Ok I need laymens terms going forward as I am not a coder, am a photographer. :)
For the last few nights I've been trying in vain to follow the 'how to's' on installing WP on my Mac, so I can sort out the mess that is my new website, after I transferred it to a new domain name.
I installed MAMP 2.1.1 and followed guidelines from: http://egalo.com/2012/05/15/clone-live-wordpress-to-local-env/ on chaning the 'localhost' url to a familiar one e.g. http://mywebsitedev.co.uk
I used FTP to download my root directory from my webhost, including the current install of WP and I logged into PHPmyadmin and downloaded my database as an .sql file.
I went to MAMP and PHPmyadmin, which I'd installed there and created a new DB table as per instructions and imported my database file downloaded above. It said 72 items had been successfully imported (or something like). I can see them in the table.
My port is currently set to 80 for Apache and 8889 for MYSQL. I'll describe what I see in each of the key url's.
Ok on my main domain name (changed in terminal from localhost:8888 to mysitedev.co.uk) so on page http://mywebsitedev.co.uk I see my logo and a html list of my page names and media file names in hiercharchy. If you click into anything though, you just get : Not Found
The requested URL />/fine-art_editorial/fine-art-gallery/ was not found on this server.
If I enter: http://mywebsitedev.co.uk/MAMP I see the MAMP interface and '
Welcome to MAMP
If you can see this page, MAMP is installed
on your Mac and everything is working!' I can go to the tabs like PHPmyadmin and see my database, click into it and see files listed from WP.
BUT if I go to http://mywebsitedev.co.uk/wp-admin I cannot get into the admin panel of WordPress to do anything to my site. Therefore I can't get to the part on Fixing the WordPress URLs and beyond, which is in the dashboard and settings!
I checked in my System pref's /sharing that I wasn't sharing any other sites using web sharing before I changed my port number.
I am stuck now. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!