Windows localhosting question (4 posts)

  1. hooopla
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm using podz' "Moving your WordPress weblog inside your PC" tutorial. I believe I've followed the instructions exactly, but I'm having a problem.

    On my host, my site's URI is http://cuppanews.com.

    On my PC, I've installed XAMPP. In the htdocs folder, XAMPP installs a lot of stuff of its own, so I've created a subdir called c:apachefriendsxampphtdocscuppanews and put the downloaded copy of my WordPress install there.

    In the local copy of the SQL, I've replaced instances of http://cuppanews.com with http://localhost/cuppanews.

    Now, when I load http://localhost/cuppanews/index.php, I get the main page for my local site. But when I click on any of the category or archive links, I get a 404. For example, I have a category called "technology" and the 404 error says: The requested URL /cuppanews/category/technology/ was not found on this server.

    I have a feeling (dread, I think it's called) that I need to create an .htaccess file that does some voodoo for my local install. What do you think?

  2. BinaryMoon
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Permalinks didn't work when I tested things offline (I used easyphp - I assume it's similar to xampp. Remove all permalink settings on the options screen and delete the .htaccess file if there is one. That sorted everything for me.

  3. hooopla
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Excellent! Thank you, BinaryMoon! That's a great help.

  4. zywiec
    Posted 9 years ago #

    permalinks with xampp:

    locate the file httpd.conf, mine is at xampp\apache\conf\httpd.conf
    locate the line:
    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
    remove the hash(#)

    tested using permalink setting of /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%

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