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WordPress Setup Your Local Development Environment


When I try to start service an error window pops up saying that Apache couldn't be started because port 8888 is in use by some other software, what do I do?

1 Answer

Rich Donnellan
Rich Donnellan
Treehouse Moderator 27,671 Points

It sounds like Apache is already running. If you're on a Mac (you didn't specify), you can run this in your terminal:

sudo apachectl stop

Then, try to start up the server again.

Edward Castillo
Edward Castillo
Courses Plus Student 1,918 Points

I had this same problem and after following this step the error was fixed. Thanks!