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mac work environment

Post by Gosiekeu » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:22 am

Hi,
can you suggest me an environment to work with Joomla on mac?

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Re: mac work environment

Post by AMurray » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:34 am

if you mean you need a local development server environment then I suggest https://www.mamp.info/en/downloads/ and also refer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MAMP for information.

Otherwise, all you need is a web browser to develop your site from your "live" site (or development copy for example in a sub-domain).
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Re: mac work environment

Post by Gosiekeu » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:42 am

Thank you.
Do you think working in the sundomain is not confusing to search engines?

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Re: mac work environment

Post by AMurray » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:15 pm

Do you think working in the subdomain is not confusing to search engines?
Not an SEO expert so couldn't answer that question. I only addressed your original question:
can you suggest me an environment to work with Joomla on mac?
I'm sure lots of developers would use the sub-domain technique, especially if developing for clients, in order to demonstrate the progress of the site build, they'd have to put it on the web.

You could use the meta tag

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<meta name="robots" content="noindex">
to avoid indexing by search engines, which should generally honour this directive.

However, I think the offline method already mentioned - set up a server environment would be best. Then you can transfer the site, when ready, to your live hosting with something like Akeeba Backup and Kickstart, which makes the site copy / transfer process very easy.
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Re: mac work environment

Post by Webdongle » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:19 pm

I prefer to work on localhost it's less confusing to me (don't know about search engines)
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: mac work environment

Post by Gosiekeu » Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:12 pm

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Re: mac work environment

Post by xman-logan » Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:38 pm

The search engines do affect the subdomains, but the fact is that most new developed sites are not SEO optimized it doesn't really matter, the sites will never be on top of search results.

You can always put the site offline while you are developing.

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Re: mac work environment

Post by Webdongle » Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:38 pm

xman-logan wrote:
Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:38 pm
The search engines do affect the subdomains ...
How?
http://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/
https://www.weblinksonline.co.uk/updating-joomla.html
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Re: mac work environment

Post by JAVesey » Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:14 am

I use MAMP.

The free version is adequate for many people but the control over the server environment afforded by MAMP Pro is well-worth the relatively modest outlay.
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Re: mac work environment

Post by xman-logan » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:22 pm

Sorry for the delay on answering your post.

You can put the site Offline: under System=>Global Configuration=>Site Offline = Yes /NO

You can still view the Front Side by supplying the user name and password, or change the Offline Settings to Yes or NO temporarily as needed.

I hope that helps.
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Re: mac work environment

Post by annalns » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:32 am

MAMP free version seems to be fine for us.


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