Need Help on Wordpress

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Hi there,

I am new to WP. I set up one site with WP, and now I want to another WP site (different domain). I uploaded the WP on my server, and after I did the configuration, it said "You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."

What should I do? If I delete the old database tables, will I lose everything for my 1st site I built before?

Thanks for all your help

  • Profile picture of the author Unomateo
    You need to use a different database prefix.

    By default the prefix is wp_
    you can set it to anything... try wp2_

    You should see that while doing the online configuration during install
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  • Profile picture of the author NameThatCandy
    I did see that when i first installed. how can I change it to wp2_?

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  • Profile picture of the author NameThatCandy
    just figured out! I changed it at wp_config.php.
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  • Profile picture of the author whitrlefy
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  • Profile picture of the author Unomateo
    If you are looking to run a lot of domain with wordpress. You can set up wordpress to run as a network and then with a little trick turn all the subdomains into top level domains.

    You will have one WP install but can run a lot of different domain names... Might be easier then managing different installs

    Create A Network « WordPress Codex
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  • Profile picture of the author starli88
    Why don't you use Fantastico which is available from the CPanel.
    It is so much easy. No need to mess around with database and wp-config.php.
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  • Profile picture of the author NameThatCandy
    Unomateo, thanks for the link, it comes in handy in the future if I add more domain.

    starli88, the reason I had to change the wp-config.php, because I couldn't even get in the cpanel. WP didn't let me do anything except the change the database or wp-config.php.

    I am just glad that I got it work now!

    thanks everyone
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  • Profile picture of the author maywebdesigns
    The problem is in your wp_config file you should really check out the wordpress forum for these types of questions. You will always find your answer there.
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  • Profile picture of the author NameThatCandy

    I did try to search on wordpress forum, but I couldn't find anything. After Unomateo mentioned about database prefix, then I figured it out that i need to change on my wp_config.php.
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  • Profile picture of the author icantsaymyname
    yes,the database table name,just change the defaut name,wordpress is very very good
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  • Profile picture of the author SupporTech
    I think, the possible solution here is: add a new database, with corresponding new uname and pass, and make that dbase access to your new wordpress. That's the only solution that i really know to the problem, and please edit the wp-config as what it wants.
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  • Profile picture of the author NameThatCandy
    thanks everyone, i fixed it!
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