Hey Ipstenu-DH, you were right it is the Appointments plugin that creates those tables. I went ahead & deleted all the sites i had made then De-activated that plugin, along with every other plugin. Still wouldn’t create the tables for me. Shame, cause i thought we were on to something there! hehe
I changed my .htaccess file so it had only the Wordpress rules in it, since i had some security & caching rules also etc. That didn’t help either.
I tried to repair the database, by adding the define(‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true); to the wp-config file. But all it could do is tell me the tables that didn’t exist. I then manually made the tables but no way to auto-populate them with the required records. So for the hell of it i copied the tables i had from my main site & renamed them. This was the only way to stop the “Error establishing a database connection” error but of course all the records are copied & i would need to go back & delete stuff i didnt want on that blog & no doubt have to rename a few records but i’m sure that is fraught with danger. I only did it just as a test.
The one thing i have noticed today & something i find very odd is i exported my Database & then tried to upload it to a backup database on the same mysql domain but it just refuses to upload. Even making a whole new database on the same mysql domain & trying to upload to it failed. But yet i could make a new database on another domains mysql server & upload the exact file to there no problem! The difference between the 2 is one is on Cloudflare & the other isn’t. So i’m starting to think Cloudflare is playing a part in that too.
So if i can’t even upload a sql file to it perhaps that’s why Wordpress is having issues creating the tables? Just strange that it tells me it has made the site & shows links to ‘Visit site’ & ‘Dashboard’ but they just go back to the main site. Would have thought if it had an issue creating tables it would tell you of the error
In the Dreamhost control panel > MySQL Databases then down the bottom of the page under Create a new MySQL database: it says "This domain must be registered and use our DNS (name servers)!"
That’s the line that has me thinking Cloudflare could be contributing to the issue since i use there DNS, but that may only apply to new mysql domains being made…
I was holding off on your advice sierracircle to turn off Cloudflare (since i have to change the DNS) & really was hoping to solve it without doing that since it would mean i would need to do it everytime i create a new blog but i think i will have to give it a crack to further troubleshoot…I really don’t want to loose Cloudflare in the long run since it has improved the load times throughout the site.
Well, once again thanks for all the input so far, i’m going to keep chipping away & see if i can come up with a solution & sorry about the long post!