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Working with MAMP and multiple sites (21 posts)

  1. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I didn't want to do the multiple site install. I think I've got everything setup (as it appears to be running) for NUMBER1 site.

    First, the set up:
    1. I first created the database through MAMP for site Number 1. I called that database Number 1.

    2.I created a folder for NUMBER1 site up in users/mycomputer/sites/NUMBER1. This is where the wordpress files now live.

    This is also the location for the Apache Document root.
    2. I also created a folder for NUMBER2 site in users/mycomputername/sites/NUMBER2.

    Here are my questions:
    3. Do I copy all the wordpress files into the NUMBER2 folder just like I did for NUMBER1?

    4. Do I launch MAMP and have to manually change the document root from NUMBER1 to NUMBER2 each time I want to work on the individual sites? Is this how I do it?

    Or, have I over complicated all this. Imean, don't I just sign on with a username and password somehow now?

    5. Or, how do I create another wordpress site now? What about the localhost:8888?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do I copy all the wordpress files into the NUMBER2 folder just like I did for NUMBER1?

    Yes. And set up a 2nd database and re-run the install.

    Do I launch MAMP and have to manually change the document root from NUMBER1 to NUMBER2 each time I want to work on the individual sites? Is this how I do it?

    You should just be able to navigate directly to each of the sites.

  3. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I navigate to each of the sites? I'm putting in the name of the site and password and it's shaking at me! :-)

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    http://michaeldoig.net/4/installing-mamp-and-wordpress.htm

    And please stop posting every few minutes!

  5. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just got some sort of response from ESMI which is nothing but the home page of the forum so that doesn't help at all. I appreciate the attempt but sending me the forum's home page is worthless. To respond to your question why are you asking the question? There should be a step by step answer.
    Click on this.
    find this.
    do this.
    go to this.
    That's what I'm trying to find out.
    I downloaded the wordpress softwoare into a folder on my computer, and launched the mamp and everything is great and created a database and all is wonderful and life is stupendous now how do I edit this new site?

    wp-admin/
    locahouse 8888
    click here
    go to the folder
    click this
    do that

    I am not seeing this at all as you can see.
    :-)

    Go to harddrive.
    scroll down to this folder
    click on this.
    or,
    launch browser,
    enter localhost8888:/wp-admin
    then enter username and password (except this doesn't work).
    so, if that isn't correct
    what?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Go and check that link again! It is not the home page to a forum!

  7. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Excuse me but you are sending me a post that is worthless. I DID ALL THAT already.

    I'm posting every few minutes because I'm frustrated and trying to get help not some lame posting to a site that doesn't help me.

    If you can't help, then just admit it and say you can't and dont' understand the question. Sending me how to load MAMP after I've successfully done that merely shows a lack of understanding of the question; or, this is a computer responding to a computer.

    In any event, I appreciate you responding but it isn't an answer to the question.

    Do you like blue?
    Answer: Here is a post on why the sky is blue.
    \

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you run http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php? If so, you already know where your site is on the local machine.

    Now if you navigate to http://localhost:8888/wordpress/ you should see your default installation of WordPress.

    From the "useless post" that I sent you to.

  9. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    unable to connect
    I ran the install.
    It worked three days ago.
    I created two databases for the two different sites.
    I launch mamp and see the info for the site I want to work on.
    That's all I remember.

    Maybe this is an easier way to get there from here.

    i'm sitting in front of the computer.
    i'm staring at my home screen.
    what do I do next?
    I'm on a mac.

  10. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you run http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php? If so, you already know where your site is on the local machine.

    No I don't.
    I'm stupid.
    I see there is a folder that has the site on it.
    Don't have a clue how to work on it.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you run the install script for WordPress - not MAMP?

  12. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes

  13. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    what do I click on to launch the program? from where?

  14. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Getting "Packets out of order"
    Have copied wordpress into MAMP/htdocs
    Have the other two sites under username/sites/site1 for example
    have the documentary root set on MAMP as username/sites/site1
    The apache setting is 8888; the mysql setting is 8889
    The config file is Site1, localhost: or localhost:8888 or localhost:8889 (have tried all) I have tried localhost:8888/site1 with a slash at the end, without a slash at the end, with http:// and without
    I have made sure the config file is not still called config sample
    I have green lights on MAMP stating everything downloaded properly.

    I get "Packets out of order" if I attempt to make the three changes in the config file. I have not made any changes in any other information in the config sample file. I don't want to know or learn that. I just want to build a wordpress site offline, than upload the files later using ftp fetch.

    Guess that is way too much to ask. Thank you for your help and support but "this isn't working or it doesn't work or it isn't as elegantly simple as it's made out to be" apparently isn't an answer.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've not used MAMP (I use Apache on Windows) but "Packets out of order" sounds like an issue with your server.

  16. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    wouldn't that be mamp? the server?

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes.

  18. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Apparently there are a number of people having this issue; I'm on their forum awaiting an answer as are others.

  19. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just to share with others since I wasn't able to get any help with this. And this is what we mean by steps. For example, step #6 took about 20 more minutes that it should have because "DELETE" isn't a choice. CREATE is. Not DELETE. So, I had to google "deleting a php database" in a couple ways to get the step.

    1. Trashed the wordpress files.
    2. Moved the folder for SITE1 to Applications/MAMP/htdocs/SITE1.
    3. Changed the documentary root to the above in MAMP.
    4. Unzipped the WordPress files and put them in the folder.
    5. Opened the wp-configsample and changed the info as required. Made sure it was localhost:8889
    6. Then, I deleted the database in phpMyAdmin by going to the far right side, choosing DUMP and DESTROY.
    7. Then I made a new one. Called it the same thing.
    8. Now, when I launched the wp-admin.install.php I actually got the drop down window with the correct information.
    9. Made a new user name, password.

    The site is working in localhost:8888.
    There is a squirrelly thing I will try to get an answer to, but at least I can now work on the site.

    Hope this helps others.

  20. annettejk
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can get one site working just fine, but I can't set up two and get to either one. What forum are you on awaiting enlightenment?

  21. jamesgangcreative
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    :-) I don't think we should hold our breath. I think it's another case of "well if you don't know I am not going to tell you because that makes me an expert."

    I answered you with what I think may work on the other site. Changing the mamp doc root each time. See if that will work.

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