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oops.. do we really need that wp-config.php file? (4 posts)

  1. mikedancy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    so.... I have several blogs....
    when I opened up my FTP app it opened up one of the domains that I wasn't expecting and I messed up my wp-config.php file... okay, I deleted it.
    anyway, I used the 'sample' version and put in what I thought was the right username, database, and other fields but still get the typical errors.
    you can see the sites and errors here:

    below.. info_ = database
    user and PW = blah (not really... but ifyou want it, I'll PM it to you)

    <?php// ** MySQL settings ** //define('DB_NAME', 'info_word'); // The name of the databasedefine('DB_USER', 'info_BLAH'); // Your MySQL usernamedefine('DB_PASSWORD', 'BLAH'); // ...and passworddefine('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');define('DB_COLLATE', '');// Change SECRET_KEY to a unique phrase. You won't have to remember it later,// so make it long and complicated. You can visit https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm// to get a phrase generated for you, or just make something up.define('SECRET_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here'); // Change this to a unique phrase.// You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix$table_prefix = 'info_';
    // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!// Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the// chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.// For example, install de.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'// to enable German language support.define ('WPLANG', '');/* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__).'/');require_once(ABSPATH.'wp-settings.php');?>

  2. BushwackCA42
    Posted 6 years ago #

    So what's the problem?
    You need to change the info for your database
    <?php// ** MySQL settings ** //define('DB_NAME', 'info_word'); // The name of the databasedefine('DB_USER', 'info_BLAH'); // Your MySQL usernamedefine('DB_PASSWORD', 'BLAH'); // ...and

    it should be DB_NAME', yourdatabasename
    and your DB_PASSWORD', yourdatabasepassword
    then save the file as
    wp-config.php (no sample)

  3. mikedancy
    Posted 6 years ago #

    so I take out the -> ' <- marks ?
    i changed the user name to what it was as well as the password (I had all this written down)

    I took a snapshot of one of my other wp-config.php files and made mine as similar as possible but with teh correct usre / password / prefix_

  4. mikedancy
    Posted 6 years ago #


    okay, maybe not... luckily enough, I had a backup, just had to dig around for it - PHEW!!!

    I'm going to back this mofo up right now... beep beep beep

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