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WordPress Local WordPress Development Local WordPress Development Installing WordPress Locally

Jessica Gray
PLUS
Jessica Gray
Courses Plus Student 60 Points

WORDPRESS DATABASE SETTINGS in phpMyADMIN -- STRUCTURE SETTINGS (i.e. CREATE TABLE)

Hi!

I am following the Treehouse video entitled "Installing WordPress Locally". Per the instructions in the video, I have created a new database in phpMyAdmin called "localwp".
Then I am prompted to enter the structure (i.e. table) settings as well but this is not reviewed in the Treehouse video at this point.

What settings (i.e. Name and Number of Columns) are appropriate for establishing a new database?

Alan Harder
Alan Harder
2,094 Points

I'm having the same problem. Did you find a resolution?

3 Answers

Austin Whipple
Austin Whipple
29,712 Points

Have a look at the instructions at WordPress.org. If you continue to have issues, could you share a screenshot of the fields you're required to fill out that aren't addressed in the video (may be outdated as WordPress occasionally changes install processes) or WordPress.org (generally kept up to date).

Alan Harder
Alan Harder
2,094 Points

Hi Austin,

Thanks for the response!

Please reference the step at 1 minute 8 seconds into the video.

I clicked databases, named the database "localwp" and chose "collation" from the drop down. After I click create, I'm brought to a new page with an alert that says "no tables found in the database" and there's an option to create a table with 4 rows. I tried naming it "wordpress" and clicking go, but the next page requires me to enter table data.

Here's a screenshot: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4Tzg2o384rsLVJZTS1kbzdWb28/view?usp=sharing

Any advice?

Austin Whipple
Austin Whipple
29,712 Points

Interesting... I've never encountered that before. Have you tried simply continuing through the rest of the instructions and ignoring that page? In theory, as long as WordPress has the database name, it will then create the tables it needs. As long as you can continue creating users and things for the new DB, you should be in the clear.