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Having a problem with a clean install I have not faced before... (18 posts)

  1. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Trying to install 2.8.4, and I get the following:

    There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.

    I downloaded from WordPress. Extracted into my root directory. It just gives me an error. I realize the lack of wp-config tells the system it's a new install. I tried the wp-config-sample, putting in the correct database/url information and that didn't work either.

    http://www.indybasketballevents.com

  2. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You have to rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php.

  3. iridiax
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I realize the lack of wp-config tells the system it's a new install.

    No, it doesn't. The lack of a wp-config.php just makes it not work.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  4. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did change the wp-config-sample to wp-config. I put in the correct database information, and I got some weird loop error. I've never had to do that before. It's automatically taken me through a process where I entered the database information on screen.

  5. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    on screen = in browser.

  6. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 4 years ago #

    a couple of things to check:
    Do you have the correct permissions on the wp-config.php?
    is there an .htaccess file that may be doing something?

  7. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have changed no server settings nor had to. I have a pretty open environment with my host. There is no wp-config.php right now, and WP won't create it when I hit Create a Configure File.

    There is an .htaccess file.

  8. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just an FYI, as I try to create and change wp-config.php manually, I eventually get this error:

    Redirect Loop
    
    Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
    
    The browser has stopped trying to retrieve the requested item. The site is redirecting the request in a way that will never complete.
    
        * Have you disabled or blocked cookies required by this site?
        * NOTE: If accepting the site's cookies does not resolve the problem, it is likely a server configuration issue and not your computer.
  9. cubecolour
    ɹoʇɐɹǝpoɯ
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What happens if you rename '.htaccess' to 'no.htaccess' to disable it temporarily?

  10. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll try it, but it's actually named .htaccess.dist

  11. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I get the same thing, which is nothing.

  12. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My ISP can't even get this thing to install properly.

    What is going on????

  13. Zulfikar Nore
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are you installing a windows server? If so are all the requirements met?

    If you are installing on a linux server and still having problems drop me an email and I'll take a look for you.

  14. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That error is gone. Now I'm trying to reinstall over an existing database. The homepage is just blank. I tried installing over a fresh database, then copying the old database into it. Same result.

  15. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    BTW...the URL it's at now is hoosierhoopsreport.com. Long story, but that is my root directory.

  16. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And that url shows me a site now, where http://www.indybasketballevents.com
    still gives a white page???

  17. Jim R
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah...I figured it out around 3am.

  18. s_ha_dum
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    What was the solution? In case someone else has a similar problem.

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