It seems I can't get MAMP to work properly. I have learned databases, SQLphpadmin, the whole thing. I've watched videos on youtube, I've read blogs. I get "packets out of order"
So, how do I build a wordpress site offline to replace one that is live using a host's 1-click app. Is MAMP the only way? Is there anything out there - and not that "How to use MAMP" that is in this forum as I can't get that to work - that can take me through this process?
Every one of the sites I have seen make it all look simple, but when I get to the localhost:8888/nameofsite/wp-admin/install.php I get "Packets out of order."