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Installation problem / Database set up (5 posts)

  1. ansmeer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When I go to http://oceansaway.org/wp/wp-admin/install.php , I cannot install WordPress but it says that the database set up could be wrong.

    I don't know why!

    This is what I put

    define('oceansaw_wordpress', 'wordpress');    // The name of the database
    define('oceansaw_lina', 'username');     // Your MySQL username
    define('CENSORED', 'password'); // ...and password
    define('localhost', 'localhost');    // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

    in the wp-config.php file.

    Any help?

  2. Doodlebee
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You're supposed to replace the "wordpress", "username". etc. NOT the "DB_USER", "DB_PASS" etc.

    Open up wp-config-smaple.php and change the other values (the SECOND one, in lowercase letters). The DB_ stuff is what builds your tables.

    Save it as wp-config.php

  3. ansmeer
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Aaaaha haha, okay thank you so much!
    And yes, I do feel pretty damn stupid now. :D

    It still doesn't work, though! :(
    And I am sure that the database server is up and running because other programs using databases on the same server work perfectly fine.

    What else could be wrong with it?

  4. demoment
    Posted 9 years ago #

    one question. I forgot to open and save as for the wp-sample.config file. Instead i renamed it straightaway and after the modification, i save it. would that be a problem
    for the failure of my inition of installation ?

  5. MichaelH
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That shouldn't matter.

    Please review Installing_WordPress.

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