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  1. Roseb441702
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I followed the instructions and the strangest thing - every time I click on the config file my Microsoft Greetings program tries to load. I know it's because of that php extensions.

  2. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where are you clicking on the config.php file? On your hard drive or on the web?

  3. Roseb441702
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where are you clicking on the config.php file? On your hard drive or on the web?

    Actually I'm at the point where I type in the config.php file in my browser and I'm getting a "file downloading" screen and the file is downloading but it is taking a long time and its still downloading.

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You don't need to type it in your browser. You just point your browser to install.php (URL should be something like http://www.yourserver.com/wp-install.php
    And that is what runs the install script, not config.php
    You just need to edit those areas of config.php that pertain to your MySQL database and where on your site WordPress will reside (in the root or in a subdirectory).
    J

  5. Roseb441702
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    OK, you're sweet to be helping me but still I'm not getting it.

    You don't need to type it in your browser. You just point your browser to install.php (URL should be something like http://www.yourserver.com/wp-install.php
    And that is what runs the install script, not config.php
    You just need to edit those areas of config.php that pertain to your MySQL database and where on your site WordPress will reside (in the root or in a subdirectory).
    J

    Actually my wp-install.php - Do you mean the install.php that's in the wp-admin folder? Because if you do what I get is:
    wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file."); require_once('../wp-config.php'); require('upgrade-functions.php'); if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; else $step = 0; ?> on and on and when I get to the bottom of the page it gives me a login but not a password.

  6. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  7. Roseb441702
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nope! Still haven't gotten it!
    What I have done is go to the link you gave me about the 5 minute installation and edited the database using the config-sample file and I changed it to take out the "sample". I uploaded it and the entire WordPress Files to my webspace. When I type in the install.php in my browser's address window I get:
    "wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file."); require_once('../wp-config.php'); require('upgrade-functions.php'); if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; else $step = 0; ?> WordPresshide_errors(); $installed = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $tableusers"); if ($installed) die(__('
    You appear to already have WordPress installed. If you would like to reinstall please clear your old database files first." etc.,.....
    At the bottom it gives me a login but where it says password all I get are the quotation marks
    This is as far as I have gotten.

  8. Roseb441702
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Actually I'm thinking now that when I enter in the install.php and I get the resulting screen that I mentioned above that means that it is installing - it seems as though its installing because it says certain things have been created like tables and categories but when I get to the bottom of the screen I don't get a password.
    What about this part:
    "What is the web address of your WordPress installation? (We probably guessed it for you correctly.) where the box says: "<?php echo $guessurl; ?>"
    It says user setup successful - but even without the password when I click the log-in link I get the screen "open or save to disk" and when I click "open" - up pops my Microsoft Greetings - which I believe has to do with that .php extension.

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