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  1. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am new to WordPress and am trying to set up a website. I have a domain, I have created a database. My host is TierraNet through Grassroots.org. I followed their installation directions (very similar to the 5 minute one Word Press has). Per their instruction, I uploaded WordPress through Filezilla into the ht docs directory. I renamed the wp-config-sample.php file. My problem is I cannot find the file now, so I am unable to open it and fill in the database info (which I have). Any idea what to do next? Please keep in mind I am very new and may not understand very technical terms.

    Thank you!

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    rename the file back to wp-config-sample.php and then just enter your url
    in address bar and install script should open

  3. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your reply.

    The problem is I cannot locate the file.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    what did you rename that file most likely wp-config.php

  5. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, exactly. wp-config.php.file Only now I cannot find it!

  6. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    it should be in where you uploaded your wordpress if is not there you can always upload wp-config-sample.php again.
    When open your root folder you see three folders and wp- files should be among them files.

  7. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have now located the file, but don't know how to edit it with my info. They have a text editor called "Webby", but I can't figure out how to use it.

  8. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    just rename the file back to wp-config-sample.php and then enter your url in address bar in browser should open install script

  9. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your help.

    THESE ARE THE DIRECTIONS I HAVE TRIED TO FOLLOW:
    Open wp-config.php in a text editor and fill in your database details as explained in Editing wp-config.php to generate and use your secret key password. I never got a secret password.

    6. Run the WordPress installation script by accessing wp-admin/install.php in a web browser.

    If you installed the WordPress in the htdocs/ directory, you should visit: http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php

    I used this one twice, but got error message both times. Do you just open another browser window? That's what I did, but I don't really understand this.

    WordPress should then be installed!

    I don't understand. Why would I rename the file after they made such a big deal about saying it had to be renamed? I edited the config-php file, but don't understand about th secret key password. What is that?

  10. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Tried what you suggested. Error message - requested url not found on server

  11. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know they told you to rename wp-config-sample.php but if you run the inatall script then wp-config.php file will created for you.

    If you have your wordpress files in htdocs then you should not have problem opening you install program by going to http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php
    Recheck if you have all files folders from fresh download.

  12. rhouldho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am NEW to wordpress
    I have a domain name and I am trying to create a web site
    I have a hosting company
    The domain is actually an add on domain http://www.homarenterprises.com

    I follow all thesteps to install his domain on wordpress but when I try to log on with http://www.homarenterprises.com/wp-admin I get an error message that it does not exist

    Can anyone help me

  13. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you govpatel

    That is what I have been trying to do. I get this message:
    The requested URL /wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.

    And how would I know if I have all file folders? If I do a fresh download, do I have to go through all the steps again?

  14. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Check with your host if the domain name is configured right and if you have right permissions to files and folders

  15. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is your url post here

  16. rhouldho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am not sure what you mean by "What is your url post here"

    the url I am trying to activate is http://www.homarenterprises.com

  17. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @rhouldho You need start your own topic as the post was for @clanger to post url as this his topic that he started.

  18. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    wvodysseyofthemind.org

    I am able to log in to their server, so I think it is configured right.

    Not sure what you mean by right permission to files and folders

    Could it be that my url is not yet active? I switched my domain name from register.com to tierra.net on Friday evening. I was told it would take 24-72 hours, but then I was able to log onto their tierra.net server yesterday so I thought it was active.

  19. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I get this when I go to url
    Forbidden

    You don't have permission to access / on this server.
    Apache/2.2.22 (Ubuntu) Server at wvodysseyofthemind.org Port 80

    So it diffidently permission problem on your htdoc folder may be your host can help you as they login and check the permissions.

  20. clanger
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you gopatel

    Wouldn't you get that error message, since you don't have permission to access that site?

    That is not the same error message I get. I get: The requested URL /wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.

    I am emailing my host to check on my permissions.

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