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Can't Select Database (15 posts)

  1. hilldo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi, this is the message I kep getting:

    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 aaronhil_wpblog 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?
    If you don't know how to setup a database you should contact your host. If all else fails you may find help at the WordPress Support Forums.

    I'm a newbie to this, so I would appreciate any help you can provide.

    Just want to get my blog up.
    Thank you.

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 9 years ago #

    Did you confirm that your database is indeed aaronhil_wpblog? Are you installing via FTP or some automated form?

  3. hilldo
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yes, the database is aaronhil_wpblog, and yes I am installing via FTP.

    Thanks

  4. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got the same problem, can anyone help us in this problem, I checked every letter i type and it was all right I am 100% sure of my user and database name.

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

    Who is your webhost?

  6. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    my web host is affordable multimedia or afmu.com thanks for your quick reply.

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

    Looks like they use Cpanel?
    http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/cpanel/
    If so that link should help :)

  8. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Podz, Thank you so much for your quick reply and link tutorial I will do it and I hope it works, I guess I didnt click the button "add user to database". Thanks!

  9. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks a lot Podz, I made it work, now i need tutorial to customized my site where can I find it? Thanks.

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Start here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Blog_Design_and_Layout
    (the whole Codex is full of good articles and references)

  11. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the link it will help me a lot.

  12. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I tried to change my heading based on the tutorials but unfortunately I got mess up, until I came up in deleting all the files of workpress. how can I reinstall it?

  13. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You deleted all the files for WordPress because you messed a themes file up?
    I don't think you really had to do that, but because you have you'll need to re-upload all the files for WP (via FTP for instance).

    Did you delete your database?

    If you didn't you're blog will still be all setup, you will just need to edit wp-config.php to point it to the already created database.

    If you did delete your database, then follow the steps above, or have a look in the codex:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  14. paetenos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for reply, No I did'nt delete my databse yet but I deleted all the files of wordpress, so you're saying I need to copy it again using ftp all the files. ok thanks my mistakes what a dumb i am, lol by the way, in case it happen to me again what should i do?

  15. mylagoon
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In the future;

    If you think you've messed a theme up beyond repair (which you probably haven't but for arguments sake), then all you need to do is delete that theme and reupload the theme in its original form (unedited). Don't delete WP files, and even more important, DO NOT delete your database.

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