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  • When I go to , 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?

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  • 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

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

    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?

    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 ?

    That shouldn’t matter.

    Please review Installing_WordPress.

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