I realise that there are quite a few tutorials out there that show you how to set up MAMP on your Mac, take this great video series by Chris Coyier for example – First Moments with MAMP, but since these days there a few people that DON’T design on multiple computers, I set about trying to figure out a way to synchronise my local WordPress databases with across multiple computers with Dropbox, every web designer’s favourite syncing service. I found a great article on a blog called StuckTogetherWithTape on how to do this and I’ll walk you through this method in the video. Even if you don’t work on multiple computers you should do this for backup purposes anyway, just in case your hard drive crashes.
In this tutorial we’ll go through…
- Briefly why you should be using MAMP
- Changing the preferences in MAMP
- Backing up our website files
- Using Symbolic Link to copy the actual WordPress database to Dropbox
The link to the Symbolic Linker that I mention in the video is here… Symbolic linker.