I'm developing a WordPress site on my Mac, running OS X 10.6.4. I'm using OS X's built-in Apache server to run the site locally during development. I've set up WordPress and connected it to OS X's MySQL with no problems. The site seems to work fine, and I can post, edit, etc.
The WordPress installation is in a folder called
I've also customized my
.hosts file and Apache's
httpd-vhosts.conf file, to redirect requests for mysite.dev to this folder. So when I enter
http://mysite.dev in a browser window, the site loads. No problems here.
So I can access the site, in a browser, from two different addresses,
Here's what's weird: When I go to
http://mysite.dev, the WordPress site loads normally. When I go to
http://localhost/~Gabe/mysite.dev/, WordPress can't find any posts from the database: It gives me the "Sorry, no posts met your criteria" message (which is built into the theme for when a search for posts returns nothing). N.B.: Apache processes the PHP code normally in both cases -- but in one case WordPress can get posts from MySQL, and in the other case it can't.
My first thought was that this was a problem with WordPress's configuration, so I changed the WordPress URL to
http://localhost/~Gabe/mysite.dev/, but this made no difference.
I don't understand why using the two addresses produces different results. Any help appreciated.
(Here's why I care, in case you're wondering: I want to preview the site in BBEdit's web preview window, and BBEdit will only load the site via the