Re: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is required by WordPress.
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Looks like I resolved my own problem. I'd manually configured Apache's httpd.conf file and misspelled the PHPIniDir. Oddly, PHP didn't complain and Apache started without error, even with the misconfiguration. Working now. Thanks. -Cameron On Sun, Dec 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM, Cameron Childress <cameronc@xxxxxxxxx>wrote: > Lobbing what I hope is a totally easy softball question here. I've > Googled around for the answer, I've uninstalled and re-installed, I've > tinkered with the PHP.ini file, copied files all over the place. Still > having this problem, so here's my plea for help... > > I'm new to PHP, and new to Wordpress, but not new to web development. I > have an existing Apache 2.2 installation on Windows 7 and am trying to add > Wordpress to it. To support Wordpress, I've installed PHP. I used the PHP > Windows installer (VC6) and connected up to my existing Apache installation > just fine. Ran a test.php script and Apache/PHP are playing nice - > everything works. > > When I installed PHP, I selected the MSSQL and MySQL extensions. I have > verified that the extention dll files are in the /ext directory. > > I also have verified that the php.ini file contain these entries: > [PHP_MYSQL] > extension=php_mysql.dll > [PHP_MYSQLI] > extension=php_mysqli.dll > > Lastly, via my Google searches I've found that perhaps 'libmysql.dll' > needs to be copied into the 'windows/system32' directory, so I tried that. > Restarted Apache, restarted the entire computer, still getting the error. > > I imagine there has to be a very simple reason this PHP installation isn't > working out of the box. What am I missing? I am still getting the error > "Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL extension which is > required by WordPress." Should I be looking at WordPress help instead for > this error? > > Thanks for any help. > > -Cameron > > ... >