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Nameless_

Hi people...Does anyone by any chance know how to install WAMP? Because all I found for WAMP when I downloaded it was a .exe document, technically a WampServer2.01.exe file that doesn't do anything when clicked. My computer said that it couldn't find an application to open it. Is it because it is not made for a Mac computer?Well, I have downloaded Xampp for my Wordpress blog and it installed fine, I think. Because it has a hard drive thing that came out and said "Drag to Install" window and all I had to do was to drag and install... But then I didn't know what to do next, because I don't think anyone here on this forum has used Xampp before.So following Puneye's advice, I downloaded WAMP for Wordpress, but I couldn't even install it...Any help guys?(Or if you know how to use Wordpress on Xampp (on a Mac), that'd be great too...)Thanks guys, I was doing my best to make this thread as short as possible, and I found out that long posts tend to drive readers and repliers away...)


jlhaslip

An ".exe" file is a Microsoft executable file and likely won't do anything on a Mac or a Linux box.

Apachefriends.org have, (I believe), versions of XAMPP for Mac.
https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html

Once installed, there will be a folder named .htdocs which is the folder you need to install your wordpress into. Also, from your Browser, be sure to access the wordpress install via "localhost".


Nameless_

Yeah, I tried the LOCALHOST.xampp.splash.php thing...
it didn't really work. I found the .htsdocs folder, but how do you install wordpress into it? I've downloaded the Wordpress file too, so I've got all the materials that I need, I just need to know how to use it, and what to do with it.

Whenever I open ANY .php file in the Xampp folder, it always open Aptana Studio for some reason, and it doesn't even open the file. The Aptana Studio only opens and asks me if I want to create a new project. So I just close it. And it gets annoying when I have to do that everytime I press on a .php file to see what it is and stuff.

I'm scared to moving any file anywhere on my computer incase something happens and the webserver can't find my files, so the only thing I've done is to try and open the files... The Xampp installation is on my desktop, the Xampp application in my Mac application folder, and the Wordpress file is also on my Desktop.

So do I just drag Wordpress into the Xampp folder?


jlhaslip

Sorry, I am not mac savvy, so how to install the Wordpress (on a Mac) is beyond my knowledge.
I would create a new folder under htdocs for the wordpress and install it there.
Then access it via LOCALHOST/wordpress_folder_name. This should look for the index.php file.

As for Aptana opening up, it seems that the OS has given the priority to Aptana for .php files. Check that you are using the http:localhost/folder/file_name correctly for your system, and always use a Browser for the files you want to open. See if that helps.


rob86

I'm not sure where you are in the installing process now but I think Wordpress must come with some instructions.

..."WordPress is well known for its ease of installation. Under most circumstances installing WordPress is a very simple process and takes less than five minutes to complete." - Wordpress

Well they say it's easy anyway . Where exactly are you in the installation progress? Do you have your server up and running? As far as I know, you should be able to type LOCALHOST/ and you should see some kind of a webpage if it's running. I've never used a mac, but I'll assume localhost works there too. You might have said if it works already, but I just skimmed through what was already said here.

After you get it working, You should be able to access phpmyadmin which let's you continue the installation process.

https://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

Follow the detailed instructions, and you should be okay.


mahesh2k

I'm not sure how you proceeded with installation. BUt this site explains how to install XAMPP and Wordpress on your computer. I don't know which installer you used. "Universal binary" or "Developer package" for Mac OS?. "Developer package" installer is small in size and Universal binary installer is bigger. And one more good thing about binary installer is you can delete the installation if anything goes wrong. No worries about registry file and services settings. I suggest you to follow the tutorial on the website i've mentioned. It explains installation of both wordpress and XAMPP. XAMPP installation on OSX is explained here. Also try this tutorial for installing wordpress on Mac (this covers wordpress installation as well).

 

And by some chances if you find earlier tutorial a bit hard to understand then you can try this tutorial. I doubt that earlier tutorials mentioned here are hard to understand but if you feel so this tutorial is enough to get you started with XAMPP and Wordpress.


