Can't login to my localhost testing server- wants me to install wordpress again? (5 posts)

  1. spri3334
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm trying to set up wordpress on my mac to locally test my themes. I set up MAMP, created my database, and downloaded and installed wordpress in the htdocs folder of MAMP. Everything was perfect— after installing wordpress, I could login to my dashboard and play around with the themes just as I wanted.

    But after I closed everything out for the day and tried to resume the next day, when I tried to login to the localhost dashboard, it's trying to make me install wordpress again. I'm not sure why it's doing that since it was working perfectly yesterday. So I tried to download it again and of course it gave me this huge error message saying it's already installed and that I should just login. So I try to login and nothing happens. It just stays on that same page, even when I clicked on the 'forgot password' link nothing happened.

    So I tried everything I could think of to fix it: clearing all the cookies, reinstalling wordpress and basically doing everything over again, but nothing works. I'm completely lost, so if anyone can be of any help I'd be grateful!

  2. thenaturalback
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I have exactly the same issue. I am not technical which is why I have mac. I hope someone can shed some light onto us.

    Anything I open such as MAMP, htdocs, admin etc comes up as text edit file with no way to login/password.

    Thanks in advance to our saviours

  3. thenaturalback
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok so pressing any old buttons now.

    Remembered widget on dashboard and 'opened' which leads me to mamp admin type page with http://localhost:8888/MAMP/ in the local browser window.

    Stuck again now

  4. thenaturalback
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have done it but I will apologise for my rubbish explanation. I get a wee bit frustrated.

    From my last post I got to mamp admin panel but still couldnt get to my test site.

    I then picked from my history drop down list to my wordpress site from last night when I knew it was working fine and quel surprise i have it back.

    I will keep page open or bookmarked or something until i then have to learn how to get it live on my host site.

    Bon Chance

  5. daveyh
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem but, sadly, without a bookmarked localhost page.

    thanks so much

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