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    I’m having a challenge installing the latest version of WP. I’ve done a manual install a couple of times before but it was sometime ago and it seems more complicated than I can remember.

    I’ve created the database at mySQL, plus a username and password, edited the config.php file in WordPress and installed the WordPress files.

    But then I get a prompt to enter the database information at

    I don’t understand all of what’s being asked there.

    The database name – is that without the prefix_?
    And I change the prefix down the bottom to the one I have set up?

    When I check the database online in phpMyAdmin there are no tables and I have no idea why.

    Some directions on how I can resolve this would be great please, as I have three of these to do and once I’ve got one sorted I should be fine with the others.

    Thank you.

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  • Did you upload your wp-config.php file correctly? That prompt only appears if there is no wp-config.php file.

    Yes, I did and it’s definitely there when I look via ftp online. So I’m confused as to why it’s not showing up.

    Try removing it and completing the installation form.

    I have removed it but can’t complete the installation because I don’t know the answers to the original questions I asked above.

    All you need is the name of the database, its host name, the db user name and associated password. WordPress will do the rest.

    Yes, I’ve finally got it, thank you. What wasn’t clear to me was how much of the database name or username that was needed, i.e. the prefix information as requested above. But after lots of testing and trying things out I now have it working.

    Excellent news. Happy WordPressing. 🙂

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