Create a Local WordPress Site on your Mac


Download MAMP

Download MAMP from www.mamp.info

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 https://wordpress.org/ 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

Submit

Let’s go!

Provide Database Details

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

Submit

Run the installation

Install WordPress

Log in

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