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  1. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i have set up the config.php with the details.
    at the moment when i go to
    http://mywebsite.com/blog which is the main folder for the wordpress stuff, i get this message
    It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php.
    but the install.php link looks for
    http://mywebsite.com/blog/wp-admin/wp-admin/install.php
    which doesn't exist ,
    where are my install and config files supposted to be??
    and why is it looking for this extra folder?
    ive read through the forums but nothing is helping. and what is this thing about assigning a user? i dont have cpanel , so im stuck for following any tutorial.
    thanks , from very confused person

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 9 years ago #

    After putting your data in the config file (and uploading it!) did you run the install? I mean you should have typed in your browser http://yourwebsite.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php - and follow the instructions.
    Did you do that?

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oops, that was me - forgot to login...

  4. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeh ive done all that , when i run the install.php (http://yourwebsite.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php)
    uploaded on my site or when i just go to http://mywebsite.com/blog
    i get the message
    It doesn't look like you've installed WP yet. Try running install.php.

  5. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    1. Before finishing the installation you should NOT go to your http://yoursite.com/blog address :)
    2. If you type the install.php URL in your browser does it say "you have not installed WP yet" ? Strange...

  6. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How about a link to your site?

  7. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  8. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, my suggestion is that you go into your database, and drop all of the tables. Wipe out any trace of WP stuff in the DB. Then, I would delete all of your WP files save for the wp-config.php file, upload all of the WP files, and then try again.
    Something is in your DB and messing the whole thing up, I'm almost sure of it.
    **WARNING**
    If your DB is shared with other applications, be sure to ONLY drop the WP tables (prefixed by wp_ or a custom prefix that you defined in your wp-config.php file.) If the WP tables are the only tables in the DB, and you have no posts or other things you wish to save, then it's safe to go ahead and drop the tables. Otherwise backup the table first and then drop everything, and go from there.

  9. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It is very odd. If I were you I'd delete everything from the server and I'd try a new install (WARNING: without going to the .../blog address before having it installed!).
    Do you have a MySQL database?

  10. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok ill try removing everything and starting again, yeh i have MySQL database, as I have a 4images set up http://www.phone-pages.org.uk/cathy/missmeow/4images/
    i used the same username and pw as i do for that, is that right? its just my ftp username and pw

  11. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you have one single DB then yes, you have to use the same username and pw as for the other installation. Whether it's the same as for the ftp ... that varies from host to host (but if it worked for the 4images, use them here, too).
    Good luck!

  12. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    took down everything, put it back up, still does the same thing :(

  13. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You dropped everything out of the DB so that there were no tables at all?

  14. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    what does that mean? i just deleted all the wp files from my site and uploaded them again. In my webspace/ftp thing there is nowhere i can actually see whats goin on, i just get folders. i dont have that Cpanel thing people on this forum talk about which is why its so difficult. hmm so confused :S

  15. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Do you have Myphpadmin? or any other tool for your DB?

  16. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oops, I meant phpMyAdmin!

  17. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    nope

  18. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    In that case I think you should contact your host and ask them to delete the wp_ tables from your database. I can't think of any other solution...

  19. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I would alter the wp-config file, and make the 'table_prefix' be 'wp2_' and then try an install again.

  20. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Cathy86,
    The database is where all of your post and comments etc., are stored. It is separate and distinct from your WordPress files. I have been suggesting that you go into your database itself and essentially wipe out everything. This is not the same as deleting the PHP files that you upload to your server.
    It is likely by what you have said that you will have to ask your host to deal with the database. Simply ask the host to "drop all of the tables" or in lieu of that, delete and re-create a new, empty database for you to use. If that happens, then you will need the new database name, user, and password so you can edit your wp-config.php file.
    Hope this helps.

  21. blogachover
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I don't think you need to go to the site admins. Without phpmyadmin or some tool like that, it's more complex but not impossible. Here is a php page that you can upload to your site, which will clear out all of your wordpress tables, but should leave your 4images install alone:
    <?
    $myserver = "localhost"; // if the mysql server is another machine, name it here
    $myuser="cathy"; //replace with your ftp username, you said it's the same
    $mypass="ftp_password";
    $mydatabase = "your_database"; //same as your 4images db, if I understand this right.
    $db = mysql_connect("$myserver", "$myuser", "$mypass");
    mysql_select_db("$mydatabase",$db);
    mysql_query("drop tables like 'wp_%'");
    ?>
    Call it "killwp.php" and only run it this once. :) And a word of warning -- while it's extremely unlikely that your 4images tables have names beginning with "wp_", I'm not guaranteeing anything. I can give you code to show you the tables also.

  22. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    i did the killwp thing, then i put everything up again. this time i can go to install.php but it gives this error
    Fatal error: Failed opening required '/home/.sites/119/site80/web/cathy/blog/wp-includes/wp-db.php' (include_path='') in /home/.sites/119/site80/web/cathy/blog/wp-settings.php on line 30

  23. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    When you unzip the wp download, does it unzip into one folder (called 'wordpress') and inside that you have 4 folders
    wp-includes
    wp-admin
    wp-images
    wp-content
    and then a lot of other files ?

  24. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yup, ive uploaded everything in the same way it is in the folders

  25. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The error you get is strange - wp is saying that file does not exist on the server. Have you double checked that every file has actually been uploaded ?
    What program are you using to transfer the files from your computer ?

  26. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    yeh every file is there, i was using terrapin ftp , then i downloaded cutftp and tried that. still stuck

  27. cathy86
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    any more ideas?

  28. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Only one - want me to try for you ?
    I've done this before :)
    tamba2 at gmail dot com

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