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  1. agauger
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My first attempt to install Word Press failed. I fixed the wp-config.php problem but now the program shows the following error:
    "You appear to already have WordPress installed. If you would like to reinstall please clear your old database files first."
    Can anyone tell me how to clear these files?
    Thanks,
    Aaron

  2. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is possible the tables are all installed. You can delete the wordpress database in mysql if you would like or try just running "upgrade.php" to make sure all tables were added on your first attempt to install.

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I do not know what you mean when you say the install failed. The message indicates you have in fact succeeded.

  4. arghnoname
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You could create a new, blank database in mySQL, and set your config files to point to that one.

  5. agauger
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tried running upgrade.php. Seemed to work except I think I might have a permissions issue. This error displayed:
    Database error: [Access denied for user: 'gauger@localhost' to database 'gauger']
    appears dozens of times. Can I change the MySQL database permissions (if that is the problem) from my FTP client or do I need to speak with my hosting company?
    Thanks for the prompt reply!
    -Aaron

  6. Beel
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sure, you can change the permissions. How do you access the database, with phpMyAdmin? Until you find out how you can do that, you might try setting the user as "root" for now and run upgrade.

  7. agauger
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm not sure how I accessed the database. I just guessed at the MySQL login info based on some of the posts on this forum. I'll look into the use of "phpMyAdmin" - can you tell me a little about it?

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