This is an advanced topic for people wanting to host a wordpress site on their own mac.
It can get very monotonous trying to develop a wordpress website live. You can download MAMP but it’s quite a process to setup. There’s an all in one wordpress installation by Bitnami which I just used under Mavericks and it’s great. It installs Apache, MYSQL, phpMyAdmin and all you need to run wordpress.
You can download it here:
Run it and you’ll see a screen like this:
Click ‘visit application’ to go to the webpage in Safari!
(It will be this address: http://localhost:8081/wordpress/)
Just a note, the auto install version from the App Store did not work for me. I think because my hard disk name has a space in it. The download the installer as a dmg file worked wonderfully.