Live Help Setting Up WordPress? (4 posts)

  1. livingeminence
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I followed all of the instructions and still am getting a database error. Im stuck and really want to learn how to set this up. I have MAMP and have gone through all of the steps but to no avail. What is the best way to get help? Im not super tech savy so I need a step by step. Can someone walk me through it on the phone?

    Thank you so much!


  2. brasofilo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    have you created a database in phpMyAdmin?

    if you had, then it's listed on the left panel, if you haven't then do it in the MySQL localhost -> Create new database field box that appears at the frontpage of phpMyAdmin
    - use a simple name, all lowercase, and fill in the DB_NAME with it
    - all the rest is MAMP default info, unless you changed user/pass in MAMP itself

    define('DB_NAME', 'MAMP-DATABASE');
    define('DB_USER', 'root');
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'root');
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
  3. livingeminence
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thank you for the help brasofilo, I did this and now mySQL server won't start. Any ideas why?

    Thank you again,


  4. brasofilo
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi Angela,

    when you open MAMP or MAMP PRO there's the servers status (apache and mysql), you can start/stop them there

    i think normally MAMP activates them at system startup, if not check the preferences and activate this feature

    the instructions i gave you don't have nothing to do with a non-starting server...

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