How to install WordPress on macOS Catalina

A fresh WordPress install.

Overview I have been creating a Website Development Environment on my Mac, which is currently running macOS Catalina. I have added a MAMP (LAMP when running on Linux) stack to support various website development tools, such as WordPress. A MAMP stack is based on the macOS operating system, the Apache 2 web server, the MySQL … Read more

Configure MySQL on macOS Catalina


Overview This is a followup post to my earlier Configure Apache and PHP-FPM on macOS Catalina post. With the addition of MySQL to my Mac website development environment, I can now install Content Management Systems, such as WordPress that require a database system to function. My original post supports static website development (for example, Grav). … Read more

Create a Send-Only SMTP Server on macOS Using Gmail

Introduction This post describes how I configured Postfix on my Mac to relay outbound email via Google’s SMTP service. Why? I am creating a local website development environment where PHP applications may generate email messages for contact forms or notifications. For example, after installing WordPress, it generates an email message announcing a successful install. However, … Read more

Configure Apache and PHP-FPM on macOS Catalina

Overview I finally have Altoplace running on my Pair Networks VPS. Over the last few months, I have experimented with different hosting arrangements and WordPress configurations. Now it’s time to start creating content to see if I can create a viable site. To that end, I want to start by writing about my efforts to … Read more

We are online!

This is a quick post to note that Altoplace is back online! I am using a pair Networks managed hosting account, WP Enthusiast 1. I have been working with it for several weeks now, and I am very happy with the results. I am using the optional Email add-on, which has been working very well. … Read more

Hello world!

Welcome to the brand new Altoplace site! I am rebuilding it from the ground up using my, relatively, new pair Networks WP Enthusiast 1 account.