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Every so often I export the contents of my blog as a chunk of xml as backing your stuff up is always a good idea. I recently had the idea that it would be nice to load it into a locally running version of wordpress so I can do things when I’m offline like figuring out links to older articles whilst writing new posts.

I found a fairly comprehensive set of instructions of how to install wordpress on ubuntu which mentions version 2.1. Current is 2.9.2 but everything still seems to work.

I did deviate from the script slightly for the apache configuration. Ubuntu goes way over the top in my opinion with Including everything so I commented out ports.conf and embedded the code directly in apache2.conf. I also got rid of the NameVirtualHost directive which would have meant that I needed to change the port in two different files in sync.


# Include /etc/apache2/ports.conf

#NameVirtualHost *:8080
Listen 8080

<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
    # SSL name based virtual hosts are not yet supported, therefore no
    # NameVirtualHost statement here
    Listen 443


ServerName localhost

<VirtualHost *>
    Alias /images "/var/www/images/"
    <Directory "/var/www/images/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride all

    Alias /blog "/var/www/blog/"
    <Directory "/var/www/blog/">
        Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride all

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