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  • Resolved daitya


    After closely following instructions at, up to Step 4 – have downloaded WP 3.0.4 and moved all files to my local site root, edited the wp-config-sample.php and saved as wp-config.php. Now I’ve come to this paragraph:

    Lastly, we’ve got to run WordPress’ famous 5-minute install. Visit your local site (localhost:port or localhost:port/wordpress), and enter the following information into the database setup form: …

    Navigated to my local site root, and the browser returned http://localhost/SITE/public_html/wp-admin/install.php – but the page is blank. Tried this in both Firefox and Safari. Nothing happening.

    How to proceed from here?

    Running Mac OSX 10.5.8, MAMP 1.9.4, port set to default (80/3306), MAMP is working, created database, everything okay up to this point.

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  • Thanks to, I decided to try changing the wp-config.php ‘localhost’ to ‘localhost:3306’. Voila! The dashboard appeared, and I was able to successfully install WP with MAMP.

    Now it remains to be seen whether I can figure out how to create a network. I have a feeling I’ll be back with more questions tomorrow. 😉

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Use subfolders, not subdomains, unless you know how to fake a bosh and point domains locally 🙂

    Andrea Rennick


    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Thanks so much for the heads-up, Ipstenu.

    I have a feeling I’m wading into deeper water than I ought to…

    Plan is reorganize a large, unwieldy, hand-coded (html/css with php includes) website and use WP as the CMS. Right now there exists a WP blog on site. So incorporating that blog into the new site should be interesting :\ . Really in the beginning need only 4 blogs, but would rather have room for expansion than end up maintaining 10 different blogs.

    Andrea, thank you also for the links, especially your write-up.

    At this point, I’m a little more concerned about what’s likely to happen when I finally migrate everything to online server. I can see already there are going to be issues what with the old blog possibly interfering with setting up WP multisite with subdirectories, and then if I do manage to get it going with subdirectories, is it possible to later change to subdomains online? Please point me to any relevant posts.

    Again, thanks a bunch to you and to all the people who make WordPress such a terrific application and community.

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