i want to get started using wordpress (i've heard great things about you folks and you come highly recommended from c|net and the like). however, i'm having some trouble getting started. namely, with the MySQL portion.
i've downloaded your software (v.2.2). as far as i can see, it's basically a series of config & php files that do most of the work in the database on the server, which is fine. we want to put this on our own in-house server (an old mac g4) and have it running from there. this is currently our web server (you can see it running at http://www.lighthousepdx.org/).
however, you make several references to needing to set up a database in MySQL. now i've downloaded MySQL 5.0 (latest GA release) for our Mac G4 running OS X. i know sql and am not a complete novice or newbie at this — i used to have to set up databases for a front end java product (tho' those were mostly in Oracle or Sybase, i've encountered using MySQL). my problem is, thus far, after searching your site, precious little information is given as to exactly *how* to set up the MySQL database to start. by this, i d not mean that you should become a support arm of MySQL, but *what* *parameters* does the initial database need to have??? i've searched all over your support section and no info is given on this.
i see from the config file what info wordpress is generally needing from the db to start up initially.
however, more info is needed that just the database name, network location and log-in. how big should the db file be to start? should it be a fixed size or expandable? how many fields in the array should it have and what are the data-types for each of these fields? is this something handled by your config. files, or do we need to do some initial set-up on this?
none of this is mentioned in any of your how-to's or FAQs, and i've searched all over your support site for it. again, i'm not asking that you become a support arm for MySQL, but some basics on setting up the basic parameters for the MySQL database would be helpful. if you already have this documentation and could please point me to it, that would be most appreciated. if not, if you could please give me some basics on set-up, that would be appreciated also.
i also might suggest that you please add some FAQ and/or HOW-TO's on how to get the MySQL db set up and ready to run wordpress. just my 2 cents.
i will await and be appreciative of any help offered.
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