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  • I am trying to get started on WordPress, so I’ve downloaded. When I try to install it asks for a CS4 code to open Dream Weaver. Am I missing something here? Thanks.

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    @songdogtech Are you saying I cannot install WordPress locally on Mac OS X without MAMP?

    @slingshot-usa: Last week, I followed Konstantin’s tutorial for installing WordPress on a Mac OS X running MAMP.

    His tutorial was easy to follow and worked (for me).

    Also, here is another link (untested but I am reading to resolve a permissions problem):
    How to install WordPress on Mac OS X.

    Hope that helps.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    @val: Of course it’s possible to run WordPress under Apache on OS X; you need to install MySQL and configugre php, among other things. That’s the way I do it.

    But Slingshot is obviously a novice if they’re trying to run WordPress by double-clicking on a file. So MAMP or Bitnami is the way to go.

    And dancingengineer’s link you posted is far out of date.

    I didn’t read where @slingshot-usa just double-clicked on a file. You must be privy to more info.

    DancingEngineer’s post is old but not necessarily out-of-date. The basic steps are the same; I’m not claiming expert status as I just slogged through it after uninstalling MAMP. j

    I ran into trouble this afternoon because my file permissions were not correct at install. DancingEngineer’s post helped me fix my problem and the install went off without a problem once I changed file permissions.

    Now whether this is “optimal” or not, I’m not (yet) qualified to answer. But I can say, my local WordPress install works on Mac OS X Lion without MAMP or XAMMP.

    Moderator Mark Ratledge


    I’m “privy” to ~20 years of experience in this stuff. And OS X Lion doesn’t ship with MySQL, so you or someone else must have installed it.

    I didn’t see in @slingshot-usa‘s original post where s/he just clicked on a file, which is why I wrote,

    You must be privy to more info,

    suggesting you had a conversation with that person that is not documented here.

    I use MAMP on Macbook. It’s ok

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