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[resolved] deleted wordpress files, reinstalled all, can't login (8 posts)

  1. addcoach
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've deleted my domain name forwarding from my typepad weblog to swithc to wordpress on the same domain name (had it domain name mapped).

    I've deleted all my wordpress files because I wanted them all in a directory at the root of my domain name. I've since realized the errors of my ways and reinstalled them all in a folder called wordpress. I can't delete one file in the old folder wp-content/plugin_manager/tmp

    Now when i try to login to setup my wordpress blog again, domain .com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

    i can't. I get this error message

    "WordPress
    Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."

    is there any way around this or do i have to clear out the old database tables and start from scratch?

    thanks

    Pete

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You don't say if you have backed up the existing database - have you ?

  3. addcoach
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I did back it up but thought I couldn't do it right so I ended up following the instructions and deleting all the tables and reinstalling wordpress and configuring it.

    now I can only see the blog if i type http://www.domainname.com/wordpress. i would like to have my wordpress blog as my homepage.

    under options/general I have
    WordPress address (URI):www.domainname.com/wordpress
    Blog address (URI):www.domainname.com/wordpress

    and I ftp'd wordpress as a folder to my host.

    what should i change to have people just type in my domain name and get my wordpress blog?

    should I change the wording on the domains under options?

    Or should i just delete the whole wordpress folder again and just upload wordpress as all individual files (instead of the wordpress folder) and configure it once more?

    thanks

    Pete

  4. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Since you're still installing, just ditch the /wordpress/ folder and upload all of the WordPress files to your root directory.

  5. addcoach
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks I tried that and installed it but it doesn't show up when I go to http://www.domainname.com only when i go to http://domainname.com

    I've tried changing the urls under options/general
    ie these one
    WordPress address (URI):
    Blog address (URI):

    I've tried them with and without the www. in each one and it doesn't work.

    I have the wordpress files at my root folder. what do i need to do to get the www. part working?

    thanks

    Pete

  6. James
    Happiness Engineer
    Posted 8 years ago #

    This is a problem with your host. Contact your hosting provider.

  7. addcoach
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks you're right had to change over the name servers from typepad. should be up in a day or so. (I hope)

    Pete

  8. addcoach
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it was a hosting problem. with Godaddy assume incompetence until proven otherwise. It's almost like you need to talk to a supervisor every time its' something beyond ultra basic info.

    it's up and running now.

    thanks

    Pete

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