Configuring WordPress and MAMP to work together


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Configuring WordPress and MAMP to work together

For WordPress to be able to work under MAMP on your computer, it needs a database to place settings and content information into. That means we need to create a database for WordPress and then tell WordPress how to access it. Creating that database will be done through MAMP. But before we do that, let me just show you why we need a database to begin with. If I open MAMP and I start the servers, I'll be taken to the MAMP configuration page.

But I also started the servers so that we can access WordPress from our browser. So I go and open a separate tab, and I'll go directly to WordPress. Now because we've configured MAMP's Apache server to point directly to the WordPress folder, we can access WordPress by going to localhost:8888. If we do that, we get this warning page that says There doesn't appear to be a wp-config.php file for WordPress, which means we can't start.

The problem is even if we try to create a configuration file right now, you'll see that we need a database...

Configuring WordPress and MAMP to work together
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Configuring WordPress and MAMP to work together provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as part of the Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP (2013)

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