I installed MAMP on my mac with no problem, Servers running green light and I I set the the ports to the default numbers. I accessed the start page and created a database on phpMyAdmin.
I copied a fresh download of wordpress to my user/myname/Sites/wordpress on my server. Then I opened the config-sample.php file and set the database to the same name that I created on the phpMyAdmin page, user to 'root' password to 'root'.
When I go to localhost/80/wordpress (which turned out to be localhost/wordpress) in my browser I get this message:
"Not Found - The requested URL /wordpress was not found on this server."
I've goon through this bulletin board but nothing seems to match this exact situation. I've tried deleting the local database and recreating it, ( and updating the config.php file) to no avail.
Also tried changing the port numbers to 8888 and 8889--that gives me just a big Error Message with the yellow triangle.
Can someone out there please help me out? I'm new at this and all I can do is follow the instruction as written and if they don't work then I'm just up a creek.