I am having a right royal time with my blog. I went to put in a post, and it tells me "invalid username". well, I haven't changed it at all, I have not adjusted any of the settings and did everything ABSOLUTELY correctly.
I come here to find out more, and it seems that phpMyAdmin is the only answer, as if I have the time for that. I decided to install blogging software *in order to save the time of doing it all in Dreamweaver and uploading it on my own*.
Yes, I am sure that if I fumble around with phpMyAdmin long enough I will eventually suss out what I need to do, ASSUMING it works as advertised on my operating system and browser.
It is one of the worlds SIMPLEST things to program up front and hook into the database : the classic "write a secret question" filter. But, no. Why would engineers ever do something that makes the life of nonEngineers simple. The arrogance and clipped brevity (bordering on Asperger's like behaviour) only amplifies the problem.
Sigh. I suppose I'll just rip it all out and go back to Dreamweaver or find some other blogging software that isn't so recalcitrant or has better support. Heck - tying stuff in a text editor and uploading with an ftp client is clunky but at least it *always works* and doesn't forget my name, and I don't have to squander what few precious hours of free time I have figuring out the arcanities of phpMyAdmin. Good god what a waste of time.
Example, from the phpMyAdmin doc page:
To manually create the file, simply use your text editor to create the file config.inc.php (you can copy config.sample.inc.php to get minimal configuration file) in the main (top-level) phpMyAdmin directory (the one that contains index.php). phpMyAdmin first loads libraries/config.default.php and then overrides those values with anything found in config.inc.php. If the default value is okay for a particular setting, there is no need to include it in config.inc.php. You'll need a few directives to get going, a simple configuration may look like this:
$cfg['blowfish_secret'] = 'ba17c1ec07d65003'; // use here a value of your choice
$cfg['Servers'][$i]['auth_type'] = 'cookie';
Yeah right. I have <b>MUCH</b> better things to do with my time than bother myself with that silliness. Could I do the above and all that follows? Yes. I could. But I don't have the time, especially when this is to fix something that simply wasn't my fault to begin with.
It's like "OK, OK, so we destroyed your car and you can't drive it. Sorry - go here: http://www.eAutoRepair.net and fix it yourself. You changed your shocks and even installed a manual choke? Cool - you can easily give it a new set of rings."
The answer to that has been, and always will be: "Get stuffed".
Too bad, though - WP seemed like such a good idea at the time...