Hello everyone. I am so naive to BLOGing I couldn't even figure out how to start my own thread (BLOG?). NO clue. I am trying to install WP v1.5.1 on my website for a couple of friends, but of course I'd open it up to anyone who wanted to use it..
Here is the situation - I cannot get past wp-admin/install.php.
1st , I tried v1.5, and it told me ID/password not correct. OK, I tried both the ID/password I use in filezilla to upload to my website, then I tried the "plesk" ID/password (plesk is just the name of the software used to log into my website online). Neither worked, same message. I would think my MySQL password would be one of these but I don't know. When I created the database default was to use the site's main settings.
2nd - So went looking for help on this website, saw that v1.51 was available, and downloaded it and replaced all of the files in the database on my website (deleted old 1st). Now here is what wp-admin/install.php says:
"Fatal error: Call to undefined function: get_bloginfo() in /home/httpd/vhosts/kicknet.net/subdomains/wordpress1/httpdocs/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 304"
And here is line 304 (according to abiword) with a few others thrown in:
302 if ( !$this->show_errors )
303 return false;
304 header( 'Content-Type: ' . get_bloginfo('html_type') . '; charset=' . get_bloginfo('charset') );
305 echo <<<HEAD
306 <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
OK, and help is greatly appreciated - total complete newbie to BLOGing. PHP - I have one email form and was able to manipulate an example php file to fit, but I an no programmer. I am now going to post the wp-config.php and invite your comments. I do not care about any foreign languages (English is used) so I don't think I need any PHP language files (??) but that part is confusing too. And someone tell me what I need to do or investigate to learn what to use to upload a BLOG - thanks everyone.
Here is the database I made for WordPress:
And the (dreaded) wp-config.php. Please mention anything that needs doing:
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define('DB_NAME', 'what goes here?'); // The name of the database
define('DB_USER', 'xxxxxx'); // Your MySQL username
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'xxxxxx'); // ...and password
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
// Change the prefix if you want to have multiple blogs in a single database.
$table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'
// Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
// chosen language must be installed to wp-includes/languages.
// For example, install de.mo to wp-includes/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
// to enable German language support.
define ('WPLANG', '');
/* Stop editing */