If you are a WordPress developer with a Mac, you need a local environment installed for your WordPress development. This guide will walk you through the process of setting up a WordPress development environment on Mac OS X.
Click Customize button on Installation Type step.
Uncheck MAMP PRO on Custom Install screen and continue with install (unless you need the functionality of MAMP Pro).
- Click Preferences button.
- Click Ports tab.
- Click Set to default Apache and MySQL ports button. (important if you plan to use multisite)
- Click OK button.
Create WordPress MySQL Database
As a WordPress developer I like to check out the latest WordPress development version from Trac using subversion.
- cd /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
- svn co http://core.svn.wordpress.org/trunk/ .
- Database Name: wordpress
- User Name: root
- Password: root
Update to the latest development version of WordPress in Trac using svn. This will synchronize your local WordPress installation with the latest development version of WordPress.
- svn up
Install Text Editor
Lastly you need a good text editor with syntax highlighting. My favorite on Mac OS X is TextWrangler.
If you have any questions on this setup, please leave a comment below.