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  • Resolved DavidCalgary



    1.All is well using localhost/website.

    2.All is well (after some setup) using

    JetPak plugins won’t work because jetpak cannot connect.
    To make #2 work I had to change “siteurl” and “blogurl” from
    localhost to
    If I now go to Plugins>Jetpak it says “Click on the connect button to finish activating” I do-did that:-). and it says it cannot connect.

    If I change the url settings back to localhost I can connect just fine from my computer and another computer in the house BUT then my pages don’t display correctly from the “other” computer. so I do need to use the ip method. My roommate and I share development of sites and need to see each other websites that we are building.

    I am sure the Code gods at WordPress can find a simple solution.
    (I find sucking up really helps 🙂

    David Zdep

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  • Hi David,

    I’d try adding this line to your wp-config.php file
    define ('JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG', true);

    Jetpack is auto-enabling JETPACK_DEV_DEBUG when you load from localhost but when you use your IP address you need to set it explicitly.

    You can read about this at

    Hi Salcode,

    Your Mom gave you a really unusual name 🙂

    Thank you. I put the command in wp-config.php with comments so I will remember why. And it worked great! no more Jetpack error.

    Thanks for getting back so quickly. I didn’t expect that.


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