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  1. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    To answer your query:

    If your db is named peanuts - and your username is diamondgirl
    then you would use the following:

    define('DB_NAME', 'diamondgirl_peanuts'); // The name of the database

    The username part would be the username for the database. So if you made a database which uses the username of balls it would be as follows:

    define('DB_USER', 'diamondgirl_balls'); // Your MySQL username

    your password, if it was goats would be as follows:

    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'goats'); // ...and password

    Leave this section alone:

    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

    All your questions are answered in all the links provided here, from setting up the db to getting it working. It's in your itnerest to read and follow them

    Save this file as wp-config.php.

  2. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok I did it. Now what do I do?

  3. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Should I close the window wp config?
    And where exactly do I go to do the fourth step?
    I dont get this.
    Step 4: Place the files
    Now you will need to decide where on your web site you'd like your blog to appear:

    In the root directory of your web site. (For example, http://example.com/)
    In a subdirectory of your web site. (For example, http://example.com/blog/)
    Note: The location of your root web directory in the filesystem on your web server will vary across hosting providers and operating systems. Check with your hosting provider or system administrator if you do not know where this is.

    [edit]In the Root Directory
    If you need to upload your files to your web server, use your favorite FTP client to upload all the contents of the wordpress directory (but not the directory itself) into the root directory of your web site.
    If your files are already on your web server, and you are using shell access to install WordPress, move all of the contents of the wordpress directory (but not the directory itself) into the root directory of your web site.
    [edit]In a Subdirectory
    If you need to upload your files to your web server, rename the wordpress directory to your desired name, then use your favorite FTP client to upload the directory to your desired location within the root directory of your web site.
    If your files are already on your web server, and you are using shell access to install WordPress, move the wordpress directory to your desired location within the root directory of your web site, and rename the directory to your desired name.

  4. Avenir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Get an FTP client, access your server through FTP, create a new directory to install WordPress in, and then upload all the files you downloaded to this new directory.

    Then go to install.php, which should be located inside the wp-admin folder which is inside your installation directory, using your web browser and follow the steps.

    But seriously, like Jinsan said, all of this was explained in the links that were given in the beginning of this thread.

  5. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok I did it. Now what do I do about the fourth step?

  6. Avenir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You uploaded the files? That was the fourth step. The fifth step should be a no-brainer.

  7. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    my thing ends with username_wordpress and database_wordpress so I put peanuts_wordpress and coconut_wordpress for database because that is the way it looks in the cpanel. Did I do that right?

  8. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no I didnt do the fourth step because I dont know how to upload. and now I think I might have done the third step wrong now that jinson explained it differently. *sigh* I am a techie reject.

  9. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    YOU GAVE UP ON ME????

  10. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    TDG,
    Nobody has given up on you, and don't give up on yourself, either. These forums are populated by people from across many time zones, and perhaps Avenir simply had to go to bed! :)

    Maybe it's time to pause and take a breather.

    Have you read through this: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress ?

  11. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Moose, I believe macmanx provided those links at the very start. I thought hte guides were pretty straight forward.

    diamondgirl - i have some sympathy, it is a touch confusing.

    you have to use your cpanel username a the prefix.

    so if your cpanel username is diamondgirl then any prefix which is required will require the prefix diamondgirl before the username or password.

    as I said above:

    cpanelusername_database username
    cpanelusername_database name
    database password
    leave final setting alone.

    in CPanel you have something called Filemanager - click it and upload all the files wherever you want your installation to be.

    So if you want your files to be in yourdomainame/blog

    then create a folder called blog then just the name dir name from wordpress to blog and upload the files.

    another way you might be able to ftp (transfer the files in one go) is to use your browser.

    type the following: ftp://cpanelusername:cpanelpassword@yourdomain:21 if it prompts your for a password and username enter it. You shoudl then be able to drag and drop the files.

  12. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I went to my cpanel and there is a thing called fantastico and there is a link for blogs and word press is there but then there are questions there to answer and I dont know how.

  13. Avenir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ Moose
    I just had to go eat dinner. ^_^;;

    I will continue helping you, thediamondgirl.

    Fantastico is an automatic script installation program that some hosts offer to allow their users to install various scripts on their sites. I believe that Fantastico works with WordPress, but I don't know how reliable it is. If you want to try using Fantastico to install WordPress on your site, then you should forget about all the installation and follow the steps that Fantastico gives you, which will probably be just a few questions and clicking a few buttons.

    OK, back to finding your username and database name. Jinsan's post is good. Read it. If you don't understand what he's talking about, then you can read what I'm about to write right now.

    Login to your cPanel. Now click on the button in the third row, third column of all the image buttons on the right side that has "MySQL Databases" printed under it. You should now see a listing of all your databases. Find the database that you're using to install WordPress. The database name is printed in bold and is next to an orange "Delete", and orange "Check", and a blue "Repair."

    Beneath that you will see some underlined text that says "Users in (database)". Below this you will find the username. It's printed in normal letters, and is next to (Priveleges: ALL PRIVELEGES) and an orange "Delete."

    The password is simply that password that you entered when you created the username. It has not been altered with prefixes or anything by cPanel, so you can just use it as you entered it.

