I’ve been messing with Firefox FTP and Dreamhost, and am a complete newb and a little bit internet-stupid. I had created a directory in FirefoxFTP and mySQL database that installed Wordpress into mysite.com/home. It worked perfectly, I installed a custom theme, and was working on widgets. Then I realized that if I went to my site at the simple .com address, all that shows was the Parent Directory. I didn’t want to mess with redirecting, so I tried to reinstall Wordpress into Firefox FTP in the .com directory.
Everything went to the dogs. Going to the site leads to a “Error establishing a database connection.” I tried recreating the mySQL database in Dreamhost, but it tells me that the directory I chose is not empty, and that I need to “re-install, specifying an empty (or new) directory.” I tried re-installing with a new directory, but it didn’t work. I tried emptying the directory, but Firefox FTP gave me error messages and wouldn’t allow me to empty the /home database. So now I have no idea what to do.
I’m supposed to have this site up, running, and filled with content by the weekend. I don’t know how I’m going to make it!! Can anyone help?