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  1. vidaroc
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi... OK, I have been on at least 15 sites trying to get wordpress help. This site and others explain quite a bit, but still not getting me to that start up wordpress page...here is what I have done...I am using vdeck, phpmyadmin, and mysql, by the way...

    got the .zip wordpress--unzipped it--put it in a folder on my desktop--opened my phpmyadmin page--they let me create databases through the mySQL thing--created a database....OK! But from here, i have NO clue how to upload all the wordpress files to this database. i don't see a upload files button.??? i used the Import button, but it displays a error everytime.

    This is what i tried next...
    opened dreamweaver--used the ftp--uploaded all the wordpress files through that onto my site in the directory--but I have no clue of how to get everythign started from there...I tried doing the http://domainname.com/public_ftp/wp-admin/install.php but it shows nothing... I then tried http://domainname.com/wp-admin/install.php but I just keep getting error messages.. I have no clue what I'm doing.. can somehow just show me to tell me how to make this work.. i think i really would liek to use it but it's all greek to me. thanks.. please reply soon.. I'm going crazy lol

  2. adam-
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You shouldn't need to upload any files to your wordpress database.

    What you need to do is copy all the unzipped wordpress files FTP or SCP to where ever you are hosting them. Then edit your wp-config.php (will be in the directory where you just copied all the files) and provide it with the address/username/password for the database you created in phpmyadmin.

    Then you should be able to browse to where ever you've copied the files, so like, yourdomain.com/yourwordpressfolder/install.php and it should basically do the rest for you!

    Adam

  3. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

  4. vidaroc
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    thanks =)

  5. macsoft3
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    vidaroc,

  6. You don't need to go to a specific subdirectory to complete install. Simply, go to the very directory where WP is installed.
  7. There are some video tutorials at YouTube.
  8. Doesn't your web hosting company have Fantastico or anything similar that lets you install it with a few steps?
  9. Good luck,

    Tom Bluewater
    MacHouse
    mhvt.net

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