How To install WordPress

Download WordPress and setup document root

First Download WordPress here. After downloading, the resulting zip file should be in your “C:\Downloads” folder. Unzip this file. You should now see a folder “C:\Downloads\WordPress” folder. Move the contents of that folder to “C:\MAMP\htdocs”.

Create database

Click on Open Start Page, then on the phpMyAdmin link. Create a database in phpMyAdmin and name it “wordpress”.


Run WordPress installation

Go to Open Start Page, click on “MyWebsite” in the top menu bar, you should now see the WordPress installation process begin.


The following fields are the default for the MAMP PRO MySQL installation, user name: “root”, password: “root”, database host: “localhost:8889” (Use only “localhost” if your MySQL port is 3306)


Complete the WordPress installation process. The “admin” is your WordPress administrator. You can use a different user name for the administrator.