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Use a Local Development Environment with Multisite

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  • 0:03
    with Addison Berry
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    One of the difficulties
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    of working with multisite that you might not be aware of until you get
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    trapped in it is trying to work locally
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    or on a development site with your multisite installation.
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    Everything is set up just so, dependent on the web server.
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    So you have your domain names, your Apache web server, virtual hosts.
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    Everything needs to point to the right place
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    on the right server in order for this to work.
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    That can cause some problems when you move it to another site,

Use a Local Development Environment with Multisite


If we want to do development work on the university multisite, we need to do a few things to have this run smoothly in a local development environment with all of those URLs. The sites.php file is going to let us define aliases for the site configuration folders in /sites. In this tutorial we'll explain why local development with multisite is tricky, and how to get it set up properly.

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example.sites.php (