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Re-installing over broken install? (6 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried to install WP before having sufficient mysql priviledges (was missing ALTER, which caused install Step 3 to fail). I now have more priviledges, how can restart the installation process over again from the beginning?
    Whenever I go to wordpress/wp-admin/ I get asked to login.

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

    Use phpmyadmin to 'drop' all the tables inside your wordpress database.
    Then try to install again.
    If that doesn't work, delete all the files *except* wp-config.php, reupload new files, and install again.

  3. maphew
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried deleting all files and re-uploading. I still get the login page instead of the install page when going to wordpress/wp-admin .
    Can phpmyadmin be installed on a server where I don't have shell access?

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

    Could you delete the wordpress database and then create another ? That would work.
    I don't know about installing - you host really should be providing a database management tool, and it's usually phpmyadmin.
    An alternate way is alter 'wp-config' and change the table_prefix from the default of 'wp_'
    that should have the same effect as needing a full reinstall.

  5. maphew
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hmmm, this forum software keeps chopping the last sentence or so.
    ...so now I'm going to drop the tables and start over.

  6. maphew
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yup, that did it. Thanks for your help podz!

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