I am working on sandboxing my WP site via MAMP so that I can make a new theme to replace the current one on my host.
I have installed MAMP successfully on my Mac. I also exported the whole of my wordpress directory to the computer, and pointed MAMP to that wordress directory.
The problem at the moment is the database. I have attempted several time to export my hosted site's WP database via myPHPAdmin from the host, which gave me a 8MB file that becomes about 70MB uncompressed. I then import the database in MAMP after creating a new database there with the same name as the one from the host. I then attempted to import the hosted database to the MAMP implementation, and it seems that the tables do not show up. In fact, after the import process, the main meat of the screen is blank.
I am not sure what, if anything, I'm doing wrong, so I welcome any assistance that can be offered.
Thanks for reading!