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[resolved] Cannot get to LocalHost WordPress Start up page in browser (7 posts)

  1. Craig Fisher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Current site is in Joomla so I have worked with MAMP and CMS platforms but I want look into rebuilding it in Word Press as I like the interface. I have loaded the most current WordPress program (all in htdocs of MAMP) and installed my MAMP (Mac OS X 10.6.8). I have a working virtual server running with both Apache and Mysql working. Data base is created in phpmyadmin but there are NO TABLES (is that right?).
    Here's where I hang up after typing in http://localhost:8888/wordpress in Google Chrome, the portal clocks and times out( "webpage not available". Safari the same.

    I checked my Apache logs and they are giving me this..

    [Thu Aug 16 11:15:50 2012] [notice] caught SIGTERM, shutting down
    [Thu Aug 16 11:15:51 2012] [notice] Digest: generating secret for digest authentication ...
    [Thu Aug 16 11:15:51 2012] [notice] Digest: done
    [Thu Aug 16 11:15:51 2012] [notice] Apache/2.2.22 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.22 OpenSSL/0.9.8r DAV/2 PHP/5.4.4 configured -- resuming normal operations
    [Thu Aug 16 11:15:53 2012] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] File does not exist: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/wordpress/wordpress

    I have been working on it for 3 days, combing through the "Local host Install forum" without luck. I would welcome a suggestion as I have yet to see the WordPress installation screen. Thanks for your help.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you run wp-admin/install.php?

  3. Craig Fisher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure if I understand. "Run wp-admin/install.php?"
    Is this part of the installation process that I overlooked?

  4. Craig Fisher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Should I change any settings in the MAMP phpMyAdmin localhost interface?
    Example "settings" "synchronize" etc.

  5. kjodle
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Not sure if I understand. "Run wp-admin/install.php?"
    Is this part of the installation process that I overlooked?

    Apparently. When you run the install routine, it sets up WordPress to connect with the database and set up tables.

    You'll need to know the database name, host, username, and password.

  6. Craig Fisher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's where I am confused. I have a database name called "wordpress" (along with
    information_schema
    mysql
    performance_schema
    which have tables.
    I did my 3rd fresh install and am still not seeing any tables in my "wordpress" Data base.
    I saw a file called "install.php" in my admin folder but there seems to be no way to to run it in any of my browsers.
    database name, host, username, and password are all placed in my wp-config.php (using dreamweaver as a text edit)
    I know I'm missing something very rudimentary here.

  7. Craig Fisher
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I may have found the error
    User is "root" not "admin"

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