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 In this tutorial we will show you how to setup WordPress on your Mac using local server. The whole process is divided into few steps so that both beginners and pro-users can easily install WordPress manually.

Prepare.

MAMP is an application for creating a personal web server on your local system. To start a local installation of WordPress, you need to download MAMP and WordPress. Here are the download links:

https://www.mamp.info/en/downloads/

https://wordpress.org/download/

Step 1: Installing MAMP

After downloading MAMP, install it as any other application for Mac. Once MAMP is installed, open it and start the server to see if it works (located at /Applications/MAMP/MAMP.app)

Step 2: MAMP settings

The application offers several options for customization when you click Preferences button.

Click “Ports” to see default ports: 8888 for Apache, and 8889 for MySQL

Set MAMP ports to default.
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Step 3: Launching MAMP and creating a Database

In MAMP click on Go to the main page, click on phpMyAdmin, then click Database - to create a new database. To understand the process, look at the screenshot:

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sml_wp - is an example name to create a database, you can use anything, if you want. Just remember this name, because we need it to complete the WordPress configuration.

Step 4: Installing WordPress on your Mac

Now you need to unzip the WordPress file that you downloaded, go to the Finder in Applications → MAMP → htdocs and copy the files from the WordPress folder. So, as shown in the screenshot:

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In htdocs folder rename wp-config-sample.php into wp-config.php and open it - you will need to enter data about the database and the user.

Open wp-config.php file and add following data:

  • DB_NAME: the database you created, in our case: sml_wp
  • DB_USER: root
  • DB_PASSWORD: root

Here is a screenshot of our wp-config file after editing:

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Now save the file. In your browser, type http: // localhost, you should see the WordPress installation window. Just give the site a name, administrator login and password, email address and click Install WordPress.

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Success! Now local WordPress blog is installed on your Mac.

P.S.
You can always add a Theme by accessing htdocs / wp-content / themes or Plugin by accessing htdocs / wp-content / plugins in the MAMP folder on your Mac.




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