Nameless_

No... it's not the installing of Wordpress that is the problem... I've got that done. It's just that I need to install Wordpress on a Webserver, preferably on Xampp, because I couldn't download WAMP on my Mac computer.I've got both Xampp and Wordpress... I just need to learn how to put the two together...And mahesh2k, I haven't exactly read your tutorials that you have given me yet, so I'll take a look at that as well... thanks for the tutorials!


Nameless_

Sorry for double posting... I'll keep this as short as possible...

 

Well, all the Mac tutorials all say that the downloaded xampp should have a tar.gz end extension, but however, I think that this is the problem, whenever I download xampp there is no such thing...

 

When I download Xampp, the XAMPP Mac OS X 1.7.2a Universal Binary version, I get this:

 

xampp-macosx-1.7.2a.dmg

 

where I'm meant to get something with a tar.gz ending...

 

And when I press the application, this opens...

 

XAMPP for Mac OS X 1.7.2a

 

And when I press that, I get a new window saying "Drag to install", with a picture of a Xampp folder and an arrow next to it pointing to the Mac Applications folder, and it allows me to drag the Xampp folder to the Appications folder.

 

And when I did that, the Xampp file is then installed onto the computer, but the LOCALHOST doesn't work at all...

 

And following THIS TUTORIAL that mahesh2k gave me...

 

I can't see any tar.gz file at all, and the General Box IS unchecked... Any help guys?


mahesh2k

I don't have MAC right now these days to test this for you. But let me try to help you anyway. Now that you got XAMPP into the applications folder. You've follow this as per tutorial. Type this ino terminal by locating terminal to applications directory.

 

/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/mampp start

 

If you followed this then i guess there should be no problem running XAMPP. If you still have problem then i guess you need to check the XAMPP support. and still the problem persists then i think instead of solving issues of XAMPP on your mac. You should get started with MAMP instead. It'll be easy to install MAMP on mac os than xampp. Check the MAMP out, if you've any questions then ask it on MAMP forums. I found forum quite enough to get answers to your installation issues if you get any.


Nameless_

I don't have MAC right now these days to test this for you. But let me try to help you anyway. Now that you got XAMPP into the applications folder. You've follow this as per tutorial. Type this ino terminal by locating terminal to applications directory.

 

/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/mampp start

 

If you followed this then i guess there should be no problem running XAMPP. If you still have problem then i guess you need to check the XAMPP support. and still the problem persists then i think instead of solving issues of XAMPP on your mac. You should get started with MAMP instead. It'll be easy to install MAMP on mac os than xampp. Check the MAMP out, if you've any questions then ask it on MAMP forums. I found forum quite enough to get answers to your installation issues if you get any.


The problem is, I could get into

 

/Applications/xampp/xamppfiles/

 

But inside the "xamppfiles" folder, there are only more folders one terminal icon thing that doesn't open, and a powerpoint thing that doesn't open either. The powerpoint thing ends in a .pot file. These are the files listed from top to bottom:

 

bin, cgi-bin, doc, error, etc, htsdocs, icons, lib, libexec, licenses, logs, modules, phpadmin, sbin, share, sql-bench, temp, var, xampp (terminal looking icon), xampp.pot (the powerpoint that doesn't open).

 

So there is no "mampp start". A quick search for the term "mampp" come up with zero results, so it's not there at all. I think I need to put the code in the Terminal, but I can't because the computer can't find the tar.gz file, because my file isn't in a tar.gz format.


jlhaslip

If you have a decent library near you, go check to see if they have any books by Larry Ullman. He is a php/mysql author that explains the process very well in most of his books. Specifically, check for the Visual Quickpro Guide - PHP and MYSQL for dynamic Web Sites (Second Edition).Also, what happens when you run a php_info() in localhost?


rob86

I'm looking at my xampp installation (for linux) and it looks pretty close to what you're describing, but almost all of those "files" you named are really folders/directories. I only have TWO files,

1. lampp
2. RELEASENOTES

Even though they call it xampp, I still have to type lampp start from the command line. So maybe the xampp you see is the right thing.

I don't know, it seems to be different for some reason since you're on mac, I don't see a xampp.pot.

