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I've followed the installation instructions on Total Choice's Wordpress help page to a T, but still cant get Wordpress installed. Instead, I get this message:

 

http://hoosierlogic.com/wp-admin/install.php

 

If it's of any consequence, I once had another CMS installed on this site a couple of years ago. But I cleaned out my Public_HTML folder completely, for a clean start.

 

Just to be clear, this is how I wrote my wp-config.php file:

 

<?php

// ** MySQL settings ** //

define('DB_NAME', 'cpanelname_databasename'); // The name of the database

define('DB_USER', '_cpanelname_database-username'); // Your MySQL username

define('DB_PASSWORD', 'database-password'); // ...and password

define('DB_HOST','localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

define('DB_COLLATE', '');

 

 

Please help, and thank you in advance!

 

Matthew

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"_cpanelname_database-username"

 

Do you have that underscore at the beginning? That would cause it to fail.

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"_cpanelname_database-username"

 

Do you have that underscore at the beginning? That would cause it to fail.

 

Ahh, no -- that was a typo in the post. There's no underscore in the config file.

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Have you created the database and added th user to the database?

 

I have indeed -- thanks for asking. I'm truly at a loss, here!

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You did upload the wp-config.php file to your WordPress folder, correct?

 

It only needs the following info defined.

 

define('DB_NAME', 'cpanelname_databasename'); // The name of the database

define('DB_USER', 'cpanelname_database-username'); // Your MySQL username

define('DB_PASSWORD', 'database-password'); // ...and password

define('DB_HOST','localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value

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You did upload the wp-config.php file to your WordPress folder, correct?

 

It only needs the following info defined.

 

I did. And I uploaded all of the contents of the wordpress folder directly into my public_html folder. So instead of having a folder called "wordpress" in the public_html, i simply have all of the files and folders that wordpress originally contained in there.

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Addition to Bruces post...

 

Make sure the wp-config.php is named just that and not wp-config-sample.php.

 

As for the cpanel name question, it is correct.

Edited by TCH-Thomas

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Addition to Bruces post...

 

Make sure the wp-config.php is named just that and not wp-config-sample.php.

 

As for the cpanel name question, it is correct.

 

Thanks, Thomas. I have it named correctly. I'm truly flummoxed.

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Matthew, check your PM. You are missing four lines from your wp-config.php file.

 

/* Stop editing */

 

$server = DB_HOST;

$loginsql = DB_USER;

$passsql = DB_PASSWORD;

$base = DB_NAME;

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Matthew, check your PM. You are missing four lines from your wp-config.php file.

 

A thanks to Bruce for helping me solve the problem via PM. You're awesome. Now can you tell me where I can find my htaccess file?

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If there is not one in your public_html folder just create it. Make sure you have set your file mananger to display hidden files. A . before a filename in *nix denotes hidden files.

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If there is not one in your public_html folder just create it. Make sure you have set your file mananger to display hidden files. A . before a filename in *nix denotes hidden files.

 

how do I set the cpanel file manager to see hidden files (last question I swear)

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When you select the File Manager you are presented with a dialog. There is a check box you need to check to show hidden files.

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I'm having the same problem attempting to install WP 2.6.3.

 

I've followed the instructions provided by TCH, but when I attempt to run the installation script, WP displays a database config error.

 

WP's FAQ reports that attempts to install WP with MySQL 4.1.7 results in this error.

 

What version of MySQL is TCH running?

 

Thanks.

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