It's been a very long time since I used Wordpress and I am getting back into it. I have installed XAMPP on my Mac (10.14.2) and have successfully installed Wordpress 5.1.1.

However, I cannot figure out how to set things up so I can download and install plugins.

Would anyone know how or know of a good guide to set up XAMPP and Wordpress so I could do this?

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A common issue related to this is that XAMPP can't write to your wp-content directory.

If you don't know how to change this, you can edit wp-config.php and add this line:


For detailed information, read wp-config.php documentation.

  • Hello and thank you for your answer! Could you edit your answer and add in a bit more detail regarding what this flag is, what it does, and why it would help solve the original issue?
    – Howdy_McGee
    Mar 19, 2019 at 14:58

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