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.