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Installing locally on Mac--what is "localhost"? (4 posts)

  1. microrganisms
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm using this tutorial to install WordPress on my macbook. The only thing I don't understand is Step 4:

    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:

    How do I find my 'localhost'...?

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    put that address in your browser. substitute "port" for the port number your web server is listening on. probably 8888 or 8080.

    if you've setup everything correctly the install page should come up.

  3. microrganisms
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much! :)

  4. microrganisms
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #


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