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  1. angrybob
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Two things:

    1. How do I install (if at all) wordpress on my local drive? I would like to build my blog format somewhat before uploading it to the server.

    2. What is the corrrect name for my database? Is it simply asking the hosting service? What about the correct extension? MY db name at the host is mysqlXXXX.secureserver.net . Does that help?

    I've done some quick searches and found a some but not enough info on the db name, but nothing on installing on my local drive.

    Thanks.

    ps- the name 'angrybob' has nothing to do with me being angry ;-)

  2. lawtai
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    2. if your dbname is mysqlxxxx.securserver.net then just set that as your db_name in the wp-config file. Then just change the corresponding username/password fields. You can generally leave db_host alone as localhost. By default, the wordpress install adds WP as a prefix, so your WP database will look something like WP_post and so on.

    You can make sure of your dbname, but logging on in phpmyadmin, and seeign what the name is in there.

    Not too sure about the first question.

  3. If you're trying to install WP on a Mac, see this:
    http://maczealots.com/tutorials/wordpress/

    If you're trying to install WP on a PC, see this:
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/xampp/

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