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Cant Install On Mac (5 posts)

  1. Caligulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What does this mean? "Lastly, we've got to run WordPress' famous 5-minute install. Visit your local site (localhost:port or localhost:port/wordpress), and enter the following information into the database setup form:"

    I don't know how to visit my local site, and I can't find a database setup form.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    use your web browser to open
    example:
    http://localhost:3360/wordpress
    then you will see the form

  3. Caligulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for trying but sorry I don't get what that means. I was recommended by someone at GoDaddy that I try wordpress. I installed something called MAMP on my computer and got to step 4 of the MAC installation which says the following:

    Step 4: Downloading and Installing WordPress

    Now it's time to download WordPress. Once you've downloaded and unzipped the WordPress download, open up the "wordpress" folder. Click and drag all of the files from the wordpress folder to your MAMP document root (I use /Users/USERNAME/Sites/wordpress/).

    Lastly, we've got to run WordPress' famous 5-minute install. Visit your local site (localhost:port or localhost:port/wordpress), and enter the following information into the database setup form:

    database name: wordpress
    database host/server: localhost
    database user: root
    database password: root

    I spent 5 hours last night trying to figure out the famous 5 minute download. Nothing has ever made me feel quite this stupid in my entire life.

  4. Caligulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I don't have any clue what any of this stuff I am doing means. I am just following the directions on the WordPress.Org article titles "Installing WordPress Locally on Your Mac With MAMP" The directions seems outdated as I downloaded MAMP and there is no option to only install the basic program as far as I can tell basic and Pro come together. The directions also say "On the PHP tab, select PHP version 5. The PHP minimum requirement for WordPress was raised to 5.2.4+ in version 3.2." There is no option for version 5. There is version 5.2.17 and version 5.3.6

  5. Caligulus
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I watched this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-f962hvUOlQ&feature=related None of this is working for me. I type in localhost and it says unable to connect.

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