How To Install MAMP & WordPress on OS X (MAG 22)

Learn how to install MAMP for Mac OS X; a freeware web server environment that includes PHP, Apache, and MySQL. We’ll also show you how to install WordPress locally on your machine, and teach about symbolic links. (They are the UNIX equivalent of aliases). NEED TO TROUBLESHOOT? Having Problems? Getting errors? Visit macappguide.com for a great troubleshooting video & installation tips! Mac App Guide is a weekly video podcast. Visit macappguide.com for more information, show notes, and to subscribe for free! MAMP www.mamp.info WordPress: wordpress.org Viewer Survey: macappguide.com Episode #22 for July 22, 2009 Mac App Guide is produced by Market Vision Media and distributed by Orange Media Network. marketvisionmedia.com http Thanks For Watching!

25 Comments

  • at 5:40 seconds when you have to put in where you saved the site… I did exactly what you did the whole time but i get an error page (sorry i’m new to this) please help me!

  • @An0nymousHelper Make sure you put the name of your folder (mine was named “mag” but yours can be anything) If you are still having problems, check out the description for a link to some troubleshooting helps!

  • on 03:17 your port: is 8889, but you put 8888 on localhost:8888 and not localhost:8889, how you make this runs?

  • Thank you, great tutorial, have subscribed. So now when I want to purchase a domain name how would I go about moving my site from a test environment to a live one? Thanks in advance!

  • Awesome, I’ve tried several other step by step tutorials but they seem to have left out some of the steps you covered ,great work and thanks.

  • Awesome, I’ve tried several other step by step tutorials but they seem to have left out some of the steps you covered ,great work and thanks.

  • i get a blank page when its supposed to take me to the wordpess install wizard….. i tried it in firefox too, and it also comes up blank 🙁

  • I get this message when I try to open the link like @5:49

    4
    5.1.44;$r5Ptwz|ÿ÷!*O1DDfXdn|Fÿ„Got packets out of order

    What shoudl I do

  • I get this message when I try to open the link like @5:49

    4
    5.1.44;$r5Ptwz|ÿ÷!*O1DDfXdn|Fÿ„Got packets out of order

    What should I do

  • Thanks for a great tutorial yet with due respect i think i ve a bit simpler way to install instead u set the user name and password in wp-config.php u could straight away go the local host start the wp setup later after a step u will find textboxes to put in database name (that u ve defined/created already for wp),username (root) and password(root) and there u go 🙂 ,at times newbies get confused over lil things its better to make it simpler for them. Apart from my input ur tutorial is fabulous

  • @mehrozdurrani You are actually right- since I made this video the folks at WordPress have made the installation process much more user-friendly, and you can now basically just run through their web-based installer without ever editing the files or creating databases. Technology ages quickly! The method demonstrated here still works fine, and the “power users” out there will probably still enjoy doing it this way.

  • @mehrozdurrani You are actually right- since I made this video the folks at WordPress have made the installation process much more user-friendly, and you can now basically just run through their web-based installer without ever editing the files or creating databases. Technology ages quickly! The method demonstrated here still works fine, and the “power users” out there will probably still enjoy doing it this way.

  • Please help me! I followed this to the letter, and yet my wp-admin/install is not working for me 🙁 I did everything exactly as you did, just with a different database name. What could be the problem?

  • does anyone know of another tutorial that shows you how to transfer your wordpress theme that you’ve developed locally to your server??

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