Oct 25, 2017. How to set up FTP access for local WordPress site running via MAMP. Sometimes you may need ftp access for your local WordPress development (to update WordPress core version, themes and Plugins) running via MAMP or MAMP PRO. You can use the ftp server built into Mac OS X but unfortunately ftp. The effort required to establish a communication facility that supports SLIP, PPP, Gopher, or other…