New to MAMP, but had no issues with installation and viewing the WordPress site I pulled down from my server. However, can’t figure out to log into the admin side of my site. Here’s what I’ve tried, and the results:

Setting: Web Server > Document Root > Sites

  1. localhost:8888 = displays website with no issues

  2. http://localhost:8888/wp-admin/ = Not Found page

  3. Both localhost:8888/mysitename/wp-admin/ and http://localhost:8888/mysitename/wp-admin redirects to https://localhost:8888/mysitename/wp-admin/ then Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to localhost:8888. SSL received a record that exceeded the maximum permissible length. Error code: SSL_ERROR_RX_RECORD_TOO_LONG

Everything I’ve read makes it sound easier than this. What am I missing?


Go to MAMP pro and click on the localhost icon (it should be the top of the list) then to the right there will be a series of tabs - the first one being "General"

The second section down in that tab will show the "Document root" path. You can define where the files/dirs are located there.

Suugest to create a dir called "sites" in there create as many dirs as needed/whenever needed - but - point the root path at the (site) dir.

From that point on the address should be localhost/sites/**whatever the site dir name is

EG: localhost/sites/samplesite

**If you add the dir to the localhost dir - it will then show as


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