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  • I installed MAMP on my mac with no problem, Servers running green light and I I set the the ports to the default numbers. I accessed the start page and created a database on phpMyAdmin.

    I copied a fresh download of wordpress to my user/myname/Sites/wordpress on my server. Then I opened the config-sample.php file and set the database to the same name that I created on the phpMyAdmin page, user to ‘root’ password to ‘root’.

    When I go to localhost/80/wordpress (which turned out to be localhost/wordpress) in my browser I get this message:
    “Not Found – The requested URL /wordpress was not found on this server.”

    I’ve goon through this bulletin board but nothing seems to match this exact situation. I’ve tried deleting the local database and recreating it, ( and updating the config.php file) to no avail.
    Also tried changing the port numbers to 8888 and 8889–that gives me just a big Error Message with the yellow triangle.

    Can someone out there please help me out? I’m new at this and all I can do is follow the instruction as written and if they don’t work then I’m just up a creek.

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  • Yeah, so this is what you need to do.

    1. Start MAMP, and put in your password to active the servers.
    2. visit localhost/phpmyadmin, or click on the starter page button inside the mamp dialog box.
    3. create a database and name it anything you like. be sure you copy it, or write it down because it is case sensitive.
    4. Now, open up your applications folder from inside finder, or how ever you get to the applications folder. Find mamp and open that folder. inside of it there is a folder called HTDOCS.
    5. This is where you are going to unzip wordpress into. or you can unzip wordpress to your desktop, rename the folder and then drag it into /applications/mamp/htdocs/
    6. now, simply type this into the address bar of your browser. localhost/ and put the name of the folder. ‘localhost/test’
    7. Here you will see the set up for wordpress page. there will be a button that says “configure”. its the only button you can click.
    8. then it will tell you you need to define the 4 basic’s of wordpress. click ok or configure, again the only button you can click.
    9. Now you will be taken to a place where you can type in the name if the database, or the one you just created, the username is going to be ROOT and the password is going to be ROOT as well. leave everything else alone.
    10. now click set up, or configure, and then it will ask you to name the site, define a username and password, email and if you want google to index your site. click install and then youshould be good to go.
    11. I hope this helps you.

    I put in localhost/(foldername) and nothing happened still, any hints?

    I’ve already follwed the steps that KrashKartMedia suggested. Basically, once I get to localhost/foldername (in my case localhost/essencia) I just get a message that says
    “Not Found
    The requested URL /essencia was not found on this server.”

    I’ve even tried localhost:8888/foldername. Still I get the same “Not Found” message.

    try => localhost:8888/wp-admin/install.php

    this may also be of assistance:

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