Webinar Replay

Run WordPress Locally

    • CharlieSasser Reply

      Dustin:  I always learn from your webinars.  I tried the free version of ServerPress but discovered it doesn’t support Duplicator.  You need  the premium version. 

      Note Comparison Matrix at http://serverpress.com/products/desktopserver/ .  

      Here is how I imported a production site using the free version. (Probably more trouble than it was worth)

      1)  Create a new site
      2)  Test the site
      3)  Backup wp-config.php
      4)  Go to phpmyadmin
      5)  Drop all the tables
      6)  Import mysql backup from production site
      7)  Update wp_options values for site and home url
      8)  FTP files from production site to local web folder
      9)  Copy/paste DB_NAME, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD to new wp-config.php from wp-config.php backed-up (Item #3) and update tableprefix wp_ if needed
      10) Browser to yourlocaldomain.dev/wp-admin
      11) Use the same admin login as on production site.
      12) Reset Permalink settings
      13) Browse to home page. (your caching program my complain)

      Jan 11, 2014
    • dhartzler10 Reply

      CharlieSasser great step-by-step list. That’s exactly how I’d to it too!

      I didn’t realize that duplicator wouldn’t work with the free model.

      Jan 12, 2014
    • Cooriesmum Reply

      Hi Dustin, Sitepoint recently posted this (http://bit.ly/1dEJDNP) to enlighten us that sharing your local server IS possible.  
      I have not tried any of them and when I tried downloding Windows version of ngrok, my McAfee alerted that there are possibility of malware in this, although I suspect it’s a false alarm.  
      I’m not techie or brave enough to experiment but am wondering whether your friends could review these “secure tunnel” services.


      Mar 23, 2014
    • dhartzler10 Reply

      Cooriesmum  thanks for the comment. I haven’t had a chance to check into this, nor contact the folks from DesktopServer. I know they are hard at work at the latest version and this might be included in the new version.

      Mar 28, 2014

Leave a Reply