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Run Localhost WP Multisite

WordPress Multisite won't run on any port except 80 apparently (not tested). :8080 != :80

  1. Install Bitnami WP Multisite
  2. Modify hosts file to point 127.0.0.1 to your chosen domain
  3. Log in to WP and set up Multisite
  4. For every new subdomain, add it to the hosts file : 127.0.0.1 sub.your.domain

Modify hosts

Mac (Terminal):

  1. cd /etc
  2. sudo vim hosts = enter password for root access
  3. i = Change to Insert Mode
  4. 127.0.0.1 your.domain
  5. ESC = Change to Command Mode
  6. :w = write changes
  7. :q = quit

Windows (Run Notepad in Administrator Mode - right-click):

  • Path: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
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