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Novice – What is my database connection?

  • I am migrating from Blogger using the online editor. It appears, however, that I can only install the Sharethis rotating button for sharing posts using the software.

    So….

    Famous 5-minute install

    Unzip the package in an empty directory. Done

    Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar (Done, in Notepad)

    and fill in your database connection details. What does this mean please? What are my database connection details?

    Also, is this really the only way I can install the button?

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  • you have to create a database first from your Web Hosting provider then fill this up from your wp-config.php:

    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define('DB_NAME', 'databasename');
    
    /** MySQL database username */
    define('DB_USER', 'user');
    
    /** MySQL database password */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
    
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

    sample:

    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define('DB_NAME', 'sampledb');
    
    /** MySQL database username */
    define('DB_USER', 'john');
    
    /** MySQL database password */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '55s6seessd33');
    
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

    but then once you’ve filled in these codes, where do you put that text? what do you do with it?

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    @cnunewyork

    your answer is in your other thread.

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