Help Connecting Existing Blog to MySQL Apache Please!

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  • #486736

    acidalekhine
    Member

    Hi, I hope the title is accurate!
    I’m new to blogging and working with web pages but I read great things about WordPress so decided to learn more. I’ve created a blog online with nothing more than using the Dashboard and chnaged a few visual elements.
    I’m trying to now understand how I can manage it offline using MySQL+Apache+PHP5 which I have installed on my Linux box.
    I’ve read the instructions at http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress and I feel ok with it but I’m wondering is this to create a new blog?

    I hope this doesn’t sound to dumb by is there a way to complete the installation steps and have some form of synchronization with the blog I already have to avoid starting from scratch?

    I’d appreciate any help and advice you can suggest. Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is sennio.wordpress.com.

    #486984

    Oh, I’m afraid there’s a misunderstanding here. It seems you have mixed things up. This is WordPress. COM. So you can’t use the guidelines for WordPress.ORG. Sorry.

    More info here: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/please-read-me-first-before-posting?replies=1

    #487003

    acidalekhine
    Member

    Ooops! Thanks for the explanation and for resolving my problem universalgeni. I was getting a little confused. On a plus side I’m going to keep my wordpress.com blog so now I can have two =D

    #487004

    timethief
    Member

    @acidalekhine
    You will need your wordpress.com user account if you choose to use the Akismet plugin and/or thw ordpress stats plugin on your wordpress.ORG install, and also if you want to continue commenting on wordpress.COM blogs. Not to worry as accounts aren’t deleted. See here re: information on API keys for the plugins http://en.support.wordpress.com/api-keys/

    #487020

    acidalekhine
    Member

    @timethief
    I definitely would have missed that, thanks! That’s a great tip and link. I’m strongly considering making my blog private to record all my web design study notes. I’m thinking I can then format it nicely, check the accuracy and in time make it fully accessible and maintained to help others. Should make a nice record of learning process for me in developing both the wordpress.com and .org accounts and the tools I’m studying.

    Thanks again for all your help guys. Hopefully in time I’ll know enough to be able to come back and help people here too =D

    #487021

    timethief
    Member

    @acidalekhine
    That sounds like an excellent plan. You’re welcome and best wishes to you in all you do. :)

    #487070

    acidalekhine
    Member

    @timethief
    Thanks and best wishes to you too. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/ is awesome BTW. I appreciate the support, that’s two peeps who think it makes sense =D

    #487073

    timethief
    Member

    @acidalekhine
    Thanks so much for the blog compliment. I appreciate it. :)

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