Well, after 2-3 weeks of struggling with WP both on my host and locally I received an absolutely brilliant response/advisory from the only one on the forum that fully comprehends my end-product goal.
And WP just isn't the platform, period.
I am, though, concerned about deleting it and MAMP. There are files in SO many folders I don't know where to start (after getting the host running NONE of the local pages run - so if there is an uninstall file I would not chance it).
Is there a written procedure that includes verification checks for uninstalling both packages?
Part of the concern is that WP inserted some hooks without telling me - example: if I "open" a php file Adobe GoLive from CS2 opens it. I DO NOT want to kill CS2 old but has everything I need).
Please advise - thanks.