How to install Laravel in MAMP-MAC

Today i was trying to install laravel in MAMP , While going through their step on laravel site mentioned i found that i didn installed mycript extension. I had googled for lot of time and lastly i installed .

I am writing this will help some one to install laravel in Mac using MAMP.

Install composer

Before installing laravel we have to install composer . We can go to and we can install from from there or we can follow the following steps step

1. first we have to check curl is enabled . step 2. we can install composer globally as mentioned in their site

curl -sS | php
mv composer.phar /usr/local/bin/composer

Install Laravel 

1.once we installed composer we have to move to htdocs and to our directory from our terminal

cd /directory/folder

2. We can tell composer to download laravel  and install by following commands

composer global require "laravel/installer=~1.1"
composer create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-dist

And here it will come to as for mycrypt extension .

Mcrypt PHP extension required.

To solve this issue we have to check the php version frist

php -v

   3.Now let us have our PHP version, in my case 5.6.2, we can open our .bash_profile script

nano .bash_profile

4. Add our MAMP PHP version after the code already present ,Exit the file and Save   it.

export MAMP_PHP=/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.10/bin

5. Now we can try to install Laravel  again That is it!.

composer create-project laravel/laravel your-project-name --prefer-dist


6. We can see Laravel is downloading and installing





  Finally it will show like installed. Application key (*******) installed successfully.


Now let us go to browser and check the URL.

Screen Shot 2014-12-25 at 9.56.18 pm

That is it!




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  1. I would also say:

    When installing Laravel you may be prompted to install the command line tools or to install Xcode – either one is fine although the command line tools on its own is quicker to download.

    section 2:
    This is really just a sanity check because if you get the mcrypt error while trying to install Laravel inside MAMP it’s highly likely the wrong PHP version is being referenced by the system.

    Find which version you are using in MAMP by navigating in the MAMP App to Preferences then PHP tab.

    Use “php -v” OR you can use the faster “which php” to find out which version the system is using. If its not the same PHP version you are using in MAMP then you need to run section 3.

    section 3:
    This is needed because mCrypt does not exist in OSX’s default PHP library but does exist in MAMP’s PHP libraries.

    The .bash_profile file will need to be re-edited each time you change which version of PHP you are using in MAMP.

    The .bash_profile file should be created in /users/yourloginname (nano will create it if the file does not yet exist).

    You will either need to restart your computer or run:
    “source ~/.bash_profile” in order for the system to accept the new .bash_profile

  2. Hi Shabeeb and Phil, thanks so much for your posts. I was trying to install laravel without any success, until I came across your post. Thanks a million, guys!!!

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