Of course, it was written four years ago, and while the author seems to have kept up a bit, it’s still old sauce. Not to mention the fact I myself now run Vista.
So, following this to the letter (with the single exception of the .htaccess bit and mod_rewrite engine, which I don’t recall has ever worked, and changing the wp_option ‘home’ in the database, which I couldn’t find at all), I come up with blank pages when I attempt to access wp-login. I’ve triple-checked to make sure my database passwords and usernames are correct and match each other, I’ve made sure my config is changed to localhost and that the user/pass works there … I’m really not sure what I’ve done wrong.
Any advice would be most appreciated. I’m quite out of touch playing with this stuff, and sort of nervous about digging through rogue databases. 😐