    Now go open your wp-config-sample.php the way you did before and enter the data in as I instructed you earlier in this thread.

    Now to upload your files. I like using FTP clients, but that's just me and because I find web-based file managers a pain, but if you like the web-based stuff, then go ahead and use it.

    I use FileZilla to upload files to my server. That link will take you to the Codex's explanation of how to download, setup and connect to your server with FileZilla.

    You can also use cPanel's built in file manager to upload your files. To do that, return to the home screen of your cPanel. Click the second button in the second row titled "File Manager" on the right side of the screen. It'll open up a new window. Find the folder where you want to upload your WordPress files. If your server is anything like mine, then you'll probably have to go into another folder called something like public_html before you can upload the files so they can be viewed by everyone.

    If you want to install WordPress to a directory, then enter that directory by clicking on the little yellow folder next to it. If the directory hasn't been created yet, then you can create it with the "Create New Folder" link. Enter a name and press OK and then enter that new directory. You could also just install all the WordPress files in your root, but I think putting it in a directory makes things more organized.

    So once you've decided where you want to upload your stuff, click the big arrow next to "Upload file(s)". That brings up a bunch of little boxes for you enter filenames. Click "Browse" by one of them and find a file on your computer to upload. Any one will do. Repeat that step with different files until you've filled up all the boxes. Then click "Upload." This is why I don't like web-based file managers. With FTP, I can upload as many files I want at a time; but with web-based, you're limited to how many boxes they give you.

    So once things are uploaded, you need to go to wp-admin/install.php, which is located in your installation directory, using your web browser. Click the links when it tells you to, and you should be all done.

    Sorry for the long post. ^_^;;

  14. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    omg it is midnight here and I have to be up in five hours! to think this was a five minute setup. How dumb am I???????????? ok so now I will have to do the rest tomorrow. This is soooo depressing. But thank you all for your help. This is really sad. I will check in since I know I wont be able to sleep because this will be on my mind.

  15. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    TDG,
    You aren't dumb-you are inexperienced in setting up a piece of software and the necessary bits to work with it. It's all part of the learning curve. Just be patient and stick to it, and eventually you will get it.

  16. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    fantastico will install wp in a click of the mouse for you, just make sure what the version is. My fantastico uses wp 1.2.1 so I manually install 1.5 but go for it with Fantastico, either way if it is the older version you can run an upgrade script and if it is the new version you are in business

  17. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no really I am dumb when it comes to this.
    I can speak two languages and read and write in four and I teach and own my own company but this stuff. UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I dont know how to do this. I am still trying and it is not happening!

  19. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    dawg can you help me install with fantastico

  20. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I THINK I DID IT WITH FANTASTICO!
    SEE IF YOU SEE IT http://www.audacity.com/audaciousliving

  21. Avenir
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I get a "Page not found" error. Maybe try again?

  22. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got it if it has red with a maze like logo upper left corner/sorry for bad descrip but did not take a screen shot.

    No it was audacity inc/ no

  23. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    instructions for a fantastico install:

    1) Click on Fantastico -

    You are presented with a screen that has many options one of which is WordPress.

    2) Click WordPress (wow they have 1.5 on there? Blimey!)

    Click new installation where it tells you diskspace etc.

    3) You are taken to another screen:

    Installation location

    Install on domain: leave this alone

    Install in directory: where do you want it to install? If you want to install in the root directory, this will install all your files so when you view your page you will go to http://yourdomain.com for your blog. If you want, you can install in a folder called BLOG just type the word blog (case sensitive) no / or . or anything, just the word that you want your directory to be called.

    Admin access data

    Administrator-username (you need this to enter the protected admin area): What do you want the login username to be.

    Password (you need this to enter the protected admin area): what do you want the login password to be.

    Base configuration

    Admin nickname: your nickname (instead of admin, you can have it call you diamondgirl.

    Admin e-mail (your email address): your actual email address so that yo can receive messages if you forget your password.

    Site name: Just give it a name - Diamondgirl's Blog for example
    Description: Leave blank or type in a description such as I like to blog so bite me.

    E-mail account configuration - if you're not sure leave all this blank
    E-mail account username - same as above
    E-mail account password - same as above
    POP/SMTP server - same as above
    POP/SMTP server port - same as above

    Note for the Email configuration, most of the details will be filled in expcet the password, enter the password or clear all the fields.

    Click install WordPress. Job done.

    Make a note of the login information, site address etc.

    EDIT: Dawg what you see is their manin page, I think the blog is on another install - remember she's having touble installing, so I'd be shocked if a site would be up and running like that this quickly.

  24. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    fantastico will do it in a breeze, but I only have the 1.2.1 version, oh well, Jinsan must have a better host

  25. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok this is what i put http://www.audacitymagazine.com/audaciousliving/ and I got a blue top with the words audacitymagazine.com

  26. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    does anyone see what I see?

  27. dawg
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yep and that is kubrick by default, I like the page that is in your profile, who designed that?

    Your version of fantastico also installs 1.5, I guess I will check my cpanel to see if my host updated.

  28. thediamondgirl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It says this when I try to edit things like deleting the comment and trying to delete the links on there: Sorry, you need to enable sending referrers, for this feature to work

  29. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 9 years ago #

  30. Jinsan
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't panic! :D

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