Joomla MAMP

ONE: Web Development On Your Macintosh Computer Using MAMP and Joomla! CMS.

The following article was originally published 15 June 2017. Both MAMP and Joomla versions have both advanced since then but the basic fundamentals of using MAMP and Joomla remain the same to this day.


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Developing and running a content management system (CMS) web site for your business, association, or your own personal use has never been easier. Open source systems such as Joomla! are easy to install and maintain both on your local computer and also on a live or dedicated servers. Installing MAMP on your Macintosh computer takes all the pain out of the set up of the web server, database, and PHP preprocessor programming language needed to run Joomla! on your computer.

MAMP stands for 'Macintosh, Apache, MySQL, and PHP'. These are the tools that are needed to work together for fully functioning database driven dynamic web sites.

Over the next fews weeks I will describe each step in the process. We'll set up MAMP on the Macintosh, install Joomla! to run locally on your computer, and synchronize it with a live server version of a Joomla! CMS.

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