Local installation of WordPress, Genesis, plugins et al.

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  • #11205

    westerdaled
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    Hi

    I finally, got WordPress to run on my local windows 8 dev machine using the Xamp  – I found Apache and IIS7 always ends in  a “trial separation”!

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/setting-up-wordpress-on-a-local-host?replies=12

    Anyway I have manged to import my posts but need to import the plugins,Genesis and child themes …

    Is this a straigtht FTP download of  wp-content/themes/plugins.  Is there anything else I should be aware of  such as settings …

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    #11391

    wpsmith
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    Not even FTP download. You can do this via WordPress Plugins or just download the lot of them via wordpress.org. I use XAMPP, and it works great for me.


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    #11419

    westerdaled
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    Hi WP Smith

     

    Thanks for your reply.  Can you explain: are you saying I can’t just move the plugin sub directories on my live site (via ftp) and place these in the appropriate place on c:\XAMPP/htdocs/mydomain.local;  running in my case on a win8 vm? If I go to WordPress plugins then I will have to re-install all the main ones I use individually & configure which will take a while.

     

    Daniel

    #11449

    wpsmith
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    Just as if you were migrating a site from one domain to another, you are doing the same thing when you are moving it locally. BackupBuddy (BUB) makes this extremely easy for people not as familiar with SQL import/exports. Also, if doing manually, you would need to run a RegEx on the links to switch the base domains, etc. However, BUB takes care of all of this (but depending on various setups, you can have some issues). The iThemes forum support on BUB is quite extensive.


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    #11777

    westerdaled
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    Thanks for your comment.  I have heard about backupbuddy but in my case I would like to stick with my existing WordPress Backup http://hmn.md/backupwordpress/ since I have now configured it to do automated backups of files and db.

    I have done a bit of searching and there is a process out there I have come accross

    MIGRATING A WORDPRESS/WPMU/BUDDYPRESS WEBSITE

    This makes use of a php script :
    WordPress db Search and Replace Tool

    Looks straight forward . The only reason I have tried it out is that as I am copying http://mydomain.biz to http://localhost/mydomain.local I want to try and run the script on my local (XAMPP) install not on the public facing site – the instructions seem to indicate the converse.

     

    Daniel

    #12057

    westerdaled
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    Hi

    I think I am nearly there following these steps:

    1) ftp copy of blog files from remote site
    2) import SQL backup into my local db
    3) run WordPress db Search and Replace Tool

    That is, I can see an exact copy of my remote blog home page: posts, tweets etc when I go to my local home url

    http://localhost/myblog.biz

    Also, I can see that when I mouse over each of my posts the correct local link is set correctly to

    http://localhost/myblog.biz/my-category/title-of-post

    However, looks can be deceiving :-( as when I actually click on any of the posts I am redirected immediately to
    http://localhost/XAMPP and so not viewing any of my prosaic text….. ouch!!!!

    Any thoughts anyone in the community. I will try and enable wordpress debug as MySql debug seems to want to winge about a few depreciated function calls

    Daniel

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