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Yahoo! Database installation problems (6 posts)

  1. mildredfierce
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm trying to install wordpress for a client who uses yahoo hosting.

    Even though yahoo offers an option inside their sitebuilder to automatically install wordpress, it won't install it at the root of the server. It insists on doing it in a directory. For reasons that are long and complicated, I absolutely MUST install my client's blog at the root.

    Manual installation of wordpress on yahoo is hampered by the fact that the version of phpmyadmin offered by yahoo won't allow me to create a user for the wordpress database. It allows me to create the database, but when I attempt to create a user, I get this error:

    "Warning: Your privilege table structure seems to be older than this MySQL version! Please run the script mysql_fix_privilege_tables that should be included in your MySQL server distribution to solve this problem!"

    Has anyone found a way to surmount these problems? I'm literally tearing my hair out. Short of telling my client to move to a different hosting company, is there anything I can do to get this installed at the root?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Not the answer you're looking for but does Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory provide any kind of solution?

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Haven't used Yahoo in some time but maybe will help:
    User:MichaelH/Installation_Notes/Yahoo

  4. mildredfierce
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    thank you both, so much! i'm going to try these out tonight. hopefully one of them will solve my problem.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please let us know what, if anything, worked. It might help others in the same situation.

  6. mildredfierce
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The guide that MichaelH posted worked to create a user for the database. I was able to install wordpress. However, after installation, when I went to view the blog, the only thing that worked was the homepage. Anything going off of the homepage gave me a 410 error, such as is documented in this post.

    It's like yahoo is punishing me for attempting to install wordpress. Ugggh.

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