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One of the most popular reasons to have a server these days is to run a blog on it. Using an install of WordPress is one of the easiest ways to do this.

This video tutorial shows you how to install wordpress by using MAMP. It’s very simple.

Movie Link: Install WordPress On Your Mac Using MAMP

Shownotes:
- MAMP- Our post on FreeMacWare explaining MAMP
- WordPress.org- the free wordpress install
-Macminicolo.net- turn your Mac mini into a server and share your blog with the world

57 Responses to “Mac Server Series: Install WordPress On Your Mac Using MAMP”

  1. Glenn Kerbein Says:

    There’s a commercial version of MAMP called MAMP PRO, which is free until the end of January. The advantage of using the PRO version is that it works with DynDNS, and doesn’t allow just any visitor to see the WebStart page and access the phpMyAdmin page.

  2. Don Deskins Says:

    There is a much, much better program called XAMPP:
    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-macosx.html
    Much more features that MAMP and is free.

  3. josh Says:

    I’m having difficulty getting this page to appear to an outside computer. I set the port to 80 and can access the page from the browser on the local host, but when I turn on personal web sharing the page is no longer available. what am I doing wrong.

  4. Administrator Says:

    @josh, if you can see the page on http://localhost but not outside of your house, your ISP may be blocking port 80.

  5. Darren Says:

    Don – XAMPP looks good, but it doesn’t sound like it’s ready for prime time on the Mac yet: “WARNING: This version of XAMPP is still in the first steps of development. Use at you own risk!” (from the site).

    Also, XAMPP looks like it needs to be started and stopped from the command line on OS X. MAMP has nice graphical tools for that.

    But XAMPP looks like it will eventually be better – it has Perl, plus more libraries etc. Keep an eye on it!

  6. Anita Says:

    Hi,
    I’ve installed MAMP and WP successfully on my Mac, but no MAMP/WP/Mac web tutorial goes past the install and open it in the WP admin console part. I’m able to view my local site through the WP admin console, but can’t seem to get Dreamweaver’s Manage site settings correct in order to view each separate .php file in a browser or see code edits as i go. The Preview in browser menu option won’t work because it says my URL isn’t valid and can’t be loaded. I also don’t know how to test database, etc. but was hoping someone could at least look at my info below and see if the info entered makes sense for the items listed. Please?

    Below, I’ve typed in my Mangage Sites edits window settings in Dreamweaver:

    **Local Info window:**
    Local Root folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:wordpress:
    (followed a tutorial on this)

    Links relative to: Site root
    HTTP address: http://localhost:8888/wordpress/

    (A wp test theme site shows up here fine, but I’m not familiar with the site root setting. How do i get the links in my local site code not to show the full path [img src="http://localhost:8888/wordpress/images/header_1.jpg"] , but only show [/images/header_1.jpg etc.? I’m pretty sure I’m supposed to use site root this time instead of relative to document, but it adds the full URL paths to my links, which isn’t what I’d want)

    **Remote Info window:**
    Access: Local/Network
    Remote folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:htdocs:wordpress:

    (do i go deeper into my :wp-content:themes: folder or stop here?)

    **Testing Server window:**
    Server Model: PHP MySQL
    Access: Local/Network
    Testing server folder: Macintosh HD:Applications:MAMP:db:mysql:wordpress:

    (I have no idea if this is the right path. Do i stop here? Also, what is the URL prefix link below? The Mac uses “:” instead of “/” when i browse for the testing server. I don’t know what the URL for it would be then.)

    URL Prefix: http://Macintosh HD/

    (With my info listed above, do I touch this one? The Dreamweaver note says the URL Prefix is the location of the site’s root folder on the application server. do i edit it to something??)

    I’d really appreciate any info, thanks!

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  8. Softwarebomber Says:

    You should try out XAMPP instead, its free and have lots of options.

  9. steve Says:

    I’ve followed these tutorials and everything works great! I’m using DynDNS and have http://www.mydomain.com/ going to Apache on port 80. How do I get http://blog.mydomain.com/ to go to MAMP on port 8888?

