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installed in wrong location/tried to more location and messed it up, how do i fi (5 posts)

  1. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Hi, when i manually installed wordpress i installed it to lcbargains.biz/wordpress ! and later realised that it should have only been at lcbargains.biz ! so i copied everything to the correct location and deleted the /wordpress folder and it didnt work. - so i deleted everything and redid install from scratch in correct location and it tells me it cant select the database!

    can anyone help guide me here

  2. Keith Driscoll
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    That's because your database is not empty. You could create a new database or if you know how, drop the tables in the current database (assuming you have no important data in there!) and try again.

    Hope that helps :)

  3. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    i dont have anything there as far as i know, only a new wordpress install that failed. if where it asks for a table prefix i change it on setup config, would that be what you are suggesting about dropping tables, and what should i change it to? thanks

  4. Keith Driscoll
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You could do that. It would result in a few extra unused tables in your WordPress database but that should be OK.

    Also, it is always a good idea to change the WordPress database table prefix to something other than the default for security reasons :)

  5. PeterAdmin
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    thank you keith, i will give that a try :)

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