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I've installed MAMP on my imac 27 running os x 10.7.2. I have read dozens of articles on configuration and tried every possible combination that I can think of but, am either getting a 404 Page not found or Firefox is unable to connect to the server at localhost. I'm using wordpress 3.3.1.

In Preferences - Apache:

  • I have used the select button to the wordpress folder so that should be correct.
  • I have tried http://localhost/wordpress and localhost:8888/wordpress and both with /MAMP/htdocs/wordpress so I don't think it is a question of paths.
  • I've changed the ports to no avail.
  • I've put the database name and passwords in the wp_config.php folder according to instructions
  • I've also tried opening it as wp-config-sample.php which should automatically open a configuration panel in wordpress.

Any other ideas out there?

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I never had good luck with MAMP and, frankly, I don't trust a company trying to charge for the work of others who give it away for free. Try XAMPP for Mac. It's the original and I've had good luck with it in windows and OS X. – skub Jan 17 '12 at 14:01
Ok, thanks for the advice. I'll try it because I'm not getting anywhere with MAMP. Hopefully it works in Lion. – Paul Jan 17 '12 at 16:15
Yes, I'm running it in lion. – skub Jan 17 '12 at 16:27
Thanks skub - 10 mins work and I'm up and running on XAMPP – Paul Jan 17 '12 at 16:56

May want to checkout DesktopServer Limited. It is XAMPP but optimized for WordPress. It does what MAMP Pro does for FREE and even includes the latest version of WordPress. Also, you can copy your complete site, settings, plugins, themes, etc.. Great way to template and jump start your projects.

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