  10. Alex Says:

    I’m having difficulty getting this page to appear to an outside computer. I set the port to 80 and can access the page from the browser on the local host, but when I turn on personal web sharing the page is no longer available. what am I doing wrong.

  11. Adam Says:

    I found your blog via Google while searching for and your post regarding Free Mac Blog looks very interesting for me

  12. Jhon SEO Smith Says:

    Hmm. I\’ve seen this before, and believe it won\’t work. Try to check this out also.

  13. cinematahoe Says:

    I’m having difficulty getting this page to appear to an outside computer. I set the port to 80 and can access the page from the browser on the local host, but when I turn on personal web sharing the page is no longer available. what am I doing wrong.

  14. Cheap Computer Memory Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. I was ondering how to detup my own server :)

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    I’ve been looking all over the Internet for a way to do this. Thanks for sharing and making my day even better! :-)

  16. alex Says:

    thank you admin

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  18. Keighley Says:

    Nice to see some good freeware for the mac

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  20. Michael Says:

    Usefull!

  21. pate Says:

    Thank you a hundred times. How easy could it get!

  22. SpiderSavvy Says:

    I’m going to try it. Thanks!

  23. zaarco Says:

    Can we have more info about the pro version ?

    Thanks in advence.

  24. kookimebux Says:

    Hello. And Bye. :)

  25. FX Says:

    I followed your tutorial and it work the first time I tried it. I don’t think that has ever happened before. Thanks for the great post, it was a real big help,

  26. toni Says:

    thanks

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  29. beats Says:

    thanks for the tutorial. I still have a lot to learn.

  30. DOMIAMONCOIGE Says:

    very intresting

  31. Shantiman Says:

    Like FX said above, I just followed the tutorial and everything worked. Fantastic Great for php/mysql noobs like me. Many thanks :)

  32. scott Says:

    Ok, I have no idea about any of this. I am a total newb and this is seemingly over my head. Installation I have had no issues with.

    I was able to even log in and add widgets with the WordPress admin.

    I tried to map the domain to my domain name and all hell broke loose.

    Now I have zero access. I cannot even recreate the database in a new name and reinstall.

    Is there any hope to reinstall this or do I have to just leave it to a hosting company?

  33. pat d Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  39. Nicv Says:

    OK, I get this, but how do we publish the wordpress for public access? Do we need to shift the MAMP to Sites Folder?

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  41. nol Says:

    does MAMP interfere with previous installations of MySQL and Apache?
    im running this on a MAC. os x 10.5

  42. shared web site hosting Says:

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  43. Rob Says:

    Upload settings to linux server
    I’ve installed MAMP and everything works just as promised. My local WP site looked and worked perfectly. Then all went bad when I uploaded the site to a GoDaddy linux server.

    I had my developer friend look at it and he said all line endings were being ignored. My settings locally were for MAC/linux, not Windows line endings. Is this the problem? Should I change my line endings to Windows? I can find no documentation on the web about these types of issues. I’m using Coda, MAMP and Sequel Pro.

    Please advise what line ending settings should be used. Obviously it’s not the default settings.

    Thanks

  44. rufwork Says:

    @Rob I can’t imagine the linux server being that finnicky, but try changing the line endings with TextWrangler (assuming Coda can’t do it for you — though I bet it can. Email Panic support and they’ll let you know what to do pretty quickly) and see what happens.

    @FOR EVERYONE POSTING HERE IN 2009+ —-

    MAMP development stopped quite a while ago. Its built-in commercials link to dead pages, even. ;^) More to my point, it doesn’t tell you what on line a php page mis-parses. That is a pain.

    I believe XAMPP is the preferred AMP-ige for Mac now. YMMV, but it remains in development, afaict.

  45. Bryan Norton Says:

    Thanks for this! I spent a day trying to get WP set up on my Mac… I’m new to it. I finally got stuck at the wp-config.php bit at the end. This video got me running literally in the 5 minutes I spent watching it. Thanks again for putting this out there!

    BN

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