Create a Local WordPress Site on your Mac

Download MAMP

Download MAMP from

This will download MAMP_MAMP_Pro.pkg

Double click the pkg and follow all the defaults to install both MAMP and MAMP Pro

Configure MAMP

Double Click the MAMP app

Go into MAMP -> Preferences

Download and Install WordPress

go to and click on Get WordPress

Download the latest version

Once downloaded copy the wordpress zip file content to the MAMP WebServer Location

This defaults to Macintosh HD/Applications/MAMP/htdocs

(easiest way to get there – go to MAMP -> Preferences -> WebServer and click on Show in Finder

Start MAMP

Go back to MAMP and click on start servers

This will open your browser to http://localhost:8888/MAMP/?language=English

Open http://localhost:8888 and you will be redirected to the WordPress setup page at http://localhost:8888/wp-admin/setup-config.php

Setup a Database for WordPress

to to MAMP Dashboard and click on Open Webstart Page

In the browser window select TOOLS -> PHPMYADMIN

Databases tab -> Create database -> Name: wordpressdb

click Create

This creates a completely empty database

Go Back to WordPress Configuration Page

http://localhost:8888 will redirect to http://localhost:8888/wp-admin/setup-config.php

English – UK


Let’s go!

Provide Database Details

  • Name: wordpressdb
  • Username: root
  • Password: root
  • Database Host: localhost
  • Table Prefix: wp_


Run the installation

Install WordPress

Log in


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