ok, an update, and sorry if i sound dumb - i don’t know much outside of html and seo!
i’m just trying to reinstall wordpress onto an existing domain (that used to run wordpress but i have deleted it). i’ve also created a new mysql database (so it’s not the one the site/wordpress used to use).
but i am getting this error “You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first”
i’ve tried this twice and checked and double-checked but the database is empty.
is it possible that the information_schema has been affected by the hack (i’m using the same mysql hostname)?
if so, what do i do?