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Learning More: Installing WordPress (67 posts)

  1. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    WordPress is very easy to install with it's Famous 5 Minute Installation, but sometimes you need a little more help understanding what is being asked and how to go about providing the right information.

    Installing WordPress is an article in the WordPress Codex that will take you step-by-step through the process, covering:

    * Things to Know Before You Begin Installing WordPress
    * Detailed Installation Instructions
    * Common Installation Problems
    * Foreign Languages Installations
    * How to Install Multiple Blogs

    The WordPress Codex features several hundred articles with information on how to use, modify, and customize WordPress. Take a few minutes to stop in and see what amazing articles and resources WordPress Community volunteers have donated to help WordPress users learn more.

  2. peter_dnt
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How to create 2 blogs under ONE domain? Should I install WordPress 2 times under different directory?

  3. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    peter_dnt: yes, that's the easiest option. Installing Multiple Blogs has more details on other options.

  4. joshuart
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have installed WordPress, but every time I try to log in it just blanks the fields and doesn't go anywhere. I have changed the password twice...no luck. Did I forget something upon install?

  5. skippy
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Joshuart: can you give us some more details about your configuration(s)? What server platform are you using?

    Do you have access to the web server error logs? If so, is there anything of note in there?

  6. joshuart
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have sent a message to BlueDomino asking about the server platform. As for the error log, it is empty.

  7. joshuart
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My account is on a Unix server. What else do you need to know?

  8. masquerade
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    PHP Version, mysql version, specific platform (unix can be very vague, its like saying I drive a ford, "well, what model, what year"). WordPress version, webserver/version, anything else that might be relavent.

  9. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    anytime I try to go the next stept after changing the config andtrying to follow the link "Launch /wp-admin/install.php in your browser. This should setup the tables needed for your blog." I get this kind of information...

    "hide_errors(); $installed = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->users"); if ($installed) die(__('
    Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.
    ') . ''); $wpdb->show_errors(); switch($step) { case 0: ?>

    ReadMe documentation at your leisure.'), '../readme.html'); ?>"

    I DID clear anything up - from the server, as well as from the pc but it didn't make any difference. the created password is also lillte strange with signs like %&$...

    What is wrong? I installed php and mysql

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So, is this on a hosting server or on your PC? If on a server why to install php and mysql?

  11. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    erm... because it didn't work without these stuff and I thought I need these progs?

    As fas as I see I get these "messages" opening the file on the pc and a "data noch found" on the server

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Except the wp-config.php you don't have open any file on your pc before install. For that use a plain text editor.
    Then follow the instructions for installation:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page > see Installation
    There is also a German WP site for support:
    http://www.wordpress.de

  13. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I opened the wp-config-sample.php with the normal windows editor and changed it with "save under" wp-config.php

    then I uploaded everything and there the trouble was

  14. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What do you call "normal windows editor"? Word? Don't use Word, use Notepad.

  15. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    that's what I did

  16. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well - surely but definetly I am getting rellay crazy... *arghh*

    now i come to the terms that firefox doesn't show me anymore all these strange signs and symbols but a clear text, which says:

    "This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can't contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host's database server is down.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?"

    well - really stupid question - where can I modify the passwort or do something about it to get it started?

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

    belle116 - are you using Cpanel or Plesk or vDeck ? If so, there are guides for each here : http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/

  18. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    no - at least not that i know that ...
    I work with windows xp, got installed php 5.1 and mysql (to be honest: not exactly knowing if i could use it :( )

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

    belle - are you installing onto a website, or into your computer ?

  20. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    On the website... should I do it onto the computer? (sorry.... feel pretty "unskilled")

  21. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    as far as I opent the file /wp-admin/install.php i on my computer I get the "cryptical stuff" (see my long post from 16:53:59)

  22. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    As I told earlier: you do NOT need to install php and/or mysql on your computer. All that "stuff" should be on your server already installed by the host. (If they don't have it - move to a decent host.)
    What do you use to ftp the files to your server?
    Do you have a database set up for you? Is there any user interface for administering your website?

  23. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah <sigh>
    go back to my post where I said "Follow the Installation instructions".
    Read it here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress#Installation
    and if you need help after reading it, please, post back!

  24. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeah - i read it and still got trouble - maybee I am only a very stupid little girl (that's how I feel the longer I do that)
    do I have to "2. Create a database for WordPress on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it."

    because before it said that I needn't mysql

  25. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It says on your web server - not on your computer. And a user in the mysql database, also on the server.
    So back to the basics: do you have a databse set up for your hosting account? Or, can you create one through the admin panel of your website?

  26. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oh ok - i got it... (late...)

    i have to negate both: I can't create a database. But a "service-man" told me by questening about "blogin" that I only have to put online the css-files. which (what i see now) has not so very much to do with qhat I really questiones)

  27. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Am I right that there has to be category in my panel about "creating a database" or something like that?

  28. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Some host let you create your database(s), other will create it for you, and in this case they have to give you the 4 pieces of info needed for the wp-config.php file.
    Don't ask about "blogging" - tell them you need a database :), more exaclty a MySQL database.

  29. belle116
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok. i' call them tomorrow.
    if they say, they don't support a database - do I have another (ANY) chance to get it going?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH and so far. See ya tomorrow (nice sites - by the way)

  30. joshuart
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for trying to help me. I just don't know enough to continue to play with WordPress, so I am turning to an easier java package.

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