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Install script not working - directing to old website (4 posts)

  1. nmartell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I'm attempting to instal wordpress in a folder called NMP that is within my public_html folder.

    My website is http://www.nathanmartell.com

    I do not want to just install it in the root, because I have a pre-existing (non-wordpress) site and want it to be up and running while I am working on my new wordpress site.

    The problem I am having is when I try to run the instal script at http://nathanmartell.com/NMP/wp-admin/install.php it just sends me to my non-wordpress website's homepage.

    Any ideas what is going on and/or what I can do?

    Thanks all.

    N

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Probably a .htaccess file in your main folder that's redirecting all the requests.

  3. nmartell
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, that makes sense!

    What should I do with the .htaccess file though?

    I kind of know my way around, but I don't want to delete/modify the wrong thing and wreck my existing site.

    N

  4. nsathees
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It all matters what are the things in the .htaccess file. If you know of nothing important then,

    Just rename the .htaccess file or backup a copy to your PC and delete it.

    If you have problem then can restore the .htaccess file.

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