Help with installing Enthusiast 3

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Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:44 pm

I have been trying to work on setting up a fanlisting collective for so many hours --- I think I may have fried my brain.
I am confident in my layout/content coding skills, but trying to (and failing to) install Enthusiast 3 literally has stumped me >__<

I have setup a database and a user w/ password on MySQL and input it on the config.php
I was able to get to the installation part. But my problem comes on step 5. The installation rules tells me I can log-in through the index.php page, but when I open the page, it just shows a blank page with the header: Image I also don't know if I'm using the config.php database variables correctly.
I currently have it as:
$db_server = 'localhost';
$db_user = 'databasename_L******';
$db_password = ''databasename_f******';
$db_database = ''databasename_f*******';
Any help is appreciated @__@ Thank you!
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Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:52 pm

I know very little about MySQL, other than wanting to throw it off the nearest cliff every time I work with it (LOL), but I was poking around in my WordPress wp-config.php file to see what kind of MySQL might be in there. This is what I have, pretty much straight from the WP folks (all my info is changed to generic stuff of course).

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// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'databaseuser');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'mydatabase');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'sUpErCoOlPaSsWoRdHeRe');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');

/** The Database Collate type. Don't change this if in doubt. */
define('DB_COLLATE', '');

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '64M');
...Now that I'm looking at it, I have no idea if writing your stuff like this would help matters, or if this is WordPress-specific. Agh.

Also, I have this snippet my good friend helped me write when I was trying to make a database back in the day:

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$host = "localhost";
$user = "databaseuser";
$pass = "supercoolpassword";
$db = "mydatabase";

mysql_connect($host, $user, $pass);
mysql_select_db($db) or die("Unable to select database");
To the best of my memory, this did work--that second bit with the mysql_connect and mysql_select_db stuff may be the missing piece for you?
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