Wordpress pages don't display correct on ext pc [Solved]

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Wordpress pages don't display correct on ext pc [Solved]

Postby Silvershot » 29. December 2011 23:05

I currently have Apache running on a Windows XP computer.

Localy When i refer to the adres of the directiory where my webpage is (localhost/wordpress) it shows the page correctly.
Its a page based on a template for wordpress.
But when i try to access that page from a external computer (through ip internal network or ip internet and then wordpress)
the page only shows some text and hyperlinks and thats it.
no background/css/php and more.
I have tried to open a test php page but that is something that does show correctly when accest from a external computer.
Does anyone know what i can try?
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on extern pc

Postby JonB » 30. December 2011 01:19

it might be also useful to know the WordPress version you have installed. This is NOT an XAMPP issue, but I will try to direct you in the right path.

My 'first reaction/guess' is that you have not made a valid entry (one that works beyond the local machine) in the WP Setup for Site or WordPress URL

Look in Dashboard > Settings > General at these values

WordPress address (URL)
Site address (URL)

If they are 'localhost', things will not work right except on the machine it is installed on. IF you do not have a either a registered domain to point your External IP to OR 'hosts' files entries to allow DNS resolution ... then the URL must be set to the local internal IP address of the host machine.

Good Luck
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on extern pc

Postby Silvershot » 30. December 2011 10:09

Thanks for the quick reply.

Sorry btw if this is posted in the wrong place.
I thought it might be a security setting of Xampp that i forgot or set wrong.

I have tried what you said about going to the wordpress managment panel and the going to Settings/General.
I have changed those 2 URL's from localhost to my ip which i use to get to the internet and it workt.
Thanks very much for pointing that out.
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on extern pc

Postby JonB » 30. December 2011 16:02

OK - glad you got it working :D

Good Luck and have a Happy and Propserous New Year.
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on ext pc [Solved]

Postby Silvershot » 31. December 2011 00:00

Thank you :)
I wish you nothing less.

Happy new year.
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on ext pc [Solved]

Postby iDiscover » 25. March 2013 19:39

Just wanted to say 'thank you sooo Much :)
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Re: Wordpress pages don't display correct on ext pc [Solved]

Postby JonB » 28. March 2013 08:11

Its always gratifying to be thanked.

Good Luck
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