Migrate your WordPress.com blog to your local machine


Download MAMP

Configure MAMP

  • Go into MAMP -> Preferences
  • General Tab
    • Check Everything
      • Start Servers
      • Check for updates
      • Open WebSTart page
      • Stop Servers
  • Ports Tab
    • Defaults
      • Apache Port: 8888
      • Nginx Port: 8888
      • MySQL Port: 8889
  • PHP Tab
    • Defaults
  • Web Server
    • Apache
    • Document Root
      – select a suitable folder location to store your WordPress Site – e.g WebServers
  • MySQL
    • defaults
  • Cloud
    • defaults

Download and Install WordPress

  • go to https://wordpress.org/ and click on Get WordPress
  • Download the latest version
  • copy the wordpress zip file to your WebServers folder. Expand it to get WordPress folder

Start Server

  • Open MAMP
  • start servers

Setup WordPress Database

  • Go to MAMP Dashboard and click on Open Webstart Page
  • In the browser window select TOOLS -> PHPMYADMIN
  • Databases Tab
  • Create database
  • Name: e.g. skills421db

Configure WordPress

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
  • SiteTitle: your site title – e.g Skills421
  • Username: – e.g. johndunning
  • Password
  • Your email
  • Search Engine Visibility – ignore – unchecked
  • Install WordPress

Log In to WordPress

  • Username: as above
  • Password: as above

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