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  1. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi folks, I have a bit of a problem with the WordPress install.

    I am using XAMPP with Apache and MySQL running.

    However when trying to install WordPress (http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php) I get some strange Chinese characters appearing (戼⁲㸯㰊㹢慆慴牥潲㱲戯㨾†慃汬琠湵敤楦敮⁤畦据楴湯†獩慟浤湩⤨椠戼䌾尺慸灭屰瑨潤獣睜牯灤敲獳睜⵰摡業屮湩汣摵獥捜浯敭瑮瀮灨⼼㹢漠楬敮㰠㹢ㄱ㰰戯㰾牢⼠ਾ) with "Cannot find server" in the title bar of IE.

    Hope you can help!

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    are you in china? :P

    did you change this in the wp-config?

    define ('WPLANG', '');

    Im going to go out on a limb and say the server your installing on is set up to spit out whatever language that is, assuming you havent changed anything I just mentioned.

  3. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Whooami, thanks for the reply!

    LOL no no im not in china.

    I didnt change the languague no.

    Its also installed on my local machine.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yah i saw the localhost bit..interesting. are you sure those are chinese, or rather asian of some kind? meaning, is that stuff in the post above an actual paste?

  5. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Its an actual paste, it may not be chinese in languague, I dont have a great deal of knowledge that way.

  6. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As its on a local machine and security isnt an issue... This is the wp-config.php

    <?php
    // ** MySQL settings ** //
    define('DB_NAME', 'wordpress'); // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'root'); // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost'); // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    define('DB_COLLATE', '');

    // Change each KEY to a different unique phrase. You won't have to remember the phrases later,
    // so make them long and complicated. You can visit http://api.wordpress.org/secret-key/1.1/
    // to get keys generated for you, or just make something up. Each key should have a different phrase.
    define('AUTH_KEY', '...'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', '...'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', '...'); // Change this to a unique phrase.

    // You can have multiple installations in one database if you give each a unique prefix
    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // Only numbers, letters, and underscores please!

    // Change this to localize WordPress. A corresponding MO file for the
    // chosen language must be installed to wp-content/languages.
    // For example, install de.mo to wp-content/languages and set WPLANG to 'de'
    // to enable German language support.
    define ('WPLANG', '');

    /* That's all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

    if ( !defined('ABSPATH') )
    define('ABSPATH', dirname(__FILE__) . '/');
    require_once(ABSPATH . 'wp-settings.php');
    ?>

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    take the single and double quotes out of your key(s) -- i think i see atleast one double quote in the one.

    oh and theres a single one too

    theyre wrapped in single quotes, though, but shouldnt have either inside the actual key content. see if maybe that helps?

  8. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just tried that batman, no joy though!

    However those keys were generated by wordpress.org so they should be ok.

  9. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Those keys were fine, the secret key generator allows quotes in there, but always escapes them first with \ marks.

  10. neil_mag
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I tried another reinstall, this time using XAMPP Lite.

    Its now working fine and dandy. Thanks for the help guys!

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