said 1 year, 3 months ago:
@Kristi Hi Kristi, I finally got it to work. Phew.
I am amazed how popular Wordpress is and how so little ‘easy to use’ instructions there are. But I did find one good video tutorial thank goodness.
Found it much easier to ignore Wordpresses instructions to edit the wp-config in text editor and just drag and drop the contents of the entire folder into the ‘ROOT’ directory of my website on the hosting server. Dragged and dropped the folder itself to the root directory which of course didn’t work.
Small things but big things.
Then I simply refresh my webpage and it prompts me to create and install Wordpress, nice and easy.
Also noticed that there are about a million ways to do this depending on hosting companies, FTP software etc, but without getting too much into it, you need to make sure you copy down EXACTLY the database details you have created under the MYSQL tab, otherwise perilous doom is pending.
Yay for my new Wordpress thinggy, will now move on to see how far I can get updating the look and feel of the webpage, the theme, plug ins, Google analytics, etc.
I’m basically a programmer in t-minus 2 days. Joke.