Re: Installation of WPMU and BuddyPress on Local machine
Congratulations! This has been a long haul for you.
Why does the wpmu installer mention to not use 127.0.0.1?
Haha! Good question. I have not installed a brand new instance of WPMU for awhile so I cannot remember exactly what the installer indicates. But, I don’t think it says don’t use 127.0.0.1. Does it?
I believe it says use localhost.localdomain which if you do, the installer comes back and says, “WPMU only works without the port number in the URL.” So, when installing on a localhost environment–at least on a Mac–you’re stuck wondering what is going on.
But, this is why using the local IP address worked. It is the actual address of the local machine mapped to the alias called localhost. So, by using this, you don’t need to include the port number.