I am trying to install wordpress on my Mac running Lion. I installed mysql and enabled php. But I am having trouble connecting to mysql when I run the wp install. Am I supposed to create a database myself, or should wp create it automatically? I am new to wp and mysql, so no clue how to create a database either. Can I use an arbitrary username/password for the database?
So I am sure install would take about 5 minutes on a server that has already been set up. But if you are hosting your own server like I am, the instructions are very lacking. I would appreciate basic instructions on all the elements I need configured such as php (appears to be working) and mysql.