Up and Running with Craft CMS - Mcrypt extension required??


#1

Hey guys I’m following the Up and Running with Craft CMS course by @kezzbracey
but I haven’t got very far before hitting a problem I’m struggling to fix.

I’m near the end of 2.2 Installing Craft CMS and trying to run the installer but when I go to http://localhost:8888/index.php/admin I’m getting this message.

Can’t run Craft CMS :frowning:
Your server doesn’t meet the following requirements to run Craft CMS:

The Mcrypt extension is required.
Please talk to your host/IT department about upgrading your server.

From what I’ve read the Mcrypt extension should have been installed with MAMP. I followed all the instructions so not sure where I’m going wrong.

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Dan


#2

After some more reading it turns out Mcrypt has been removed from PHP 7.2. I selected a previous php version in the MAMP preferences and it’s working now. Any idea if this will be a problem during deployment too? If so how is this fixed in Craft?