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[resolved] tables? (13 posts)

  1. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hi, I have never done anything like this before & I have read everything but for some reason I cannot install wordpress. I created a MySQL database & when I log into it I have to create a table with a certain number of fields. When I was looking at the installation instructions there is nothing in simple language about creating fields & tables. It is asking me to make a new table on database wordpress. If there is anyone who can help me, or send me to someplace that can help me, please do. Thank you so much & I know it sounds pathetic, but I have no idea why it doesn't work or make sense. I was just going to go ahead & put it all on my server but on the wp-config.php you need database name & user name and I have found no place to even make a username. Thank you.

  2. Usayd
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I created a MySQL database & when I log into it I have to create a table with a certain number of fields.

    Who told you that? I mean that you have to create a table with fields and so...? None of the install tutorials that I am aware of has ever said that.
    Just cretae the databse with an user and password and know the location of the DB (usually "localhost"). The WP install script takes care of the rest.

  4. MOBINKC
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Caveat: I am not an expert.

    But

    In my experience, I think you're overcomplicating the situation.

    You create your MySQL database.
    Get your database name, server name, credentials (username, password, etc.)

    This is all the stuff that is fill in the blanks in your wp-config.php file.

    You then need to make sure you run through the install process. If memory serves, you may end up re-keying some of the stuff from your wp-config.php file, so you might want to keep that handy.

    So say your site is http://www.pinkchaos.com (example) and you've uploaded WordPress, so it sits at http://www.pinkchaos.com/Wordpress (again, examples)

    You need to append /wp-admin/install.php to the path in your browser.

    So http://www.pinkchaos.com/Wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

    Then run through that, I belive, if memory serves.

    Point being WordPress will go through and create your table structure within your database for you as part of the installation process You don't need to manually create tables, just make sure the database connection setting are correct.

  5. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think it makes sense. I get the table thing when I go into my MySQL directory, which I guess I should not be doing. but on the .php file it says: DB_NAME, which I get when I make the database but then on DB_USER I never find out how to get that. would it be the same as the DB_NAME because when I make the DB_NAME I make a password. I am sorry I seem like a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff (mostly because I am, I normally stick to just creating the websites without blogs). When I put the link in to install I get this:

    "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for WordPress."

    obviously I am missing something somewhere that I have no idea about. Thanks so much everyone, I am sorry to be wasting your time.

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is it on a hosting server or are you hosting it yourself?
    If the first (= a host company) then there is something fatally wrong with their server.
    If the latter... you should go and ask how to set up a server - onf orums that are specialized for that.

  7. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    it is on my own domain. I'm obviously new to having my own domain. So far I have created a MySQL database but as far as finding users I have no idea. I never knew this was going to be so complicated. Right under databases on my manager is access which is using DSN types and everything like that. Is this something I have to touch & work with to create usernames? And I am going to look on the forums to see if there is any information about it on there. Thanks again for all the help.

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I didn't ask about the domain. I was asking who is hosting the domain? You or a hosting company?

  9. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    hosting company- godaddy

    sorry!

  10. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  11. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v515/moreunjustworld/4others/setup_help.gif

    I went here & my information looks the exact same (obviously with my information). I think I have come to the conclusion (by reading the google search-thank you!!!), that it will not run on windows based which is what I had. So I just called godaddy to have them to switch it to a linux based system. One of the posts said there is no such thing as MySQL on windows based, but there is because I made one. Hopefully once the linux based is up & running it will all work. Thank you for all your help!

    Just to clarify once I get it all uploaded on linux based with my settings, I should then go to that link above that you made as an example & hopefully it should work?

    Thank you again!!!

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It should work if you'll have all those 4 info pieces in place in the config file.
    And while waiting for the switch you can read the Codex (see the link in Usayd's post above :)

  13. pinkchaos
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    okay now that was too easy! thank you so much! i had no idea the platforms would make a huge deal in installing something. thank you again!

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