David K. Grieshammer | Getting Xdebug working in MAMP Pro
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Getting Xdebug working in MAMP Pro

When trying to get Xdebug working on my Mac under Mamp I followed the advice of a lot blogs to uncomment the last line in your php.ini, called something like


in your „Applications/MAMP/bin/php/phpX.X.X/conf/php.ini“ and even “ /Applications/MAMP/conf/php5/php.ini.“ but Mamp wouldn’t enable Xdebug no matter what.

The solution is as simple as its obvious is nitty-clicky-mamp-land – Edit the respective php.ini in: File -> Edit Template -> PHP -> PHP 5.X.X.X php.ini, uncomment that last line about the zend_extension (meaning remove that ; at the beginning), save your changes and restart the Mamp Server. Voilá!