ben morrison wrote: > On 9/22/05, dwain alford <dwain.alford at gmail.com> wrote: > >>i am in need of a bit of assistance. i am planning a blog using >>wordpress. i have read the initial installation instructions, but i'm >>not sure how to begin to set up the database. from what i have seen of >>blogs, there is a post and there can be comments added to the post. >>this is all new and foreign to me. would someone please, gently, put me >>on to what i need to do to begin work on this blog? > > > I havent installed it myself. Assuming you have access to your own > mysql database, there is normally a config file which you run which > sets it up for you, you can read more about installing it here: > > http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress > > ben thanks ben. i've read readme file in wp, but since i don't know nuthin about birthin a database i thought i'd ask. i've looked at the file that i'm to modify, and i'm just plain lost as to how to configure it. i host with 1 and 1.com. i guess i'm to set up the database admin with them and when i run the install.php it will hook up and do what it's supposed to with my hosting service. i'm excited and anxious at the same time about all this. i am breaking new ground and entering territory that i thought i was years away from. funny how life is. i'll check out the link you gave me. maybe this isn't as bad as i'm making it out to be. cheers, dwain -- dwain alford dwain.alford at gmail.com http://www.alforddesigngroup.com The Savior replied; "There is no such thing as sin;..." 'The Gospel of Mary of Magdala'