phpMyAdmin WP_HOST(1) Error Install Problem

I cannot get the phpMyAdmin plugin to work.  I keep getting the msg WP_HOST(1) error.  I then went and installed the 2.10 version, and this one doesn't show up on my WordPress plugins list at all.  Further,  I don't see a file called phpMyAdmin.php or wp-phpMyAdmin.php and so I am at a loss.

Please advise.

Thanks,
Howard
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAsked:
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singletonCommented:
phpMyAdmin is distributed in several different compressed forms. Did you uncomreess it to a folder and files under it before putting it in your plugin folder?
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Yes.  Also,  apparently there is a wp-phpMyAdmin.php which is a wrapper for the phpMyAdmin plugin and that there may be some version issues with respect to these and mySQL and the version of php in use.
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singletonCommented:
Have you tried upgrading to the latest version of mySQL and php?
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I don't have that option.  The Blog is hosted by a commercial ISP.
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singletonCommented:
I can't imagine a commercial ISP that would not want to keep their mySQL and php upgraded to the latest version, especially if it was brought to their attention that it was not up to date.  If it was pointed out, and if they were not interested in upgrading, I would look for a different web host (there are MANY out there)
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Nor can I.
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singletonCommented:
Then can you find out what version they have, and if it is old, ask them to upgrade, and if they refuse, try a different host.
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Can you tell me what versions are the "correct" versions?
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singletonCommented:
http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/ shows 5.0 the latest. 5.1 is in beta, and 5.2 is in alpha test

http://www.php.net/downloads.php has 5.2.1 as the latest
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I will once again contact my ISP and ask them about the versions in use.
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
It appears that the entire problem was related to the temp folder not being correctly setup and that by repointing my tmp to a folder which gave me the rights I needed, wp-myPhpAdmin began to work.  What is still odd about it though,  is that not only did the change of tmp enable the plugin to work, but that the plugin's interface changed by doing so.  

Please note though, that the change of tmp folder is what is what informed of, as being all that the tech person did.  It seems strange the gui change though.

Any thoughts about that sidebar ?


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singletonCommented:
What sidebar problem?

It is not surprising the interface changed. Without everything it needed, the plugin did not run, now it is running, and its job is to present a different interface with additional options.
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Howard BashSenior Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
The sidebar I refer to (not to be confused with sidebar.php),  is that the plugin had a very different interface once the tech changed the tmp folder.  

I would have expected the interface for the plugin to be the same, even if it does not work.  The layout of the items went from horizontally placed to verically placed by changing the tmp folder.  Does that make sense?

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singletonCommented:
No it makes sense for it to have changed. The plug in did not have everything it needed to work until you changed the tmp folder, but once that happened it was fully able to run and by the name of it it clearly is to provide a different interface

See http://www.phpmyadmin.net/home_page/index.php and some of the demos if you are unsure how to use it
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