Here's a screen shot of how I started it

http://i31.tinypic.com/nh1444.jpg


mahesh2k

@Nameless, i think XAMPP is giving you some trouble on Mac. Why don't you try MAMP ?. and there is youtube and vimeo channel for the installation of MAMP . So you'll be guided with MAMP. I don't know why XAMPP is not working with you. But have to take a look at that. In between only thing i can suggest you is download MAMP and watch installation videos of it. I've given link of both these channels, so you can watch installation guides. See if that works.


Nameless_

@Nameless, i think XAMPP is giving you some trouble on Mac. Why don't you try MAMP ?. and there is youtube and vimeo channel for the installation of MAMP . So you'll be guided with MAMP. I don't know why XAMPP is not working with you. But have to take a look at that. In between only thing i can suggest you is download MAMP and watch installation videos of it. I've given link of both these channels, so you can watch installation guides. See if that works.

 

Oohh.... thanks mahesh2k... worked like a charm. Thank you so much... well, it worked like a charm until the "Coda" bit... do you have any idea what the application "Coda" is that the man used in the video? (It is the Youtube video by the way... it's a good thing you found him after he registered like, a couple of days ago.)

 

Everything worked fine until he used the "Coda" application to test things out. Well, I tried searching for this "Coda" on my computer but it came out with zero results, so I'm assuming that he downloaded it off the internet. Does anyone know that this "Coda" application is for and how and where to download it? Thanks...

 

But it worked, mahesh2k, MAMP worked perfectly fine. Thanks for everything!!!


Nameless_

To refrain from creating a new thread and spamming the forums I am going to reply to my own post:

 

No worries, got "Coda" sorted out. Turns out that you have to pay $99 for it, but you can just easily do everything with the free default "TextEdit" on Mac. Aptana turned out to be a total failure because even when I got the wp-config.php file onto Aptana you couldn't edit the files...

 

The problem now is that now that I've followed all the instructions, when I went to

 

LOCALHOST:8888/newstacks/wp-admin/install.php

 

This came up:

 

404 not found (the title of the tab)

 

And this on the browser screen:

 

Not Found

 

The requested URL /newstacks/ was not found on this server.

 

Apache/2.0.63 (Unix) PHP/5.2.10 DAV/2 Server at localhost Port 8888

 

I really don't know why it's doing that. Turns out that I'm not the only one though... a few people on the web says that they have this problem too... but I followed all the instructions, did everything like, ten times and it's still not working. I even re-downloaded the wordpress.org application and tried everything again and it's still not working.

 

Any help?

 

(Everything else is working nicely, I created a few databases and deleted them again just to try and make everything work but nothing's working at the moment...)


mahesh2k

@Nameless, Before you install Wordpress. Take a look at this tutorial for setting up things for wordpress. In this tutorial leave the XAMPP installation part aside and focus on wordpress installation part.

 

Also LOCALHOST:8888/newstacks/wp-admin/install.php

 

This path looks wrong, i guess HTDOCS folder(as XAMPP have it, name could be different with MAMP) should be there in MAMP where you need to copy wordpress. You don't need to install wordpress under custom newstack folder. And as Apache is installed and shown in error page as you've reported here. That means there is no problem with the MAMP installation.

 

 

 

The requested URL /newstacks/ was not found on this server.

 

The issue here is with the wordpress directory not in the accessible folder (htdocs) for MAMP. Take a look at this tutorial. (This tutorial will solve most of your problems related to wordpress installation, so read it). and copy wordpress folder in htdocs, and not in newstack folder.

 

About Coda part, Coda is IDE that lets you edit and work with multiple programming languages. Instead of Coda, you can try Eclipse, textwrangler, textmate,Intype, Netbeans etc.

 

Also i've noticed that you need to learn a bit about the operating system(in this case Mac OS) as well. You can't jump into depth of programming without knowing operating system. You'll likely to hit plenty of walls this way if you don't know about Mac OS. So read few introductory tutorials of mac os. read few tips and tricks of mac os.


Nameless_

Oh my god mahesh2k, you're the best!

