Beginner problems – please help!

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  • #540775

    paulhumber
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    Hi, This is my first post as I am very new to wordpress but very excited about the prospect of getting to know it! Yesterday I successfully downloaded wordpress onto my machine, was getting along great with it, building a site on my localhost, and getting to know it. Today when I open my browser and type in http://localhost instead of the wordpress login page I get an Apache page which says:

    If you can see this, it means that the installation of the Apache web server software on this system was successful. You may now add content to this directory and replace this page.

    I then tried http://localhost/wp-admin which took me to the login page I was after, I thought my problems were solved but once i’d logged in when I clicked the ‘visit site’ link instead of viewing my site it takes me to that same Apache page.

    I’m sure i’m just forgetting to do something really simple but I cant work it out. I’m an absolute novice when it comes to mamp and MySQL and databases so it’s probably just me being a pleb, but I’d be very grateful if anybody could help!!

    Thanks,

    Paul

    #540875

    apache is a web hosting service if you did not download it and don’t want it , go to add and remove in your pc and find apache then click delete

    http://www.apache.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_HTTP_Server

    #540881

    auxclass
    Member

    The folks over at WordPress.ORG should be able to help and get you pointed in the right direction. Apache is server software.

    Your site is not hosted on WordPress.COM, this site is for support of sites hosted on WordPress.COM. You should address your questions to WordPress.ORG the keepers of the software you are using: http://wordpress.org/support/

    For more on the difference: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #540884

    @auxclass , i do not understand , he has a ” Blog at WordPress.com. ” at the botom of his blog so why does he have to go to ” org ” for help , or is it as you say he is using their software which i thought we could not do at “com”

    i’m still learning after a year here :)

    #540888

    auxclass
    Member

    I successfully downloaded wordpress onto my machine, was getting along great with it, building a site on my localhost, and getting to know it. Today when I open my browser and type in http://localhost instead of the wordpress login page I get an Apache page which says:

    Puts the install on his PC not on WordPress.COM – you will never see “localhost” with anything related to WordPress.COM. It sounds like he is either building his own host or a mirror image on his PC.

    Since he does web design work I would have expected a higher level of understanding of the Web – many designers have WordPress.ORG installs on their PC for local development and testing. I have two installs on my PC from when I did design and testing for a .ORG site that I was developing.

    Yes he has a site on WordPress.COM but I don’t think that is what they were asking about. If they are asking about their WordPress.COM site then there is some confusion.

    #540923

    paulhumber
    Member

    Thanks for your help, I’ll contact the support at .org
    I’m trained in graphic design for print, but have designed websites which I then hand over to programmers to build, wordpress seems like a solution for me to be able to design and build websites myself. I don’t have a great knowledge of installing programms on my localhost for development and testing, I’ve never done it before which is why I am here asking questions to try and learn. Thanks for your help.

    My blog on wordpress.com is just something I was using as a test when going through some tutorials to learn about it, but the question was relating to wordpress.org, i didn’t realise there were 2 seperate forums, but cheers for your help.
    Paul

    #540937

    auxclass
    Member

    You’re welcome & good luck

    #541128

    Hallo,
    I am writing in a blog with other members but i kan’t see any images from them in there posts?why?but i see my images from my posts!!!what is the problem?

    #541129

    auxclass
    Member

    Your first problem is your name is linked to an empty blog.

    We need the URL of the blog beginning with http and links to the Posts that are the problem so someone can look at the Posts before they can even begin to help.

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