WordPress video tutorial: How to install WordPress on your Mac

WordPress video tutorial: How to install WordPress on your Mac 2

I often get asked by our WordPress training attendees whether you can install WordPress on your own laptop. The following video tutorials show you how :)


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6 thoughts on “WordPress video tutorial: How to install WordPress on your Mac”

  1. Hi Jamie
    Some feedback on the local install tutorial. I decided to ditch WAMP and go with XAMPP simply because setting up multiple development sites looked more straightforward.
    XAMPP for Windows – my downloaded sample config file had
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); without the :8888 you mention meaning :8888 needed to be omitted from the install command

    defining /** MySQL database password */
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);
    with root gave me no access to database
    remembering that the WAMP instructions had said password should be empty like this
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);
    I cleared out password and all worked ok

    I also discovered that no special tweaks were needed to get Permalinks as Month and Name working correctly (this had been an issue with WAMP – resolved with your help – thanks). I’m not qualified enough to fully understand all these differences and would appreciate any comments you have, but they may be useful to others doing a local install. Is there any chance of you following up with a brief tutorial on getting a local install out to a real server sometime (especially if it’s just one of several sites being developed) ?

    1. Hi Paul,

      Great feedback thanks.

      Yes will consider a local install on real server :)

      Thanks again


  2. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I am being asked to design and build more and more wordpress sites and you are the first person who has clearly and concisely shown me how to install he MAMP and WordPress bits. I cannot thank you enough.

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