When activating Marketpress (or any WPMU dev plugin) on MAMP = blank page

Hi there.

I've just migrated from windows to MAC, and installed MAMP server pro for local development.
I have installed a normal WP 3.2.1 (not MU) and attempt to install the marketpress plugin (which works fine on my WAMP localhost on my windows machine), but when I try to activate the Marketpress plugin on my MAMP, all I get is a blank page. I've tried with both the 2.1.3 as well as the 2.1.4.

I guess that soemthing has to be enabled somewhere, but I have no idea where or what....?

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

NOTE: I just tested with Ultimate facebook and I get the same result... Must be something on my MAMP localhost, but I have no idea of what it can be...? Other plugins from other places work fine.

  • Claire Wielandt
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor

    Hi Phil - and thx for being to quick to answer:slight_smile:

    I can confirm that PHP 5.3.6 is installed... But as I am used to WAMP (where one can see the list of installed features for PHP) and this is my first time ever on a MAC and MAMP, I don't know where to see if mod-rewrite is enabled...?

    Sorry for the very noob question...

    I found where to serve up the php-info, and under "loaded modules" it says mod_rewrite ... So I guess that it's loaded and installed as it's supposed to.

    So, where to go from here?

  • Claire Wielandt
    • Design Lord, Child of Thor


    I managed to figure out what the problem was *yepeee*

    When you install MAMP, bu default, Apache will put itself to use port 8888, so that the address of the localhost will be http://localhost:8888/map-name-here/

    In MAMP (pro), change the Apache port to port 80, you will then end up with
    http://localhost/map-name-here/ (and added benefit in my eyes, to ditch the portnumber in the url) ... And you can now activate the plugins without white / blank screen!


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