A first experience with RootsRoots provides a few directions on how to get started which I'm currently working through. The first thing you notice is that this is installed like many other themes. First you need to install WordPress by creating a database and running its installer. Using Apache I can create a virtual host:
Listen 8081 <VirtualHost *:8081> DocumentRoot /var/www/html3 </VirtualHost>
Now that path on my Linux system is available at http://127.0.0.1:8081, or http://localhost:8081. After installing 'node.js' and grunt, I can drag the Roots theme into the WordPress templates folder, after which I can install the template from the administrator panel. Of course, I edited 'style.css' to reflect that this site was to be authored by myself.
To make a long story short I had to update my Apache virtual host configuration file and restart the server:
Listen 8081 <VirtualHost *:8081> DocumentRoot /var/www/html3 <Directory /var/www/html3> AllowOverride All </Directory> </VirtualHost>
I'll update this as I continue my peek into Roots.
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