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I can not change the wp-config-sample.php (9 posts)

  1. ewealths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am a complete newbie, I just want to get statred on my 1st wordpress blog but I can't seem to know what I am doing, I have read the installation instruction but still I can not change the wp-config-sample.php. What CAN I do?

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When you see it in your Windows Explorer, click right and choose "open with" and pick "notepad" as a software. Edit the file, "save as" wp-config.php and upload to your server with your FTP client.

  3. ewealths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have the folder on my system it is the whole wordpress zip folder that the link with the open with is coming up with and not the individual sample.php file, please be more explicit. Thanks

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Do you have a file manager on your system? Can you edit files there?
    Btw. how did you get the files there?

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

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  6. ewealths
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    what do you mean by a system manager?

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    he wrote "file manager".

    youve got a very very long road ahead of you if this little slice of the giant pizza is turning out to be difficult chew for you. Have you thought about enlisting some sort of personalized assistance, or maybe, trying out wordpress.com for a while?

  8. mores
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The "file manager" is most probably the "Windows Explorer" (not to be confused with the "Internet Explorer").
    it's the thing where you see a white box with icons of your files.
    Click on "start" then "my computer" then select the drive and the directory to where you saved your WordPress files.
    If it is still zipped, as you say, you will see a "latest.zip" file. Right-click and unzip (I think that's how it works.)
    Now you have a "latest" directory. Go in there and change the wp-config-sample.php file just like Gangleri told you to.

    Then come back here and we'll explain what you need to get your files onto your website :)

  9. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mores, the files are on his server. The control panel (PHPmyAdmin whatever) usually has a file manager, that's what I was fishing for.

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