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    Have a look at WordpressMU

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    You could always turn it into an e-book - you know the flippy pages like Computer weekly. Theres some freebies to help do this.

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    I've got WordPressMU installed, but as I try and configure it, it tells me it can't be installed to localhost, and to try localhost.localdomain instead. Huh?!

    Initially, I'm just playing around with this on my own test PC, but once I'm happy with it, I was going to move it to a server and let the students loose on it. Would I be better installing to the server now instead?

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    When we wanted an internal WAMP server we downloaded XAMPP onto a test machine and then ran a hardening script which secured the server.

    It installed WordPress without any issues and has been running ever since without issues.

    Give XAMPP a try. I prefer it over the WAMPServer you can get.

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    Not sure my issue is the choice of WAMP over XAMPP is it? Looks more like it is WPMU not liking the localhost path...

    I'm more than happy to be corrected on this, though - as you have probably worked out by now, I know nothing about this sort of thing!

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    Try using the computer name and domain instead of localhost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Try using the computer name and domain instead of localhost.
    Tried that, and get 'cannot display this page', tried the IP instead and got a 403 Forbidden.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones View Post
    Tried that, and get 'cannot display this page', tried the IP instead and got a 403 Forbidden.
    Take a look in the apache config file - it might be that wordpress doesn't allow localhost, but you have localhost set in there. Somewhere, there should be a setting for the hostname/domainname, which you could change to whatever your machine is called, then use that with wordpressmu.

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    I think the virtual LAMP setup would save you a lot of grief...

    there are loads of great, free magazine / newspaper wordpress themes out there.. any chance of a screenshot when you have got it all up and running sounds like a great project.

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    This is really starting to do my nut now...

    Wordpress MU seemed to install fine, but whenever I try to log in, it tells me that either my password is wrong or that cookies are disabled.

    Also, with both WAMP and XAMPP, I don't seem able to get the site on any address other than "localhost", which doesn't help the students when they come to start creating their blogs themselves.

    Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong please?!

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    Okay, so I was being daft - turned the firewall off on the test PC and everything works a treat now.

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    Next question - can I install this on our (CC3) server without killing other key things, or should I leave it on another computer somewhere?

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    This is really killing me now - I knock one problem down only to find another.

    I've given up on WAMP as it doesn't seem to like Wordpress MU; Wordpress MU runs beautifully in XAMPP but it needs to send emails out to new users and these aren't working. So, I'm taking a step or two back and wondering what blogging software I can run on our existing IIS web server. Any recommendations?

    Oh, and by the way - I need a working site by 11am on Wednesday!!

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    Wordpress should work on IIS afaik.

    Seems to be a few guides here: wordpress mu on iis - Google Search

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    The problem with Wordpress is that it needs PHP, MySQL and so on, and I don't really want to go installing all that sort of stuff on our (only) server.

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