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can't get the wp-config.php to open (4 posts)

  1. cheshire
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm definitely a beginner with ftp. I installed wordpress. I opened it up into dreamweaver. I read "read me". I did what it said - changed the config-sample.php to wp-config.php. Uploaded the whole wordpress file. When I try to open the /wp-admin/install.php page in my browser (I assume that means go to my website and add /wp-config.php to my url and hit enter) - I get an error page "Page not found". I would really like to switch over to wordpress from Serendipity, but am wondering if wordpress requires more computer knowledge than I have...
    Thanks!

  2. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    DreamWeaver is not ftp . DW uses it's own flavor of ftp, I suggest you avoid it...

    To edit wp-config.php, try using http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_FileZilla

  3. Utopia_GFR
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, FileZilla is what I recommend you as well :)

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    EDITED* Yeah, I see what they saying in the title though.. Use something like FileZilla like Yosemite said.. I usually use WS_FTP95 for my FTP client, then Open the wp-config.php in there, then save it.. then upload it.. ;) =)

    Uploaded the whole wordpress file. When I try to open the /wp-admin/install.php page in my browser (I assume that means go to my website and add /wp-config.php to my url and hit enter) - I get an error page "Page not found".

    1) First, make sure your Database informations, and connection settings are CORRECT in the wp-config.php file.

    2) To run the INSTALL.php file, you have to point it here:
    yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php

    DON'T ADD the wp-config.php to ANY ending of ANY URL, it WON'T work..

    I would really like to switch over to wordpress from Serendipity, but am wondering if wordpress requires more computer knowledge than I have...

    I personally found that WordPress was ALOT easier to use then Serendipity, but, everyone has their own preferences lol.. =) =P If you can use Serendipity, then you should be able to use WordPress with no problems.. well, hopefully lol! =P

    spencerp

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