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  • After filling in the wp-config page I am now faced with this message.
    Error establishing a database connection! This probably means that the connection information in youn wp-config.php file is incorrect. Double check it and try again.
    Are you sure you have the correct user/password?
    Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    Are you sure that the database server is running?
    Is there an easy answer because I have checked all the MYSQL details and they are fine. And to be totally honest I am new to web design so I will probably have missed something very simple

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  • Did you double check that you created a database for WordPress and specified that name in wp-config.php? Also, what did you specify as the host for your database?

    All I have done is download WordPress1.0.1 and add it to the server and then the wp-config thingy on which I have stated above.
    Where do I create a database for WordPress?

    Does your webhost have a database setup for you? Do you have a control panel through which you can add a database? Your best bet is to email or contact your webhost and ask them about creating you a database for wordpress.

    Thank You I will contact my host with a link to this thread letting him know what you have said.
    Cheers for your help

    I’d suggest re-reading the install directions that come in the form of the readme.html file in the WP install. Another version is available right here for you to see.
    There is a file in the install called wp-config-sample.php which you can copy and rename to wp-config.php. It sounds as though you already have the database set up. You need to open wp-config.php, and you will see where you need to enter your database information – username and password and such – and once you have done that, you can then go back to your browser, and run the install.php file that is in the wp-admin folder.

    I’m torn between suggesting that the readme should make it clear that the install script does NOT set up the mySQL database for you and you need to make sure it’s set up before the installation, or pointing out that if people don’t already know that, this probably isn’t the right tool for them 😉

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