Create a new WordPress host

MAMP PRO offers you the simple possibility to set up a up-to-date WordPress when creating a new host.

  1. Click on the “+” button at the bottom of the hosts list and then select the host type “WordPress” in the following dialog.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host

  2. Confirm your selection by clicking on the “Continue” button.

  3. The next step is to enter the name of your WordPress host. In this example we choose the name “my-blog”.

  4. As “Document root” we first create the new directory “my-blog” and then select it.

    Note: Do not create document root folders under your /Applications/MAMP folder. A better location for your document root folders would be ~/Sites/. When you do this, your host data is separated from the MAMP PRO application data.

  5. If you want your new WordPress site to be accessible via “https” as well, activate the corresponding checkbox (SSL).

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host

  6. Confirm your selection by clicking on the “Continue” button.

  7. In the next step we come to the WordPress specific settings.

    1. Enter your desired access data (“Admin name”, “Admin password” … You will need these to log in to the administration section of your WordPress site. Write these down so you do not forget them.) and your email address.

    2. The data for the database has already been pre-filled and you can leave it as it is.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host

  8. With a click on the “Create Host” button your new host including WordPress will be created. This process may take a few seconds. Please be patient.

  9. After the installation of WordPress you will be reminded that you have to click on the “Save” button and the servers have to be restarted. Confirm this by clicking the “OK” button.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host - Before you can open the new host…

  10. The servers must then be restarted. Confirm this by clicking the “Yes” button in the corresponding dialogue box.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host - Restart servers

  11. To open your new WordPress site in your default browser, click on the “Open” button to the right of the host name field.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host - Open WordPress site

  12. Your new WordPress site now looks like the following screenshot.

    MAMP PRO - Create a new WordPress host - Done