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For developers interested in customizing WordPress (themes, plugins etc), an AMP (Apache, MySQL, PHP) stack facilitates a quick setup. Recommended here, is one easy way to set up an AMP stack which has cross-platform capability ie., XAMPP developed by Apache Friends.
Mac OS X
- 1. Install and configure XAMPP for Mac. Here we are installing XAMPP-beta.
- NOTE: Wordpress requires atleast PHP version of 4.3 and MySQL of 4.2 and XAMPP-beta provides the latest versions, MySQL (5.1.46) and PHP (5.3.2), which is compatible with the latest Wordpress software.
- 2. Start up xampp as root, either from xampp's control or from command line. This starts both Apache and mysql services.
$ sudo /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/xampp start
- 1. Set up a database for wordpres using xampp's phpmyadmin console. Go to http://localhost/phpmyadmin/ to open up phpmyadmin console
- 2. Create a database with name wordpress
- NOTE: you can leave the database defaults for username and password, which for xampp's mysql is root and no password.
- If you have secured xampp, make sure you change privileges for the user root for wordpress db accordingly.
The following steps are from the wordpress famous 5-minute install.
Download wordpress, extract to ~/Sites
$ wget http://wordpress.org/latest.zip $ unzip wordpress-3.0.3.zip -d ~/Sites $ cd ~/Sites
Run WordPress Installer
- 1. Browse to http://localhost/~short-username/wordpress
- 2. Wordpress offers to create and edit the wp-config.php. Fill in the database details as mentioned in the phpmyadmin console for wordpress database.
- 3. Finish installation