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Local install not loading template images but is loading everything else XAMPP

I’m trying to create a local version on XAMPP of my company’s WordPress website. All well and good except for the theme images aren’t loading. (CMS images are loading) Looking at the image paths, I notice why they aren’t loading. The root directory isn’t there. It is; http://localhost/wp-content/themes/stepladder/images/homepage-hero/header-hero-SL.png Should be; http://localhost/stepladder/wp-content/themes/stepladder/images/homepage-hero/header-hero-SL.png This is the code […]

How to fix WordPress images not showing up in local hosted XAMPP server?

I have recently been trying to establish a working method of developing WordPress sites locally by making use of an XAMPP server. The issue is that any images that I attempt to use refuse to show up when I load the page in a browser. I’m using the <?php echo get_template_directory(); ?>/library/images/name_of_the_svg_image file path, and […]

WordPress on XAMPP over my home network

I’ve installed WordPress on XAMPP on a Windows 7 machine ( on my home network. I can see the XAMPP Welcome page from my other Win7 machine ( but cannot access WordPress from it? Is anyone able to offer any advice?

Plugin not working locally, but works on server

This is a hail Mary throw, but I appreciate any ideas that could point me in the right direction. I had a “plugin” created for my wordpress site. I have a live site that is on a server and one that is installed locally on Xampp. This plugin works great on the live server site, […]

Why isn't my imported database showing up? install.php pops up and adds new tables to the database

I imported my live sites sql backup into xampp. I have named the new DB ‘wordpress’ and configured wp-config with db-name ‘wordpress’, user ‘root’, pw ”. Then I went to localhost/wordpress and it prompted me to install.php and I entered site name, user, pw, e-mail etc. I then logged in and noticed my posts were […]

Unable to include a file in child theme

I am using the following code in functions.php of the child theme to include a file require_once(get_stylesheet_directory_uri().’/functions/taxonomy-images.php’); But i get these warnings and fatal error Warning: require_once(): http:// wrapper is disabled in the server configuration by allow_url_include=0 in C:\xampp\htdocs\yakoo\wp-content\themes\listify-child\functions.php on line 68 Warning: require_once(http://localhost/yakoo/wp-content/themes/listify-child/functions/taxonomy-images.php): failed to open stream: no suitable wrapper could be found in […]

I installed WordPress locally now how do I login?

I downloaded a WordPress website that I am modifying for a friend. He gave me access to cPanel, where I downloaded the SQL and changed it on XAMPP. Now when I open >localhost/wp it opens the website but without the control panel. I think to modify I need to access >localhost/wp/wp-admin but I don’t have […]

How do you keep your live and and testing server?

I have a live site and a testing server (XAMPP) that I built the site on originally before publishing it. Obviously, there are a number of things you need to do to migrate a site from one place to another. I was hoping to tap into collective experience to find out the best way of […]

can't see aditional themes in control panel

I installed wp 4.2.2 on xampp localhost – multisite, following this article xampp is surely ok, because it works a year without a problem. The new installation is wordpress only. Installation seems ok, but starting dashboard – Appearance – Themes I can see just current theme (Twenty Sixteen), without any button to load additional […]

Installing WordPress Theme Unit Data

I’m following the “Building Themes from Scratch Using Underscores (2016)” tutorial on and at around 00:35 he suggests downloading the Theme Unit Test Data from WordPress. I’ve downloaded the xml file, but when I go to the dashboard of my WordPress site, then Tools –> Import –> WordPress, I’m prompted to install the WordPress […]