Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Connecting WordPress and the database automatically, part of Installing and Running WordPress: Shared Hosting.
Now that I've successfully uploaded WordPress into the correct folder on…my web host, it's time to visit WordPress for the first time.…I'll open my browser and go to the…correct domain name and if everything worked correctly,…I should land on this page, where it…says, There doesn't seem to be a wpconfig.php file.…I need this before we can get started.…This is the configuration file WordPress needs to talk…to the database.…This happens because WordPress currently has no way of knowing what database it's…supposed to be talking to, because we haven't create a configuration file yet.…
But, we don't have to create that…configuration file, WordPress can do it for us.…To make that happen simply click on Create a Configuration File.…Here you land on the first page for WordPress and it tells you what you need.…You need your database name,…your database user name and password, and also the database host and a table prefix.…And you'll remember previously in the…course we collected most of this information.…Your database name, your username and password, and we…
Need to run WordPress locally on your system for development or testing purposes? Check out the other courses in this series:
- Installing and Running WordPress: MAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: WAMP
- Installing and Running WordPress: BitNami
- Installing and Running WordPress: WebMatrix