Monthly Archive: December 2004

Install of WordPress

First post!

The install of WordPress went smoothly:

Unpack WordPress blogging software. Copy to /home/http/html/blog,
Copy wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and localize:

// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(’DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(’DB_USER’, ‘jiml’); // Your MySQL username
define(’DB_PASSWORD’, xxxxx’’); // …and password
define(’DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change
this value


It complains can’t see the DB, so do some hand setup:

MySQL setup:
mysql> create database wordpress;
grant all privileges on wordpress.* to jiml@localhost;
grant file on *.* to jiml@localhost;
grant select on wordpress.* to nobody@localhost;

Last two may be overkill, but can’t hurt.

OK, it tells me, “Now you can log in with the login “admin” and password

Login, change password to . Start setup!