- FTP the files to your localhost directory.
- Import the the MySQL dump of the live site.
- Change the “wp-config.php” file settings to reflect your new hosting information.
- Lastly run the following SQL statements to update links in the database.
The first update command didn’t work for me. I believe the person who set up the changed the default home page to be something else. I fixed this by going into the database, and under the table wp-options I was able to set this manually. I then logged into the back-end of the site and under Settings >> General. I manually typed in my localhost address in the “Site Address (URL)” field.
I found the following link that helped me out.
I hope this helps someone else out there….