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Is it possible to get an idiots guide to this:

Error on Craft 3 install

I'm just not following the context of the answer/commands, a detailed step by step would be invaluable for fear of trying something, not really understanding what's going on and possibly doing it wrong and affecting dependent tech, just a thought, thanks.

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nystudio107 just released a nice guide yesterday for setting up a Craft 3 site via composer. No mention of Mamp Pro, but I don't think that should really be a problem if you're already used to using it, as you would just make sure your hosts file is pointing to the /web/index.php file. The article does a great job of explaining what a lot of the terminal commands actually refer to instead of just telling you what to type in.

https://nystudio107.com/blog/setting-up-a-craft-cms-3-project

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  • Thanks. Wow that is a brilliant article! although I can't find a specific solution to the error I've encountered, its a great read and must have taken a lot of work to create such a concise article! Perhaps the question is should I use MAMP any more? – user2569 Dec 6 '17 at 12:29
  • For the record, I have a Craft 3 dev site set up under Mamp Pro and it hasn't been a problem. – foamcow Dec 6 '17 at 15:14
  • I can't figure how to stop getting the following error tho: 'Parse error: parse error in PATH/crafttest/vendor/craftcms/cms/bootstrap/bootstrap.php on line 104 Script @php craft setup/welcome handling the post-create-project-cmd event returned with error code 255' – user2569 Dec 6 '17 at 15:52
  • this apparently remedies the problem, but I don' understand how to apply it (at what stage of the commands)? **In order to install under MAMP with PHP7 we added the MAMP PHP7 path with the following command: export PATH="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.0.15/bin:$PATH" ** – user2569 Dec 6 '17 at 16:41
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    It might be worth checking out another article he wrote on how to set up & use Homestead. It got a MAMP user like myself completely off of MAMP. – Damon Dec 6 '17 at 18:43
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Incase helps any other designer come devs who haven't a full grasp on dev/CL workflow, these steps worked for me – with thanks to craft support/community:

  1. in terminal, run exactly this: PATH="/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.0.15/bin:$PATH"
  2. composer create-project craftcms/craft PATH -s beta --ignore-platform-reqs PATH being your absolute path to your project (I crudely type in terminal, cd then drag the folder into terminal to get that path). Note: I seem to have to go through #1 each time I install Craft3 via composer else I get an error. Note: in #1 the php version needs to match what you are using (needs to be 7+ I believe).
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  • Note: Make sure to substitute into the above command the PHP version that MAMP is actually implementing. It may differ from 7.0.15. I'm also a bit mystified as to why I have to implement this command on every Craft 3 installation. Would think that adding the php version to the path would stick. – PhilR Dec 8 '17 at 3:03

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