I am working through the intermediate WordPress training videos. I am in the video "Using Real Content". I exported my live, online site. It worked fine, but I noticed the export page looked different from the one in the video. Not nearly so many options.
When I switched to the localhost version, to try to import the downloaded file, I got a screen entitled "Connection Information", asking me for hostname, FTP username, FTP password, and connection type.
Went back and reviewed the video to make sure I hadn't missed something, and I hadn't. Then I noticed that the localhost version showed there were updates for WordPress and Akismet available. I thought updating my give me a version that functioned more like the one in the video, so I tried to update WordPress, but that also took me to the same "Connection Information" screen.
I am running Mac OS 10.7.4 on a MacBook Pro.
What do I need to do to get past this screen?
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Having trouble importing my site to run on my localhost - what are my ftp credentials?
1 year 1 month ago #46360
Let's try and get rid of that FTP warning all together. Go to the search then search for "applications", make sure you select the plural "Appplications" and not "application" (singular). In the search it will likely say "-Macintosh HD" next to the folder and that's how you'll know it's the right one. Open up that folder then navigate to XAMPP folder >> etc folder >> double click on httpd.conf to open it >> skip the registration if it pops up >> then look for:
Change it to:
If you're not sure what your username is, it's the same as what you usually use to log in to your Mac.
Hopefully this will work for you and then you can give it another try.