I am trying to do a clean install of Wordpress. The first time I installed to a subdomain but it never picked up. (maybe you have to install to a root first??) Then I tried to do a new install of Wordpress to the root but could not complete the install because there was already a directory there. SO I went into mySQL to delete the database and I get this message:
Want to empty the recycle bin?
It can take 30 or more days for a database to be removed automatically from your MySQL Recycle Bin.
However, to destroy all the data in your database, you can always connect to it directly (with PhpMyAdmin, from the command line, via a script, etc…) and drop all the tables.
If you want to re-use the name of a database that’s in the recycle bin, just restore it, drop the tables, and go!
My question is: how do I “just restore it, drop the tables, and go!” I have never used PhpMyAdmin before. Any help would be much appreciated!