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Issue with setting up php mysql database

So Im following this tutorial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDhX9FMIcYc and Im trying to create a table in my sql database. I've uploaded all the files including the mysql.php and tables.php file, but when I go to phpmyadmin in the cpanel and go to the database it doesn't show that a table has been created.

Whenever I go to http://langfx.com/joshkblog/tables.php it shows Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/langfx/public_html/joshkblog/mysql.php on line 2

Heres the code for mysql.php file:

$con = mysql_connect(localhost, langfx_admin, 0p9o8i7u6y);

heres the code for the tables.php file:


include "mysql.php";

$table= "ENTRIES";
mysql_query ("ALTER TABLE '$table' ADD 'TITLE' TEXT NOT NULL");
mysql_query ("ALTER TABLE '$table' ADD 'SUMMARY' TEXT NOT NULL");
mysql_query ("ALTER TABLE '$table' ADD 'CONTENT' TEXT NOT NULL");

I dont get it, I followed the instructions exactly, whats wrong with my second line in the sql file?

I notice theres a "create" table option in phpmyadmin. Should I just use that instead of doing this manually? Im trying to create a blog similar to www.chanceraps.com

Or maybe instead of doing any of this manually I should just download a simple php blog script? Something like this? http://sourceforge.net/projects/php-blog-insert/

2 Answers

Hmm, instead of doing that I might just do this tutorial instead actually, seems to be on the level that I want the blog to be on http://maxoffsky.com/code-blog/tutorial-creating-a-blog-in-laravel-from-scratch-part-1-overview/

Just want to know if Im going in the right direction?

Randy Hoyt
Randy Hoyt
Treehouse Guest Teacher

If you want to build your own blogging engine, I would definitely recommend using a framework. Go for it!

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Now might be a good time to brush up on some SQL in the Database Foundations course here on Treehouse