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installation - "file not found" (5 posts)

  1. RedP
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I've just downloaded WP 3.6 for the first time, but can't work out how to install. I've opened the WP folder and then the 'Readme' file. From here, I clicked the link "wp-admin/install.php", but just got the error page "file not found".

    Following the Readme file, it suggests that, if the above doesn't work, "Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor". But I don't know how to do that.

    I am using Firefox on a PC with Windows 7, and would appreciate some help.

    Thanks.

  2. Pali Madra
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    The 5 minute WordPress install is just for people like you see it at http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

  3. 2ninerniner2
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    To elaborate, WP is NOT an executable program, such as MS Word, etc.; you do not "run" WP :) It is a web framework which requires a web server and MySQL database server to operate.

    If you are trying to use it on your own computer, then you need to install a local web and database server.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Installing_WordPress_on_your_own_Computer

    If you are wanting to install it on the web, then you have to purchase a hosting account (Linux preferred - you do not need to know anything about Linux - and a domain name.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Things_to_Know_Before_Installing_WordPress

  4. RedP
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Thanks for the responses. Unfortunately WP is sounding a bit more technologically complicated than I was expecting. A friend had told me it was simply a matter of downloading and installing the program, and then it would be ready for developing content.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You could consider WordPress.COM --

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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