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Hullo all. I really did try not to start this discussion but I've had to come to the conclusion that I don't have a clue what I'm doing. I downloaded Vanilla because it looked pretty smart, with the intention of mucking about with it and seeing how much I can learn about how forums work (I have one, but I only do the easy bits). I'll try and make this as clear as possible. I opened up the readme, in Firefox: //An installer is available. If you are viewing this file through your web server (ie. not through your filesystem), you can access the installer here.// I have no idea what a web server is, but when I click the link, it's gibberish. So on to the manual instruction. //Contained in the root directory of this application is a vanilla.sql file. You can use an existing database (if you have one), or you can create a new database named whatever you like. You can install this database using the following command: mysql -u your_database_username -p your_database_name < vanilla.sql The database is an empty shell, containing a single administrative user in the system with the username "Admin" and the password "Admin".// With what do I create a database? Where do I put this command? What program do I use to open PHP files? (I do know I am quite a way out of my depth here, but I'm struggling to find any place to learn to swim, as it were...) Any help would be much appreciated.
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