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Installing Wordpressmu locally (2 posts)

  1. fretwizz
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I've tried to do a local install for development purposes on my Macbook Pro running Leopard (10.5.7) and ran into the following error pages )depending upon whether I choose subdomain or subdirectory):

    1 - "You don't have permission to access /~steve/wordpress-mu/wp-login.php on this server."

    2 - "Error establishing a database connection" (note:it mentions localhost.localdomain)

    3 - "Warning! Wildcard DNS may not be configured correctly!"

    4 - "Fatal Error
    If your blog does not display, please contact the owner of this site."

    I've read good and bad things about wildcard DNS... not sure I want to use it, nor do I really have a good grasp on how at this point. Here's what I've done thus far:

    1 - Changed the Apache config file (in the appropriate section) from: AllowOverride None ... to now read: AllowOverride FileInfo Options

    2 - Changed my /private/etc/hosts file from: localhost ... to now read: localhost.localdomain

    Do I have to use wildcard DNS to make this work?

  2. andrea_r
    Posted 14 years ago #

    If you want sub-blogs as username.localhost.localdomain, then yes - you'll need wildcard subdomains. As that's how MU "makes" the subdomain. :)

    If you pick the other option on install (subdirectory) then, no - you won't need wildcard subdomains.

    walkthru for ya:

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