[Resolved] Run WP locally on a mac
Trying to run WordPress locally on my computer. I don’t have a server as of yet. I have been following the instructions found here:
I’m using MAMP and phpMyAdmin. However, I’m having difficulties with the final WP installation step (step 4). It says:
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:
database name: wordpress
database host/server: localhost
database user: root
database password: root
I can access my local site (8888) fine, and I see all my other personal folders there. But when I click the “wordpress” one i created I get an error page saying, “Error establishing a database connection”. Better yet, what exactly is the database setup form?
Any idea whats going on?
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