How do I install WordPress?

  1. Download WordPress here. After downloading, the resulting zip file should be in your “~/Downloads” folder.
  2. Unzip this “wordpress-x.x.x.zip” file. You should now see a “~/Downloads/wordpress” folder.
  3. Move the contents of this folder to “/Applications/MAMP/htdocs”. If you are asked whether the existing file “index.php” should be overwritten, then click on the “Replace” button.
    MAMP - Move files and replace index.php
  4. Click on “Open WebStart Page”, then on the Tools > phpMyAdmin link.
  5. Create a database in phpMyAdmin and call it wordpress.
    MAMP - phpMyAdmin - New WordPress database
    After creating the database, the message “No tables found in database.” is displayed.

    MAMP - phpMyAdmin - No tables found in database

    You can ignore this message. The database tables for WordPress are created automatically by the WordPress installation routine in the following steps.

  6. Run WordPress installation
    1. Go to “Open WebStart Page”, click on “My Website” on the top menu bar, you should now see the WordPress installation process begin.
    2. The following fields are the default for the MAMP PRO MySQL installation:
      • Database Name: wordpress
      • Username: root
      • Password: root
      • Database Host: localhost
      • Table Prefix: wp_


    3. Finish the WordPress installation process.