This post will teach you how to set up a local development environment to manipulate and create your web applications using the WordPress code base. A few years ago the status quo for getting a development environment for PHP applications was to use MAMP – Mac, Apache, MySQL & PHP. This worked fine until I started doing Ruby development and specifically use Ruby on Rails for my daily development. There are many reasons why I do not like MAMP, yet is this post is not about any. This post is about an alternative set up a development environment for WordPress, or other PHP applications, on a new MAC with OSX Lion – without MAMP. Part 1 – Apache and PHP 1) Get Apache activated[…]