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Hi, I followed all of these steps and everything worked great until I clicked the wpdemo.dev link to launch my Wordpress site and got what is below. I also tried to type it in manually to both Chrome and Safari and got the same message. HELP!

"Object Not Found!"The requested URL was not found on this server. If you entered the URL manually please check your spelling and try again.

If you think this is a server error, please contact the webmaster.

Error 404

wpdemo.dev Apache/2.4.12 (Unix) OpenSSL/1.0.1m PHP/5.5.24 mod_perl/2.0.8-dev Perl/v5.16.3

2 Answers

Danielle Quevedo
Danielle Quevedo
17,796 Points

I had the same problem. This is how I solved it.

1) make sure your url is http://wpdemo.dev/wp-admin/install.php and NOT http://www.wpdemo.dev/wp-admin/install.php

notice it should NOT include the www. It appears that Chrome automatically removes the www, while safari leaves the www but can't open it.

2) restart your local servers:

  • close the Desktop Server window.
  • Reopen Desktop Server.
  • Select "Yes. Restart DesktopServer with privileges". Click Next.
  • Select "Stop or restart the web and database services." Click Next.
  • Select "Restart the web and database services." Click Next.
  • The DesktopServer window will then show a checked box that says "Start web and database services. Done!"

This worked for me, hope it works for you.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,250 Points

It sounds like your site isn't picking up your Wordpress installation properly.

It could be because you need to install and migrate your Wordpress from local development to your server or that you just need to move your files to the root folder of your domain so that it all goes in "public_html" directory which is your root folder.

But it's just occurred to me this course is about local installation to your computer... the same rule applies. Make sure

  • Your Wordpress files are directly inside your wpdemo.dev
  • Access to a local server is switched on i.e. Apache and mySQL