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Louis Trapani
Louis Trapani
9,604 Points

Clicking on URL brings up "Application not found" error.

When I click on the URL in the DesktopServer app that has my project name it brings up a page that says:

"Application not found Symlink your app to ~/.pow/www.wpdemo first. When you access http://www.wpdemo.dev/, Pow looks for a Rack application at ~/.pow/www.wpdemo. To run your app at this domain:

$ cd ~/.pow $ ln -s /path/to/myapp www.wpdemo $ open http://www.wpdemo.dev/"

I'm running 10.12.4 Sierra. I have unistalled and reinstalled pow and DesktopServer. Any help would be appreciated.

1 Answer

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,841 Points

Hey Louis,

I've never used Desktop Sever. In my opinion, I've found it more complicated than what it should be and kind of confusing and cumbersome. I use MAMP. Have a look at this Other WordPress Development Setup Video that uses MAMP instead. I think you'll find it much better.

Keep Coding! :dizzy: