Creating the Wordpress Database and User Account using PhpMyAdmin

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After installing Wordpress on Windows Home Server, you need to create a database and a user account before running Wordpress for the first time.

First, you need to logon as "root" to PhpMyAdmin (if you used the MySql Installer for WHS, the default "root" password is blank, and I advise you to change this on the first page after you logon). If you have installed MySql using the MySql Installer for WHS Add-In, you can do this by running https://servername/pma (replace servername with your own servers name).

Wordpress Database.png

Now, refer to the screen print above and follow each step highlighted in Red.

  • Step 1 - Click on Privileges then click Add a new User. (If you don't see the Privileges tab here, you are not logged on as "root".)
  • Step 2 - Type in your desired User name (wordpress is a good one) and ensure Use text field is selected. Ensure Host is set to Local from the drop down list and the text box will change to localhost and enter a Password and then confirm it in the Re-type box. Ensure the Password Use text field is also selected.
  • Step 3 - Click on Create database with same name and grant all priviliges.
  • Step 4 - Click on Go.

If you've followed all the steps above you've now created a user account and a database ready for running Wordpress.