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  • Hey WordPressers, hoping you can help. I’m using Micrsoft New web editing software and i am trying to link it to my existing site, so I can experiment / improve it.
    The program wants a database name, okay so I found that, (web140-a-wor-705) however I get an error which says when I press okay
    Cannot use the value ‘web140-a-wor-705’ for parameter ‘Database Name’. The value must match the regular expression ‘^\w{1,16}$’.
    Now i’m not sure if or how I can change my database name, or indeed how to create a new one with my own defined name. My server uses MYSQL database with PHPadmin
    Any help would be appreciated.

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  • you can change the database name. Not sure exactly how…. for instance on GoDaddy I can just go to my mysql menu and change the name. Just remember if you do change the name, it also needs to be change in WordPress’ wp-config.php file

    IndeedI can thanks, however now I am stuck with the issue of what to change it too.
    A regular expression, whats a regular expression.
    Well that doesn’t matter as I can’t even change the name
    #1044 – Access denied for user ‘web140-a-wor-705’@’%’ to database ‘wordpressdata’
    Is the error I get. What is this a permission error. ><

    If you are hosting your website at a hosting company then usually you may not have the ability to rename or delete your database or create new ones due to security reasons, just contact a webmaster and talk with them how to sort this out.

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