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wp-admin/install.php issues MAMP / Mac local host (3 posts)

  1. Dillx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have followed all the instructions for installing wordpress locally on a mac using Mamp.

    When I try and open the install.php file using firefox or safari it asks what application to open the file with, then just opens another window and asks the same question.

    If I try ie then it takes forever (still hasnt finished) apparently 'getting info for install.php'

    What else can I try ?

  2. Dillx
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When you say I need to “open http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php” do you mean open it in a browser?
    -Everything you run in MAMP should start http://localhost:8888/ this is sort of like www, then you’ll add the name of the folder you are trying to access in the htdocs folder. So it will be http://localhost:8888/wordpress. Everything you add after that will take you to a different file in the wordpress folder. By opening the http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php you set the connection between the database (mysql) and the WordPress site (php). /wp-admin/install.php is just shorthand.

    from http://michaeldoig.net/4/installing-wordpress-locally-using-mamp.htm

  3. arkgroup
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Dillx,

    Yes, you should open Safari first and then type http://localhost:8888/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php in the address bar to run the installation.

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