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[resolved] NEWBIE needs help! (7 posts)

  1. pdbadvertising
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey all,

    I'm familiar with .html, and .php, and .js, but I've never even touched Word Press before and I'm pretty lost. I don't have a particular project I'm working on, I'm basically trying to get an understanding of how it works and learn how to use it.

    I downloaded the latest version 3.0.1. I'm following the readme.html instructions (famous 5 minute install).... First step opening up wp-config-sample.php.... Where do I get all the database connection details (username password hostname etc.)??

    I have a few hosting accounts on godaddy, and hostmonster (don't know if this helps at all)....

    Any help on how to acquire this information/tips on learning wordpress is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Joe

  2. This guide covers the installation process in more detail:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Detailed_Instructions

    Let us know if you need any further assistance.

  3. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1) Decide which domain name you are going to install WordPress on
    2) Create a database and a username in your cPanel associated with the domain name.
    3) Use the information from (2) to populte the wp-config-sample.php and rename it to wp-config.php
    4) Using your ftp client upload all of the WordPress core files to your chosen location (domain name) on the server it is hosted on.
    5) Navigate to the site and follow the onscree instructions to complete the installation.

    5 Steps, 5 Minutes, Job Done.

  4. pdbadvertising
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    2) Create a database and a username in your cPanel associated with the domain name.

    @ZGani- So in step 2... say I use a domain that I'm hosting a site through godaddy.... I would sign into my account with them to create a database and username?

    I'm going to read through the more detailed instructions Jame posted as well.

  5. pdbadvertising
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ...Actually I just signed into my godaddy account and set up a database with a username and password. It's now pending setup. Perhaps this is what I'm missing?

  6. pdbadvertising
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Got it to work. Thanks all who helped!

  7. You're welcome!

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