apache/2.2.27 (Win32) DAV/2 mod_ssl/2.2.27 OpenSSL/1.0.1g mod_fcgid/2.3.9 mod_wsgi/3.4 Python/2.7.6 PHP/5.6.3 mod_perl/2.0.8 Perl/v5.16.3
    Database client version: libmysql – 5.5.41
    PHP extension: mysqli Documentation

    Version information: 4.2.7, latest stable version: 4.5.5

    You didn’t mention if you exported and imported your live site database. You have to do that as well because that is where the contents of your site are stored in and retrieved from, along with numerous settings, etc.

    And once you do that, you will have to edit the siteurl and home fields in the wp-options table in your local db to reflect the new location.

    And then once that is done, you will have to use a method (usually a plugin) to adjust all the local site URLs and links.

    Do a search of the forum here as well as the Codex as this process has been addressed many, many times 🙂

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