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installed in wrong location/tried to more location and messed it up, how do i fi (5 posts)

  1. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Hi, when i manually installed wordpress i installed it to lcbargains.biz/wordpress ! and later realised that it should have only been at lcbargains.biz ! so i copied everything to the correct location and deleted the /wordpress folder and it didnt work. - so i deleted everything and redid install from scratch in correct location and it tells me it cant select the database!

    can anyone help guide me here

  2. Keith Driscoll
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    That's because your database is not empty. You could create a new database or if you know how, drop the tables in the current database (assuming you have no important data in there!) and try again.

    Hope that helps :)

  3. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    i dont have anything there as far as i know, only a new wordpress install that failed. if where it asks for a table prefix i change it on setup config, would that be what you are suggesting about dropping tables, and what should i change it to? thanks

  4. Keith Driscoll
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    You could do that. It would result in a few extra unused tables in your WordPress database but that should be OK.

    Also, it is always a good idea to change the WordPress database table prefix to something other than the default for security reasons :)

  5. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    thank you keith, i will give that a try :)

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