Now both the webserver AND wordpress worked on my computer.

 

The downside to this is that I can't find a way to rename the "wordpress" folder in the "htsdoc" folder in the MAMP application folder to something else, so that means that I don't think I'll be able to get two blogs running at the same time, because they'll both have the same name and it won't work, because when you go to

 

LOCALHOST:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php

 

,you can't log in unless the folder itself is named wordpress...

 

 

So for example:

When I changed the folder name to "Newstacks",

 

LOCALHOST:8888/newstacks/wp-login.php

 

worked, but I couldn't log in because once I do, it will automatically go to

LOCALHOST:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php

in which it wouldn't work, of course, because no such folder exists, now that I've changed it's name...

 

Any help on that?

 

Also, I'm looking for a good wordpress theme, or maybe even make one myself.

I want it to be paper themed, and layered (like, lots and lots of layers of paper), because it's about "stacking" interesting newspaper articles.

 

Any help on that? Are there any good theme recommendations?

 

Or if you suggest creating a theme myself, can you explain to me how to create a theme and what I need in order to do so? I've got like, a whole week before camp to get it ready and done with, so I've got a whole week's time to figure it out.

 

Apparently you have to change themes often to get in time with the latest wordpress version, so I don't know who will update the template themes, and if you have to update them yourself by dabbling with the template's code, it would be better to create the template yourself, and I've already got my own ideas of what my template will look like should I really ever do the template myself.

 

Thanks.


mahesh2k

The downside to this is that I can't find a way to rename the "wordpress" folder in the "htsdoc" folder in the MAMP application folder to something else, so that means that I don't think I'll be able to get two blogs running at the same time, because they'll both have the same name and it won't work, because when you go to

Wrong approach. Concentrate on running one blog at time first. you can run two blogs at time on MAMP. Just download wordpress multiuser software and use it. Everything is same. in one directory you've wordpress and in another wordpress-mu.


LOCALHOST:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php,you can't log in unless the folder itself is named wordpress...
So for example:
When I changed the folder name to "Newstacks",
LOCALHOST:8888/newstacks/wp-login.php
worked, but I couldn't log in because once I do, it will automatically go to
LOCALHOST:8888/wordpress/wp-login.php
in which it wouldn't work, of course, because no such folder exists, now that I've changed it's name...
Any help on that?


Correct way to go here is not to edit the default wordpress directory name. If you want to run two blogs. install another installer like MAMP and have wordpress in it. and start the services only when needed. cause if you try to mess with single directory of wordpress and edited it then things will start to break. and you'll find yourself correcting it rather than creating something from it. not a good approach if you are after blogging and designing.

Also, I'm looking for a good wordpress theme, or maybe even make one myself.I want it to be paper themed, and layered (like, lots and lots of layers of paper), because it's about "stacking" interesting newspaper articles.


Good wordpress themes are scattered on internet. Though you can find good themes on official wordpress theme gallery. Or try sites like Blogohblog. Also I find K2 theme easy to modify and learn. Other than that if you've professional inclination from blog/site then consider purchasing theme like "headway,thesis" etc. For starters you can download free theme from Performancing themes site.


Or if you suggest creating a theme myself, can you explain to me how to create a theme and what I need in order to do so? I've got like, a whole week before camp to get it ready and done with, so I've got a whole week's time to figure it out.

I don't suggest creating your own theme as of now. Cause you've lot to learn from php/css perspective and you've to find your way to basic mac troubleshooting as well. Because of this we have two way to do things. first download a theme and modify it look different. another is buy theme and make it look different. Try downloading simple looking theme and modify css to change background color, title and post color etc. Once you're comfortable with it. Go ahead and do some more modifications. Also sometimes free themes have ads on footers or their own plug at the footer. So what you can do in this case is modify their footer and remove their ads. start modifying themes this way.

Nameless_

Wrong approach. Concentrate on running one blog at time first. you can run two blogs at time on MAMP. Just download wordpress multiuser software and use it. Everything is same. in one directory you've wordpress and in another wordpress-mu.

