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Need help with WP Installation

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by trapper56537, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. trapper56537

    trapper56537 Newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I purchased a WP site that I need installed on my own server. The problem I'm having is getting the data base to work with the install.
    Looking for someone that can resovle that issue and get my site up and running.

    thanks
     
  2. jannysoft

    jannysoft Junior Member

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    So help me to understand ... you purchased a hosting and you want to install WP blog engine on that hosting ? Is this correct ?
     
  3. trapper56537

    trapper56537 Newbie

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    I have a reseller account with hostgator and want to put a working blog on it with a database. I've uploaded the files but need to have the existing database integrated so the site will work properly.


     
  4. mdvaldosta

    mdvaldosta Newbie

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    Create a new database, then use phpmyadmin to import the sql dump into it. Change the connection details in the wp config file to point to the new database and voila. Don't forget to have a db user with proper permissions on that db, of course.
     
  5. trapper56537

    trapper56537 Newbie

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    I followed the instructions below and the first page of the site shows up but none of the links work.

    trapper56537

     
  6. noober

    noober Junior Member

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    If you have followed the instruction as posted by mdvaldosta it should work.

    1. Create a new database
    2. Create a user and assign a password and permissions
    3. Update your wp-config file (db_name, db_user, db_password, db_host)
    4. Upload your wp files to your server
    5. Use phpmyadmin to open the new database and import your purchased database. You shoould receive affirmative confirmation if everything is correct.
    6. Open the website in you browser www.foobar.com/wp-admin and log in (Use a subdomain or directory folder as necessary).
    7. Configure the various features of workpress - Settings, plugins, users, etc. Update each before moving on.
    8. By this time it should be working
     
  7. mdvaldosta

    mdvaldosta Newbie

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    Probably because prior install was using .htaccess rewrite rules for permalinks. Do this: make sure your .htaccess is writeable then go into the permalinks section of wp-admin and save changes. That will try to rewrite the rules to the .htaccess file.