Errors Starting Local by Flywheel

Local By FlywheelI fired up Local by Flywheel again recently to test some changes to a plugin; as it started I received a series of errors:

Error message

Error
Uh-oh! We ran into a hiccup when trying to start the Local Machine.
Unable to start the VM: C:Program FilesOracleVirtualBoxVBoxManage.exe startvm local-by-flywheel --type headless failed:

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Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Conclusion

ApplicationsThis post is part of a series on the Old Calculator for Windows 10 replacement for the default Windows 10 Calculator App.

The Old Calculator for Windows 10 app installs a calculator which looks like the one in Windows 7 and before.

The best reason I ahev for using this replacement, is the speed of launching. I find that apps from the Microsoft Store take so long to load; this replacement starts very quickly (just the the calculator of old).

Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Using the App

ApplicationsThis post is part of a series on the Old Calculator for Windows 10 replacement for the default Windows 10 Calculator App.

With the Old Calculator for Windows 10 app installed, it is accessible from the Windows Start menu:

Search for calc

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Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Installation

ApplicationsThis post is part of a series on the Old Calculator for Windows 10 replacement for the default Windows 10 Calculator App.

The Old Calculator for Windows 10 can be downloaded from Winaero:

Download app from Winaero

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Windows 10 Calculator Replacement: Series Index

ApplicationsTime has flown over the last 12 months. It was this time last year that I complained on Twitter about the new Calculator app in Windows 10 and Steve Endow suggested an alternative called Old Calculator for Windows 10.

Well, I’ve installed it without issue on a few machines since then and not had any issues, so I thought I’d share a little more about this app.

Windows 10 Calculator Replacement
Installation
Using the App
Conclusion

Installing Notepad++: Adding Plugin When Plugin Manager Shows No Plugins

Notepad++I’ve tagged this post into the series I did a while ago on installing Notepad++’ as it came up after I received a new laptop at work and installed Notepad++ again.

I needed to use the Compare plugin, but when I opened the Plugin Manager, no plugins were listed (usually there would be a list of many available plugins):

Plugin Manager - no plugins available

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Local by Flywheel: Review

Local By FlywheelThis post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel.

Over the course of this series, I’ve installed Local by Flywheel, created and tested the default WordPress site and also accessed the local development site from the Internet.

Overall I have been very impressed with Local by Flywheel. It is a very easy installation, flexible yet simple setup and easy enough to access both internally and externally.

It would be nice, in future, to see ClassicPress available as a default install rather than having to either migrate the default WordPress one or manually replace it with ClassicPress, but that might come with time as ClassicPress grows.

Local by Flywheel: Test Updated Site Works

Local By FlywheelThis post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel.

The change to the wp.config file is the last of the changes needed to complete the migration of the live site into Local by Flywheel.

With the complete, you can access the site and test to make sure that everything has migrated correctly.

Local by Flywheel: Update wp.config

Local By FlywheelThis post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel.

The final step of migrating a live site into Local by Flywheel is to change the wp.config file; this is what tells the WordPres site which database to connect and the credentials to do so.

The settings required for the wp.config file can be found on the Database tab in Local by Flywheel:

Database tab showing connection settings

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Local by Flywheel: Upload Own Files

Local By FlywheelThis post is part of the series on Local by Flywheel.

With the database restored, the next step is to upload the files from the live site. I used FileZilla to FTP to the site and download the files.

One you have the files downloaded, they need to be copied to the Local by Flywheel version of the site. The fields are accessible using Windows Explorer. The easiest way to get to the folder, is via the Overview tab. On this tab, click the open button (arrow in circle) below the site name:

Site Overview tab showing the open button.

This will launch Windows Explorer to the Local Sites folder; expand the required site >> app >> public; all of the files in here can be deleted and replaced with the ones downloaded from the live site:

Windows Explorer showing the site

As well as uploading files from a live site, you could also upload the files to transfer your site from WordPress to ClassicPress.