Over 2 months ago, I wrote about starting work on my own theme. This has been slow going but I have actually learned quite a bit even for being a thing put on the back-burner for awhile.
Once you have the document root set to the proper place, click “OK” and then “Start Servers” on the main MAMP window.
This will open a start page with some info about the local MAMP instance running. Click on “My Website” on the top nav, you’ll be taken to a screen that’ll start the WordPress setup.
After all this is done, you’ll have a local version of WordPress running. Now, to start developing a theme, you’ll need to create a theme inside the wordpress folder on your computer inside the
wp-content/themes folder. Themes should not include numbers in the name (according to WordPress docs).