Database, Username, Installation! (5 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am trying to install this and I have created a database because it mentioned a database name in the config.php, so making an educated guess, I created one on my domain control panel. Now I am trying to access the install.php file on my browser and I am unable to log in and that webpage comes up with a lot of code showing, so I'm not sure if it's something in the code with you guys or something I could have possibly not done correctly myself.

    How do I log in to the install.php? Am I suppose to have created a MySQL Database and inputted that information into the config.php file?

    Any Barney style help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  2. ladycrow
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, you will need to create a database and assign a user to it.
    You need to enter the name of the database, user and password into the config.php

    Then you should be able to access the install.php. Perhaps you need to compare to a 'clean' config.php to make sure you're doing it right?

  3. Samuel B

    Posted 8 years ago #

    Personally I always thought folks should read the documentation before installing.

  4. ladycrow
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To someone who is new, the codex makes absolutely no sense.

  5. outthere
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Don't make educated guesses.
    Create database
    Assign user
    Give all privileges
    create password
    Then, Tell WordPress in config.php, all the info.
    Plus the host name. Mostly localhost, but I have some that are hosted elsewhere.
    It really is that simple.
    when you create the database, some hosts will atomatitcyly assign your ftp before the db name. Check. And include. It's just a matter of giving the kid direction..

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