Trying to practice using wordpress without investing in a domain name or hosting. A tutorial on youtube informed me to download wordpress and wamp server and so I did. Launched wamp server, selected phpmyadmin and I was directed to phpmyadmin, instead of mysql to setup a database for wordpress.
What were you expecting as mysql?
I was expecting to create a database like in the tutorial to practice using wordpress and not go live yet.
phpMyAdmin is like a “wrapper” for a MySQL server. If you’re going to use MySQL directly you need to do it through the command line, and unless you know what you’re doing there you’ll get it wrong.
phpMyAdmin lets you create and manage databases, users and everything else that you’ll need. Just have a look at the instructions and you’ll see how it works.
So, how do I go about creating the mysql database needed to run wordpress so that I can practice using wordpress without going live?
It won’t go live, WAMP’s phpMyAdmin is local to your machine. Notice it’s at some local URL like http://localhost/phpmyadmin
I know that it won’t go live and I don’t want it to go live. I just want to create the database in mysql to that I can practice using wordpress and wampserver won’t let me. According to a youtube tutorial, wampserver is suppose to direct me to mysql to setup the database to use wordpress, and then I must type the address for phpmyadmin to log into phpmyadmin.
Either that video is wrong or explaining it badly, or you’re not doing it the right way. I’d put more chance on the video being wrong.
You don’t use MySQL to create a database and then go to phpMyAdmin. WAMP doesn’t direct you to MySQL because MySQL can only be accessed through the command line, or through a database connection socket. Neither of these will be any use to you, so please forget what the video is telling you there.
Did you look at the link that I posted before, because that gives you all of the information that you need to use phpMyAdmin to create a new database and set up a user for it. Follow that information and you’ll get what you need. If the video isn’t telling you the right information then forget it.
The video tutorial ran so smoothly and the mysql site had a white background, which I know is the correct part. Many of the other video tutorials directly goes to phpmyadmin and already logged in, therefore I’m guessing they’re the correct ones. I’ll take your suggestion into consideration.
I use WAMP myself, and I have to say that I have never used anything in WAMP to directly access MySQL, so if the video is showing something for that I’d love to find out so I can see just what it’s trying to tell you to do. How do you get to that MySQL page with the white background?
I’m used to the mysql with the black background and white text that DOS uses when launching the command prompt, which I don’t even know how to launch. It’s http://www.mysql.com and got acquired by Oracle. As for the tutorial, I don’t remember which one. Most of the correct ones have wampserver launch directly to phpmyadmin to setup the database.
It’s still not clear why you need to access MySQL to get a local copy of WordPress up and running. What is the issue with phpMyAdmin that doesn’t let you do this?
Ah, so that’s the command line. That’s not actually MySQL. That’s a DOS command window that you can connect to MySQL with. The difference between white on black and black on white is only personal preference for the colours.
Now that I’ve worked that out, forget about using that. It is not needed, and will only complicate things. Why do you think that there’s only one tutorial out of the many that you’ve seen that uses that? It’s because unless you really know what you’re doing, it’s by far the hardest part of getting things set up.
Now, for the last time that I’m going ot say this, go and read the link that I posted way back near the start that tells you how ot do all of this through phpMyAdmin. When you do this, try it that way. I’m sure that you’ll find that it’s eaiser then what you’ve tried before.
http://www.mysql.com is an actual website. The one that you’re referring to needs to be typed in at the command prompt.
As for that particular tutorial, it was the first video that popped out when I typed in the keywords in the search box. I’ve moved past it.
Thank you for responding so promptly. You’re more reliable than many of the tech people at hosting companies.
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