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Configuring MAMP

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Video: Configuring MAMP

Configuring MAMP to allow WordPress to run on your computer requires several steps. The first step is to ensure MAMP and the MAMP server itself works properly and that it knows where WordPress lives. The first step of course is to start MAMP. So I'll go to my Applications, type in MAMP, find MAMP and start it, and from here I'm going to go to Preferences. In the Preferences window I can change how MAMP works and behaves.

Configuring MAMP

Configuring MAMP to allow WordPress to run on your computer requires several steps. The first step is to ensure MAMP and the MAMP server itself works properly and that it knows where WordPress lives. The first step of course is to start MAMP. So I'll go to my Applications, type in MAMP, find MAMP and start it, and from here I'm going to go to Preferences. In the Preferences window I can change how MAMP works and behaves.

I can change to PHP version here if I wanted to. I'm just going to leave it at the most recent version. I can also change the ports. Now unless you know what you're doing you should really leave these alone. You should leave the Apache Port at 8888 and the MySQL Port at 8889, but if you know what you're doing, you can change these if you wanted to. You can also change what happens when you start and stop MAMP, and the servers, as you can see, you can automatically start the servers when starting MAMP.

You can stop the servers when quitting MAMP. And you can also enable the check form MAMP PRO option at the very top. So when you open MAMP, it automatically asks if you have MAMP PRO. Finally, you can change this startup page for MAMP. So by default, it opens to the MAMP settings in your browser, which you'll see in a second, but you can change this to open directly into WordPress if you wanted to. I am going to leave these settings as they are and then I'm going to go to Apache, and this is where we're going to make a change.

Apache is the web server inside MAMP, and it's under the Apache tab. We tell the web server where our application lives, in this case, where WordPress lives. So here I'm going to point Apache to the WordPress folder in which we placed WordPress earlier. If you remember that folder is found under Documents/Sites/WordPress. So here I'm going to click Select and then navigate their Documents/Sites/WordPress.

Now our Apache server--meaning our web server--points directly to WordPress. So when I click OK, MAMP is configured to talk to WordPress. Now that doesn't mean it's all going to work quite yet, but at least MAMP is doing its part.

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