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Cannot preview WordPress

Postby johnson » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:58 pm

Bug: Cannot preview wordpress
RapidPHP v 13.2 (

I tried to preview WordPress Index.php file but i got an error "No input file specified"

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Re: cannot preview wordpress

Postby kfury77 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:11 pm

That is to be expected. WordPress depends on a database connection so it won't be able to preview a site from within a code Editor.

I recommend checking out if you don't already have a local way of previewing your WordPress site. Using this you'll be able to edit your PHP WordPress files and F5 in your InstantWP WordPress installation to very quickly check and review your changes.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Cannot preview WordPress

Postby IceTater » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:32 pm

Instant WordPress is currently using WordPress 4.1, but the most current WordPress version as of today is 4.3.1. Perhaps the easiest way to get the most recent version & updates for WordPress local development by using a stack with a WordPress installer.

I use AMPPS which runs on Windows, MacOS and Linux, and has a Softaculous installer for a bunch of scripts, including WordPress. I installed it last March for a few online classes (php, SQL, WordPress) and it worked flawlessly. I could look at my local files with WeBuilder and was able to install xdebug without any problems.

You can test your code using various php versions, and you can change versions on the fly.

You can look at their 1-click install scripts here:
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