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  1. djredhawk
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Having never done much with php on my site, I'm at a bit of a loss. According to the installation procedure, I need to change some things in the congfig-sample and resave as config. I did that (or at least I thought I did.) Then uploaded to my website. Unfortunately, going to the wp-admin/install, it tells me that there's no config.php file to open.
    I'm pretty sure it's a case of me not putting the information where it needs to be in the config file. Can someone SHOW me what it would look like? Here's the original sample:
    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'username'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

    Would someone make alterations to this sample (visual example for a complete programming novice) so I know exactly where the changes should be? Once I eliminate user error, I can go the next step and speak with my webhost.
    Thanks!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. tontamoo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Essentially, just replace wordpress, username, password, and localhost (the ones inside the apostrophes) with the corresponding values for your website. If you are unsure what your MySQL username or password are, try asking your webhost.

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