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  1. angrybob
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I created the wp-config file and uploaded everything to the server. When I installed, I got the following:

    "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_once('./upgrade-functions.php'); $guessurl = str_replace('/wp-admin/install.php?step=2', '', 'http://' . $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'] . dirname($_SERVER['PHP_SELF']) ); if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; else $step = 0; ?>

    hide_errors(); $installed = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->users"); if ($installed) die(__('
    Already Installed
    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first."

    Hmmm...does this mean that my config file is not correct?

    Second, the 'already installed' has me for a loop since its the first install. Any ideas?

    Finally, do all the wpordpress files need to uploaded in the root directory?

    Thanks - I really do appreciate your patience with a struggling newb!

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

    Your file has been uploaded incorrectly.
    It must be uploaded in ascii mode, though your ftp client should take care of this - what are you using ?

    Also, only use WordPad or something like Notepad++ to edit files - do not use Dreamweaver / GoLive or anything else that costs money :)

  3. angrybob
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I am hosted through godaddy.com . I don't know exactly what format the ftp is, but its provided by them as part of the hosting.

    I did use Wordpad to make the changes to the config file.

    Just to be sure, my db name is 'mblogger'. Is this correct?

    define('DB_NAME', 'mblogger'); // The name of the database

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