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getting it installed on a mac (7 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hello!

    I am trying to install wordpress on my mac and cannot find the file I click to install. Please help me find it!

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    /wp-admin/install.php

    You have to run that in your browser

  3. NC@WP
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Before you install WordPress, you heed to install an HTTP server (usually, Apache) with PHP support, as well as MySQL database server. Have you done that?

    WordPress is not a desktop application; it is supposed to run on top of an HTTP server and store data in a database. So there is no file you "click to install"; you install WordPress by unzipping the installation archive into your HTTP server's document root (or a directory under it) and running the install script through your Web browser.

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have PHP and mySQL on the server so, do I just move the whole folder on the server. If not which file do I move on the server?

  5. macsoft3
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    >do I just move the whole folder

    Content only including wp-admin, wp-content, wp-includes, index.php, wp-register.php...

    Some people make mistakes by dragging and dropping the whole folder that they get after decompressing the zip file.

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    rrreeefff - seriously - read the installation guide, rather than asking others to talk you through it. The description is pretty clear and easy to follow - it's all here

    The only trouble is, you might do all this and it might still not work - as in my case - in which case, come back here :-)

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    the reason why I am posting on here is because I did read the installation guide and it still did not work.

    Thanks!

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