First, when testing a single domain, you should always use localhost and not the IP address of your machine, nor the windows name of your machine. Trust our experience that cookies may act weird on the IP address or the windows name. On localhost they work like they do in real life (on full domain names).

Now, in order to test b2evo on multiple domains all from the development machine, the easiest thing is to set up some fake domains for use in the test URLS.

Open the hosts file with a text editor.

  • On Linux and Mac OS X, this is /etc/hosts. Because the file may be protected, you mat need to type a command like this in your Terminal: sudo nano /private/etc/hosts
  • On Windows XP, this is C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts. You should be able to open the file with Notepad.

This file is where localhost is defined. Like this:

Code       localhost

Add the following lines:

Code  all.b2evotest.loc  a.b2evotest.loc  b.b2evotest.loc  links.b2evotest.loc

Using these domains in the URL will produce the same results as localhost, except cookies won’t be shared…

Note: we recommend using .loc instead of .local as .local may trigger some other protocols like Bonjour.

To tie the blogs to these URLs, you must set their absolute URLs accordingly in the admin.

Created by fplanque • Last edit by fplanque on October 2nd, 2013