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  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK ... I'm a beginner with code ... two questions:
    1.
    I opened this file: wp-config.php and it is aksing me to supply the database name? Where do I find the name of the database?
    2.
    Then there is this part:
    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
    // For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');
    I HAVE NO IDEA what all that means!? Inside of the wp-includes folder there is no 'languages' directory? Am I supposed to add a'languages' directory? Where do I get an MO and what do set WPLANG to?
    Thanks!

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

    1. You need to have created a database for wp to use, or, your host will have a named database that you use anyway.
    2. What language do you want ?

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    1. How do I find out the name of that database?
    2. English

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

    1. Ask your hosting company for your database name, or have a look at the mysql settings in your cpanel.
    2. No worries- ignore that bit then.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok ... this is what I've found for MySQL:
    MySQL
                   Database Administrator: pg7160
                   Number of Databases: 1
                   Database Prefix: 4oakscollegegroup_com_-_
    Then I dug a little deeper and found this:
    MySQL 3.23.58 running on localhost as pg7160@localhost
    I've tried putting all of those in there but it always gives me the errore page saying:
    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    WordPress Support Forums
    Any ideas?

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

    The DB_NAME
    4oakscollegegroup_com_-_
    needs something added after it.
    The rest is probably correct.
    Do you have phpMyAdmin ? If so, log into that, and 'Create database'. The name you enter there should be added to the end of what you have above.

  7. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have this same problem except I have the right db name, usrname, and password. I left it as local host becausemy phpmyadmin tells me that i'm running from Local host. so.. I'm confuzzled.
    Oh, and I made a subdirectory for WP called WordPress... Because i don't want it all installed at the root.
    *headache* :(

  8. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Check this thread.
    http://wordpress.org/support/2/11365
    And when you specify localhost, there's no spaces:
    Right: localhost
    Wrong: local host
    @Anon, when you set up your database and user, did you then ADD the user to the database? You mustn't forget that important step!
    Joni

  9. akanowicz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm having troubles too...
    I've entered the information I see on my hosting companies website about the data base I created.
    The db is akanowic_blog. I put that in the wp-config file along with the username and password. But still no luck. I get an error when trying to access the install.php file.

  10. sunshine
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What error?

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