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  • hello there. don’t know how to set up mamp. wordpress instructions are for people who know at least a little I guess 🙂
    what’s the deal with the “ports”?
    “”The default MAMP ports are 8888 for Apache, and 8889 for MySQL. If you use this configuration, you shouldn’t get asked for your password, but you’d need to include the port number in the URL (localhost:8888).””
    Yeah.. I’d loke to use this configuration.. but what is URL? what exactly should I include in the URL?? and how to do it??
    another thing..
    “”On the PHP tab, select PHP version 5″”
    there’s no PHP version 5. there are 5.2.17 and 5.2.4.. which one to choose?
    thanks for any help.

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  • Hi,

    A Port simply allows software application ( like MySQL and Apache) to share your computers hardware without interfering with one another. Chances are, you are going to be just fine using the default ports specified by MAMP, so don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it, just go with the defaults.

    As for URL, when you are working on a site locally on your computer and want to see how it’s going to look/perform/behave in a browser you would simply type in localhost:8888/whatever-you-named-the-folder that you created the site in….Tip…make sure you are creating that folder in the htdocs folder of MAMP.

    So for an example…if I had a site folder named ‘mysite’ within the htdocs folder, I would send my browser to localhost:8888/mysite to view it…I’m assuming of course that you have MAMP turned on here, otherwise you’ll get an error message.

    As for PHP…WordPress require at a minimum version 5.0…so you are good with either version, although it’s always good from a security standpoint to use the latest and greatest version, so I would personally go with PHP 5.2.11 ( i think the 17 may be a typo…)

    Hope that helps,


    thanks al. yeah it helped. I have another question though..
    are downloads the place where wordpress lives?? my unarchiver unpacked it there and it stayed there.. does it not move to aplications or somewhere automaticaly?
    also.. I don’t need to type “”localhost:8888/mysite” to view it.. it’s enough I type “”localhost”” and I have my page/wp
    does it mean I did something wrong along the way?
    thanks. d

    WordPress lives where you install it…it is is your downloads folder because all you have done is downloaded the software….to make it run you need to install it into a directory within your htdocs folder…you’ll need to do that for every site you wish to have working locally…

    you lost me on the last part…do you mean you just need to to type localhost/mysite in order to view your site?


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