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Work on localhost? (6 posts)

  1. dahowlett
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Will WP install run using IIS at http://localhost? If so how? Does it need Windows server (can't see why)

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 11 years ago #

    No idea about using IIS, but stopping the IIS process and installing xampp will do the job.

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 11 years ago #

    I run WordPress locally on IIS, but it does require separately installing PHP, MySQL, and anything else you may need (say phpMyAdmin). podz's suggestion is best for those looking to avoid a lot of manual configuring and whatnot. However, if your interested there's certainly documentation to be found on the topic. For example:


  4. truenorth
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm running a WP test blog for dev using xampp and setup was a snap, however when I go to access the site on another computer in the network, the site is available but all styling is gone?!

    Any ideas??

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    truenorth, you're either using or http://localhost as the blog and WordPress addresses (Options > General), and this is causing other PCs on the network to look "locally," that is at themselves, for the file(s). Instead, use the IP your PC is assigned on your local network (usually something like

  6. truenorth
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks, that did the trick!

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