Resources for MMP 460: Multimedia Project Lab



Installing your first WordPress Site on the WPMMP server

Step 1: Download and Extract

Step 2: Create the Database and a User

Step 3: Set up wp-config.php

Return to where you extracted the WordPress package in Step 1 (the folder portfolio), rename the file wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php, and open it in a text editor. Enter your database information under the section labeled:

     // ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //

The name of the database you created for WordPress in Step 2 . For example:

    define('DB_NAME', 'jsmith_db');

The username you created for WordPress in Step 2. For example:

    define('DB_USER', 'jsmith_jsmith');

The password you chose for the WordPress username in Step 2.

    The hostname you determined in Step 2 (in our case is mysqlsvr). For example:
    define('DB_HOST', 'mysqlsvr');

The database character set, normally should not be changed (see Editing wp-config.php).


The database collation should normally be left blank (see Editing wp-config.php).


This step is required in order to use one database for multiple WordPress sites: give a unique name for your WordPress site’s database tables in

    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'as1_' or 'portfolio_'

By default, WordPress assigns the table prefix wp_ to its MySQL database tables, but this prefix can be anything you choose. By using more than one, you create unique identifiers for each blog in your database. Read more about installing multiple WordPress sites with one database.

Step 4: Upload the files

Step 5: Run the Install Script