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database not found, subdir. names

  • Does the database for wp have to have wordpress at the end?

    I installed in a subdirectory called muse. (I ended up uploading the separate contents of the wp directory, because uploading the whole “renamed” directory itself, whether named “muse” or “glitteringstew.com/muse” didn’t work.)

    Since my database name is dhthoma_glitteringstew_muse, how do I set wp to find “muse” rather than wordpress? I think this may be the problem.


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  • You need only to enter the proper information into the wp-config.php file. Ensure that DB_NAME is as described above in your post.

    You upload your WP files into your desired folder on your server. I use a subdomain, so my folder is blah/blah/public_html/blog/.
    Make sure to retain the default WordPress folder structure within your target folder.

    Then, navigate with your browser to example.com/wp-admin/install.php and that will start the installation script for you.

    I solved the problem. It was the hostname. At the suggestion of a user, I entered the IP address as the host, and it all came together. I wrote a note to my domain host telling them to mention this if another user has this problem.

    Suggestion for the install doc to mention this possibility.

    thanks so much for all the help.

    Another thing which was not obvious is that I had to enter the single quotes around the db info.

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