So, what is the "wordpress multiuser software"? What does it do? How does it work? Where do I install it? (Sorry for all these questions... Not that I need the wordpress multiuser software now, but it's better to know and learn now and have a vague idea when it comes to me actually creating another one.

Also, does it just rename the wordpress folder to "wordpress-mu"? What if I need three blogs? Does it become "wordpress-mu-mu"? Then let's say I want lots and lots of blogs... (well, hypothetically...)

How am I meant to know the difference between "wordpress-mu-mu-mu-mu-mu" and "wordpress-mu-mu-mu-mu-mu-mu"?

Correct way to go here is not to edit the default wordpress directory name. If you want to run two blogs. install another installer like MAMP and have wordpress in it. and start the services only when needed. cause if you try to mess with single directory of wordpress and edited it then things will start to break. and you'll find yourself correcting it rather than creating something from it. not a good approach if you are after blogging and designing.

So, I install multiple MAMP servers? Won't that take a lot of time and space? And how am I meant to know which MAMP application folder is which? Also, I don't think that the other webservers work... I know Xampp and WAMP doesn't on a Mac, and I don't think there are lots of webservers out there for a beginner like me for free...

Good wordpress themes are scattered on internet. Though you can find good themes on official wordpress theme gallery. Or try sites like Blogohblog. Also I find K2 theme easy to modify and learn. Other than that if you've professional inclination from blog/site then consider purchasing theme like "headway,thesis" etc. For starters you can download free theme from Performancing themes site.
I don't suggest creating your own theme as of now. Cause you've lot to learn from php/css perspective and you've to find your way to basic mac troubleshooting as well. Because of this we have two way to do things. first download a theme and modify it look different. another is buy theme and make it look different. Try downloading simple looking theme and modify css to change background color, title and post color etc. Once you're comfortable with it. Go ahead and do some more modifications. Also sometimes free themes have ads on footers or their own plug at the footer. So what you can do in this case is modify their footer and remove their ads. start modifying themes this way.


OK, thanks... I'll have a look at "Performing themes". I won't be able to purchase a theme right now because I'm not allowed to use money on the internet, which is why I'm on Xisto in the first place. Let's say that I found a theme that I like. How do I get around to applying it on my webserver-hosted blog and how do I edit and modify it?

mahesh2k

So, what is the "wordpress multiuser software"? What does it do? How does it work? Where do I install it? (Sorry for all these questions...

I guess you're going ahead too much unnecessarily. . Anyway, for now i suggest please stick with one blog and wordpress installation. This is to avoid confusion between wordpress installation and to save your time from breaking things off. Also for your records "wordpress-mu" is wordpress multiuser software. and No, you can't play with it's directory names. It will break lot of things as of now for you. So avoid renaming default installed directories. You're breaking a lot of things that way.

 

So, I install multiple MAMP servers? Won't that take a lot of time and space? And how am I meant to know which MAMP application folder is which? Also, I don't think that the other webservers work... I know Xampp and WAMP doesn't on a Mac, and I don't think there are lots of webservers out there for a beginner like me for free...

Not MAMP everytime exactly. You've MAMP installed now. try and use XAMPP or other web server in that case. Make sure only one of them is running at a time. i know it will have lot of space and stuff. But you want to play with multiple wordpress blogs. so you've to take that pain. Seriously, i don't suggest these. Start seriously working on one blog at timefirst, design theme and work with wordpress on your own computer before uploading to server. Multiple wordpress installation and stuff/is just confusing you right now. and it is not needed as well. you're working on too many things and focusing on nothing. This way, you're diverting from many things.

 

OK, thanks... I'll have a look at "Performing themes". I won't be able to purchase a theme right now because I'm not allowed to use money on the internet, which is why I'm on Xisto in the first place. Let's say that I found a theme that I like. How do I get around to applying it on my webserver-hosted blog and how do I edit and modify it?

No problem. People are on Xisto even if they've money, they're just here cause of community so no big deal in it. You can download free themes and install it in directory "wordpress/wp-content/themes/~name of your theme~. Now don't confuse with that last title" name of your theme " it means the one that you downloaded. You've to install and edit the theme in the path i've mentioned here.


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