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To perform the requested action, WordPress needs to access your web server.
[OT] Enable ‘user’ dir in Mac OS X (/Users/*/[user]/* → http://localhost/~[user]/*) notes:
The solution: Edit your httpd.conf to run as your username for the user and staff for the group.
Open httpd.conf in TextEdit:
sudo open -e /Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/etc/httpd.conf