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This is my Installation Error... (15 posts)

  1. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Can’t select database

    We were able to connect to the database server (which means your username and password is okay) but not able to select the blog database.

    * Are you sure it exists?
    * On some systems the name of your database is prefixed with your username, so it would be like username_wordpress. Could that be the problem?

    Not sure what I did wrong in Filezilla.. I'm savvy with WordPress, but not with techie stuff... any suggestions?

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Does the contents of your wp-config file match the database credentials.

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Gotta be your config.php. Go through it with a fine tooth comb from a to z.

  4. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I thought they did.. I followed the instructions but on the "Database" name I just put "blog" and in the username and password parts I used the same username and password that I got when I registered the domain.

  5. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    What is the name of the database your host set up for you. You should be able to view the name through your management interface.

  6. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm sorry for being bad at this..

    My work bought the website and they gave me the password to upload wordpress so we can have our company blog. I'm not sure of this management interface.

  7. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    so we can have our company blog

    A company should hire someone who knows how to install a database driven script.

  8. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A company should hire someone who knows how to install a database driven script.
    I agree.

    You need a database for wordpress to work. Talk to whoever bought the hosting and find out the details you need for the wp-config file. Look at these instructions to get a better grasp on the installation process.

  9. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hmm.. not the kind of help I was looking for.

    They are new to blogging.. I write and can do SEO. I'm not a tech guy. Furthermore, they have web guys that are extremely busy with work they do. They could have one of them do it, but WordPress boasts an easy installation procedure, so I told them I'd give it a shot before we took anyone else off their projects.

    Just suggestions on how to sort out the thing I did wrong please.

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You have got a company awash with IT guys who are apparently too busy to help with a vital forward facing part of the company on line brand and image and you want our help? Where do we invoice to?

    I thought they did.. I followed the instructions but on the "Database" name I just put "blog" and in the username and password parts I used the same username and password that I got when I registered the domain.

    Jeez. The 5 minute install is for normal people

  11. jstiller
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I think all you need to do is to create the database in mysql. this needs to be done manually before you install wp. the name of the database you create must match the name you gave in the config.. in your case 'blog' according to your previous post.

  12. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Wow... I'm actually appalled at the attitude here. I really am.

    Does not everyone have to learn somewhere? I guess there's no place for that with some people.

    The company is successful, just hit the Inc Magazine top 500 fastest growing companies. That being said, blogging is a new idea that they're not positive requires full resources just yet.

    You must not be a business person at all. A brand new step for a successful company like a blog is not smart to immediately siphon effort and opportunity costs into something that's unproven for their business.

    Then again, I guess business sense is for normal people.

  13. collinevan
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Jstiller.

  14. Root
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well if they do not siphon effort and opportunity by people who know what they are doing then how do they evaluate the process? I feel sorry for you. Get outta there.

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Most of us are business people.
    And we volunteer in this forum to help the beginner individual end users. I repeat: we volunteer in our free time.

    But we are reluctant to offer "charity" work for successful commercial organizations. It is that simple.
    And now instead of posting go and read the manual!

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