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Struggling to understand concepts of Wordpress installs - Localhost / IP / Hosted online

Hi All

I am creating a WordPress site where I want to embed documents that load automatically.  I quickly reverted from a local install to using web hosting as only by being hosted online would the automatic loading of embedded documents work without each user having to click 'download'.  What I want to do is install the site locally on a Server at work but retain the online  functionality as I also want the site to work with Active Directory rather than users having to log on.

What I do not understand is how I complete a local install which will utilise services such as Microsoft Online and Google Docs OR is it that I need to install a Microsoft office / PDF viewer on the local site for this to work.

I currently have an online and local install (by IP) which I am jumping between and comparing testing at home from my laptop

EDIT - I have found a few sites such as this one - https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

And there is talk of a program called desktop Server on serverpress.com and I need to install a Web PI ?? and also install IIS.

It looks like Desktop Server will create a virtual server then I will use IIS for the web services.

I will plug away for now on my home laptop and see what happens and update where possible
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Sorry, but what exactly are you asking for help with?
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IM&T SRFTAuthor Commented:
In short i'm trying to set up my laptop at home with an installation of Wordpress as effectively an Intranet site so that it can be accessed only by the local network.  Initially I thought i'd do this as a localhost install but this does not support the use of document embedding plugins that use Microsoft Online and Google docs to view documents online.

Does that help?
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Yes.

Technically, all you need to do on any local WordPress install is make sure that the localhost (port 80) is accessible to the network.  

Initially I thought i'd do this as a localhost install but this does not support the use of document embedding plugins that use Microsoft Online and Google docs to view documents online.

A little confused on this.  What plugins are you using?  Also, did you install WordPress locally using WAMP/XAMPP or IIS?
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IM&T SRFTAuthor Commented:
Thanks for getting back to me.

I am using XAMPP on port 80 for the local install.

I installed Embed any document and the google doc embedding plugins and when I use these and load the webpages with embedded documents they come up 'preview not available'.  I posted a previous question on here and the someone advised that if I put my site onto hosting space it will work and it did.... Actually it was yourself - https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28960515/How-do-I-make-my-WordPress-site-an-Intranet-site.html

Sorry for the confusion
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Actually it was yourself

Partially correct.  Dave Baldwin and the other guy were more active in that thread than I was :)

I installed Embed any document and the google doc embedding plugins and when I use these and load the webpages with embedded documents they come up 'preview not available'.

From https://wordpress.org/plugins/embed-any-document/faq/

File not found error in my localhost site!
The viewers (Google Docs Viewer and Microsoft Office Online) do not support locally hosted files. Your document has to be available online for the viewers to access.

So the plugins won't work on a locally hosted intranet setting.
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IM&T SRFTAuthor Commented:
Thank you Jason,

I thought that as i'd got the docs uploaded to the file repository of the site media and if I had correct viewers of these documents on the local machines it would be ok.

Thank you for unpicking through this as it's my struggling to understand certain fundamentals leading to the confusion.
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