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There are probably several methods how to do that, let's start with the easiest one.

Installation using MAMP

  • download and install MAMP. The installation works in the same way like for other Mac OS X applications. Just open downloaded image and drag&drop the MAMP folder to your Applications folder.
  • now you need to do changes to php.ini according to newscoop installation manual. It seems that everything should work with default values except memory_limit parameter. So change that value to something bigger. Edit file /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5/php.ini

    memory_limit = 32M
  • download Newscoop tarball and unpack it. Newscoop folder will be created.
  • copy content of newscoop/src folder into Apache document root folder: /Applications/MAMP/htdocs
  • start MAMP and make sure that Apache and MySQL servers are running
  • start your web browser and point it to http://localhost:8888 (that is the default port number of Apache from MAMP), you should see configuration wizard of Newscoop
  • enter all needed values into the wizard, the MySQL default port number is 8889
  • after finishing the wizard you should be able to login to admin interface on http://localhost:8888/admin

    Known issues

    As for Newscoop 3.1.2 and MAMP 1.7.2 the demo templates and database are not installed by wizard during the installation process. If you want to use them, you need to install them manually.


Newscoop 4.2

Mac might not have PHP5.4, as of this writing it does not. However if your running MAMP you can copy (and/or) symlink the PHP5.4 CLI binary from MAMP to your /usr/bin/php. Just don't forget to move the old one. You need this for the Symfony process.

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  1. The location in which to find the php.ini file is incorrect. The actual location looks like this:


  2. I would use the dropdown from within mamp that allows you to do things like change your php version (there's actually a really nice way of using github to get whichever version of php you want but that's for a different day) to access your php settings. Then you don't need to edit the file in situ as in my experience it either caches or stores it's own copy of the ini file elsewhere. This is for MAMP Pro though so ymmv.