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  • Hello, I need some help installing and getting MAMP to run. I’ve watched several tutorials now on how to install and run MAMP, and I still can’t seem to get it to work.

    After installing MAMP It allows me to go to the start page where it tells me I’m successfully running MAMP. I then proceeded to to phpMYadmin page where I created my new database titled JustinCrawford_wp. I then drag wordpress into the Mamp/htdocs/JustinCrawford_wp folder I created. When I then try and access localhost:8888 page I’m greeted with Error establishing a database connection. Am I missing a step? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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  • you need to update your database setting in the wp-config.php file in the root of your host. This will have a setting for the username, password, database name and database host name. See here..

    Make sure the folder path in the Mamp settings matches where you put wordpress. Also make sure your path is right localhost:8888/JustinCrawford_wp/ if that is where the WP files are at.

    I’d reinstall MAMP and keep and eye on where you are installing. ( the path )
    Mine is saved in my “Applications”

    Make sure to check your wp-config and make appropriate changes ( as stated above by alvaw )

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