1.5 installed but (7 posts)

  1. dawg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    is using a shared DB, How do I create it's own db though MySQL so it is in the correct folder, I do not want to install wordpress though cpanel because I have 1.5 already in a unique folder. This stuff is blowing my mind but will probably find it simple soon. Thanks in advance!

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 11 years ago #

    Doesn't cpanel allow you to create a new database?

    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/cpanel/ (look at the "Make Database" section)

  3. alienvenom
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Your database has to be in the format of user_database.

    So if you wanted to create the database "wordpress" as the user "bob" it would be "bob_wordpress".

    When you tell the script to use the database, make sure you include "bob_wordpress" and not just "wordpress".

    Also, your user has to have permissions to create new databases too. This is a MySQL configuration thing and has to be done by the "root" (sysop) user.

  4. dawg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Thanks, I did get it installed yesterday in it's own DB. I am somewhat confused if it is actually using the db that I created though. Does WordPress install it's own db when you point your browser to the install file or does it have to already have the db defined?

    It is just a toy for now til I figure it out but I got the navbar in place on the comments page!

      I am having troubles with the sidebar lining up though, I tweaked it though css using position: absolute;top:260px;</> but it should go up there on its own.

      http://cafe789.com/journal/?p=1#comments I know the calendar and links are out of whack.

      use the web developer extension to edit the css with this[position: absolute;top:260px;] and you will see it pop into place.

  5. lbessant

    Posted 11 years ago #

    WordPress can't create a database - it creates its tables in the database specified in the wp-config.php file. If a shared database is being used, you can set a different table prefix in wp-config.php - have a look in the file and you'll see where.

    This can be useful if your host restricts the number of databases you can have (or charges per db) - you can have multiple WordPress installations sharing the same database without interfering with each other.

  6. dawg
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Any ideas on the side bar sitting below the content on the comments page?

  7. NuclearMoose
    Posted 11 years ago #

    You are more likely to get your questions answered if you restrict a thread to a single question, rather than adding questions on as you go.

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