[thelist] wordpress-mysql step one

Dan McCullough dan.mccullough at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 09:38:03 CST 2005

I'm jumping in a bit late I know and hopefully I will assist rather
then confuse.  The wp-config.php file if is still has a text icon has
not been renamed you should open it in Notepad and do a save as and in
the save as window type with quotes "wp-config.php" or find/re-extract
the wp-config-sample.php and renmae that by selecting and deleteing
the -sample part of the file name.  Just remember Notepad saves
everything with .txt as the file extension to get around this you have
to enclose the file name in quotes.

About your question of file structure, if you can edit apcahes
httpd.conf file then you can name the root directory anything as long
as you point the DirectoryRoot in the httpd.conf to that path.

So for example if you go to mccullough-net.com you will see a
Wordpress opening page.  My path is something like
/home/me/mypersonaldomain/www/web/wordpress now in httpd.conf I make
sure that the complete path is listed in the DirectoryRoot.  Now if I
wanted to switch back to my normal site I would just change the path
in DirectoryRoot to
/home/me/mypersonaldomain/www/web and my regular site would appear.



On 11/9/05, Mark Groen <evolt at markgroen.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dwain Alford" <>
> To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" <thelist at lists.evolt.org.uk>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 11:34 PM
> Subject: Re: [thelist] wordpress-mysql step one
> > thanks for replying. i've been swamped lately and haven't had a chance
> to
> > "play" since i moved.
> >
> > i did what you suggested and the file still cannot be found.
> Didn't follow the original post, found WP's docs to be more than enough
> for myself.
> > to reiterate, this is on a local windows machine for web development
> with
> > xammp as the host program for wordpress. wordpress is a drag and drop
> > process from the desk top to the htdoc folder *after* the wp-config
> file is
> > created. but i think i did a boneheaded procedure when i opened the
> sample
> > config file.
> Here's my local structure, WP is in a directory called 'blogx' that
> mirrors the live server after the xammp bit:
> D:\apache\xampp\htdocs\accountname\public_html\blogx\wp-config.php
> the rest of the files are in their original config inside the blogx
> directory:
> D:\apache\xampp\htdocs\accountname\public_html\blogx\wp-includes\etc.
> > all php files are set to always open with notepad. i think i'm going
> to have
> > to reload windows to wipe the setting, unless there is another way to
> do it
> > without wiping the entire drive.
> ouch! don't do that! You just need to change the file associations. I'm
> avoiding the whole NT-XP experience and still using win98, so here's the
> XP version:
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307859&product=winxp
> > sigh, this is almost more trouble than it's worth, but i want to make
> this
> > idea work, so i must press on. any suggestions, including reloading
> windows,
> > would be appreciated.
> Sounds like you are getting the classic case of frustration looking for
> that missing single darn character that's making your application bork,
> always helps for me to drop it and look another day from scratch rather
> than wiping everything out.
> cheers,
>        Mark
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