I run a computer lab at an elementary school and am hosting a wordpress site on a local machine running Snow Leopard Server running on a 2009 Mac Pro. The site is set up and works fine when I access it from the server, but when I connect from any other machine on the local network, I can see the unformatted content, but that's it.
I have the apache preferences set on the hosting machine for the default OS X server webhosting directory (/library/WebServer/Docume
nts) and the wordpress site is installed in that directory. I used MAMP to install Apache, mysql and PHP, I downloaded the most recent version as of a few days ago. I'm running the latest version of wordpress (3.2.1). I've tried browsing with safari and firefox, but no luck with either. The web address I use is: http://10.72.32.66:8888/wordpress
. That's the correct ip address for my local server and the :8888 is the local host port number, 8889 is the mysql port number.
Inside wordpress I'm using the generic twentyeleven theme, but I've tried a couple other installs just to see if anything different happened. Even brand new, fresh installs of wordpress show up the same way on other machines in the lab--basic content, no formatting.
If I type in that web address on any other machine in the computer lab, it brings up the title of the blog, the list of pages, the titles of the posts, but all of the content is unformatted. If I click on any of the links to the other pages, I get a message saying it can't connect to the server at localhost:8888. If I type in an address for a specific page (http://10.72.32.66:8888/wordpress/teacher
) I get the content for that page, but again, no formatting. I have a linux machine in the lab as well and the same happens when I use it to browse the wordpress site.
If I just type in http://10.72.32.66/
I get an index.html file that lives in the /library/Webserver/documen
ts directory. Default permission for those directories is set so that everyone can read. If I type in a web address http://10.72.32.66/images
(a folder I created to test permissions) I can see the contents of the folder and load any pictures I put in there.
The machines in the lab are 3 year old iMacs and some brand new iMacs. Both machines get the exact same result when I try browsing the wordpress site as does a linux machine. I have a feeling it's some dumb little setting somewhere, but I'm not sure what it is. Any help would be greatly appreciated -- Rick