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Daniel Lagomarsino
Daniel Lagomarsino
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I am currently on the Wordpress Development Track. Before i began this, i had installed Wordpress through MAMP. As i watch the videos, i see the instructor installing through, webhostingforstudents > c-panel. They are then able to connect the host server to the FTP software Filezilla.

Ive installed FIlezilla, however i cannot seem to connect with my MAMP through FileZilla. Am i missing something? Is it possible to complete this track using MAMP? How can this issue be resolved because i have no way of moving the files like shown in the video!


1 Answer

Hi Daniel,

Filezilla would only be needed to connect to a remote server. If you're planning to go through the courses on your local computer then you won't need an ftp client like filezilla.

You need to figure out which folder you need to put your projects in so that you can view them in your browser by visiting localhost

I use xampp on windows and for me it's the htdocs folder.

So for example, say I was going through the template_hierarchy course. I would create a 'template_hierarchy' sub-folder within the htdocs folder. I would then copy all the wordpress files into that folder using file explorer. You can then run the wordpress install script by visiting 'localhost/tempate_hierarchy' in your browser. You may have to specify a port number with Mamp, I'm not sure but the documentation should tell you.

Let me know if you need further clarification on any of this.