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Don't get the install process (4 posts)

  1. muchospanish
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. I opened wp-config-sample.php
    2. I deleted DB_NAME and stuck in the name of my db (keeping the two ' marks) - Should I have deleted the other side, where it says 'wordpress' and replaced that?
    3. I renamed it and left it in the original folder.
    4. I tried opening /wp-admin/install.php in my browser (Safari, Firefox) but it wouldn't open, so I typed the local address in the bar and got the source code. No place to set up tables.

    Don't I have to put in the address of my (mySQL) db somewhere?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


  2. Inspired2Write
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Dan,
    This may not be of much help to you. My host provides a one-click install of WordPress, which makes it super easy. Have you first double-checked in your host's panel to see if maybe you have the one-click install? If you're on Dreamhost, they are one that provides the one-click install.

    Otherwise, I'm not going to be able to be of that much help to you, but one thing I noticed is that you mentioned renaming the folder. You maybe should not be renaming the folder, and you also want to make sure that when you load the WordPress program into your ftp that you leave it zipped up until you place it into your ftp program. Your ftp program should be able to assign the appropriate names for the folders etc. As I mentioned that might not be of much help, but I'm sure someone else will probably have the answer for you if it doesn't help.

  3. bestfoot
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Dan,

    You may find this article helpful:


    You do need to replace 'wordpress' with the name of your database. Only if you named your mysql database 'wordpress' do you leave that the way it is.

    Typing the local address of your php file will indeed show you the code because you aren't set up to parse a php file. The server is (should be) equipped to parse that file and execute the php commands contained in it.

    When you get it all right, it should be a painless process. I am often in chat over at http://htmlfixit.com (see link to the right) and can try to talk you through it if necessary.


  4. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    2. I deleted DB_NAME and stuck in the name of my db (keeping the two ' marks) - Should I have deleted the other side, where it says 'wordpress' and replaced that?

    Yes! Don't touch anything with capitals on the left side of those parameters:
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'yourstufft'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'yourstuff'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourstuff'); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'yourstuff'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

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