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Novice - What is my database connection? (5 posts)

  1. hesspartacus
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am migrating from Blogger using the online editor. It appears, however, that I can only install the Sharethis rotating button for sharing posts using the software.

    So....

    Famous 5-minute install

    Unzip the package in an empty directory. Done

    Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar (Done, in Notepad)

    and fill in your database connection details. What does this mean please? What are my database connection details?

    Also, is this really the only way I can install the button?

  2. gioliciouswp
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    you have to create a database first from your Web Hosting provider then fill this up from your wp-config.php:

    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define('DB_NAME', 'databasename');
    
    /** MySQL database username */
    define('DB_USER', 'user');
    
    /** MySQL database password */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
    
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
  3. gioliciouswp
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    sample:

    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define('DB_NAME', 'sampledb');
    
    /** MySQL database username */
    define('DB_USER', 'john');
    
    /** MySQL database password */
    define('DB_PASSWORD', '55s6seessd33');
    
    /** MySQL hostname */
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');
  4. cnunewyork
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    but then once you've filled in these codes, where do you put that text? what do you do with it?

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @cnunewyork

    your answer is in your other thread.

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