I am trying to create a development version of my WordPress site on my Mac (10.6.8) using MAMP 2.0.5. I’ve done everything (I think) that various (!) instructions say, including importing an SQL dump of my database, altering the internal urls, moving my plugin and theme folders to the downloaded WordPress files, and then clicking the WordPress install button, but when I log in and look at my database (URL localhost:8888/wp-admin/edit.php), I see all my themes and plugins, but an empty database! The wordpress files are located on my local Mac at /Users/eleanor/Sites/wordpress and the database (“OWNlocal”) seems to be in /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/OWNlocal — is this the way it’s supposed to be? If so, how can I get WordPress and OWNlocal “on the same page”?
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