Help Badly Needed for a Newbie (7 posts)

  1. BGill
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This is the first site I've attempted to build so please excuse absurd, stupid questions.

    I have purchased a domain name and registered for a hosting account. From the cPanel, I installed the WordPress software. It created a site that I can see and sent me an email with a login and password for the back end. However, the login does not work and will not show a dashboard.

    Furthermore, when attempting to access the dashboard, WordPress will not accept my user name and password and when I tried to reset the password, it says I'm not a registered user. Yet when I start directly from wordpress.com I can log in (though it shows nothing in my dashboard concerning the site).'

    Tried searching through the forums for potential answers but nothing seems to work. Any help is GREATLY appreciated.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Site url?

  3. BGill
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I'm not sure it it will show up. It's not showing on my other computer right now.

  4. govpatel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress.com and self host wordpress are two different setups.

    Are you sure you using the right username and password you set when installing.

  5. govpatel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Who is host as that domain name name servers is set at

  6. echusira
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I need help, My friend give me a sub domain name, then now I want to install wordpress, I already set up in local host and it is running, now I want to transfer it in live. Do I need to have access in the cpanel to set up a database? I get error establishing a database connection after I transfer my files using FTP.

    What should I do?...Help...

  7. govpatel
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @echusira you need to start your own topic to get a better response
    Answer to your question is yes you need access to the host account to create database

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