How do I open up WordPress?

Query by CommanderCrusty: How do I open up up WordPress?
I downloaded WordPress and two themes to my iMac.
I acquired a WordPress hosting package at
I “put in” a WordPress database at
Now I do WHAT with my wp-config-sample-php file?
I tried to appear at that file, but it’s all jumbled with each other and I can’t study it or recognize it. I experimented with to comply with the directions at just, but the names of items never specifically match up. If I make these mysterious changes, THEN what the heck to I do to turn the stupid factor on.

I just do not get it. Blogger, you log in and go. TypePad, you log in and go. Hosted WordPress, I need to write my own html code, then do what? Print it on yellow paper, and melt away it under a total moon while chanting naked? This is the Ideal blogging platform in the planet? I don’t get it. Can I get through this, or should I just go back again to TypePad? Support!

Greatest remedy:

Remedy by isl247
You need not set up anything manually. Godaddy can do it immediately through their software program installer segment. As soon as it is totally installed (it can get a tiny whilst) you can do all the customization via the WordPress admin pages.

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3 thoughts on “How do I open up WordPress?

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  2. Hey Commander,

    Your wp-config-sample.php file is just that, a sample file. The reason why your WordPress download gives you a sample file rather than an actual file that works is because you need to alter that file with information specific to your blog before allowing your wordpress install to use it.

    When you created a mysql database with GoDaddy, you specified the name of the database, a username and password. It is those three specific pieces of information that you will need to enter into your wp-config-sample.php file. Once the new information it entered, you can rename wp-config-sample-php to wp-config.php which is the actual file WordPress will be using.

    The reason why everything is all jumbled when you go to open up your wp-config-sample.php is because you are on a mac and the .php file was most likely created on a windows operating system. I have taken the liberty of posting what the real contents of wp-config-sample.php are here:

    Just copy that code into a mac text editor and save it with as wp-config with a .php extension. Before you save it, make sure to enter your database name (where it says “YOUR DATABASE NAME”), username and password where it says “YOUR USERNAME” and “YOUR PASSWORD”. At that point, all you need to do is upload the file in the root directory where you installed WordPress and you are all set to install wordpress (just navigate to your domain name and follow the on-screen instructions.

    I realize you have had a bit of difficulty installing wordpress here but I promise you will be much happier with your own wordpress site and domain once it is up and running.

    If you have further difficulties with this issue or any other problems with WordPress, send me a message through the contact form on my blog about blogging (link below).

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