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xampp - can't log on to blog (5 posts)

  1. eveums
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello. I followed Podz's instructions for installing xampp, and I imported my mysql database from my online blog, to my local database. After doing this, I can see the local version of my online blog.

    The problem arises when I try to login to the local version of my blog. "Login" points to my online login page. So, I tried to manually go to localhost/db/wp-login.php. I can see that page, and input my username and password, but hitting submit "redirects" me back to my online login page.

    Any ideas on how to fix this so I can logon to the local version of my blog? Thanks!

  2. ssdesign
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You need to edit the entried in the MySql database.

    In the "wp-options" and "wp-settings" tables, you will have to edit the references of the links from your online site to your local path.

    Hope it helps.

  3. eveums
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the help. I changed the siteurl option in the wp-options table. However, for some reason, I'm having problems finding wp-settings... I only see categories, comments, linkcategories, links, options, post2cat, postmeta, posts, and users. Where might I find wp-settings?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sorry, wrong advice (the above one). What you have to modify is the "home" and "site_url" values in the options tabel. See Podz's excellent tutorial:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/site-url/

  5. eveums
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Perfect!! Thank you for the help and the link, Moshu! :)

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