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Local Test Multiple Wordpress Sites

Jan 31, 2012 4:48 PM

Tags: #wordpress #dreamweaver_cs5.5 #testing_server #mamp #dynamic_site

I set up a localhost testing server following the tutorial. Using MAMP.  All working fine.  My question; I need to develop/test 3 seperate WP sites locally.  Is it possible to set this up?  I can't find any imediate info on how to achieve this.

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    Jan 31, 2012 6:40 PM   in reply to D3STRUCTO

    If you followed the tutorial I think you did, then you installed WP in the root of the web server.  Log into the wordpress installation and change the path to a subfolder (Settings->General).  Then move all the Wordpress files into that subfolder.  Then start up Wordpress again.  And if you need to make anymore installations, install them in other subfolders so you end up with http://localhost/subfolder

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    Jan 31, 2012 7:26 PM   in reply to D3STRUCTO

    It's like this... you need MAMP Pro to setup multiple sites with virtual hosts in local development and have http://site1 go to site 1 folder and http://site2 go to site 2 folder, etc.




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    Feb 3, 2012 7:02 PM   in reply to D3STRUCTO

    Consider DesktopServer Limited, it does what MAMP Pro does for FREE and even includes the latest version of WordPress. Also, you can copy your complete site, settings, plugins, themes, etc.. Great way to template and jump start your projects.


    The Premium version goes beyond any other webserver by automatically creating Dreamweaver site definitions, supports LiveView on template files (not just index.php) for true WYSIWYG WordPress theme development.


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    Feb 17, 2012 8:43 AM   in reply to D3STRUCTO

    This is really a MAMP question but I reckon each site needs its own folder in the root. then configure MAMP to handle 3 sitespoint to each relavant folder


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    Feb 17, 2012 10:28 AM   in reply to deadpixel123



    I do what you are after using Wordpress Networks (I think it used to be called MU)


    I have a local test server with a local wordpress installation and develop child themes using that set up.  I link that my own development site and it all works ok for me.  You have to do a little more jiggling about to set up a Wordpress Network but there's plenty of stuff in the site to help you with it.


    Obviously, there's a bit of thinking to do and I don't add a lot of content.  It does help with developing the site structure and the CSS though.




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