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Last 2 steps of installation: stuck! (10 posts)

  1. jcfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My server is on bluehost and I'm trying to install WP according to the directions on the WP site in the section "Using CPanel." I've done everything correctly, but now I'm at the "Editing the WordPress Config File," and I don't understand how to open the file wp-config-sample.php. Where is the file? I don't see it on my MySQL Account Maintenance page. I do have a text editor--I understand I need to open the file with that application, but I don't see where the file is. As for the following step (and maybe this becomes clear once I complete this step), I don't see where to upload WP files.

    What am I missing?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    >>wp-config-sample.php<<

    Open up Notepad (if you're using Windows) - you need a text editor - Notepad is best to use. You don't want Word or anything - strict TXT file write only. wp-config-sample.php is located in the root "wordpress" folder. Open it in notepad and put in your connection settings. Then "Save File As" wp-config.php (make sure "all files" is chosen as file type, NOT .txt!)

  3. jcfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi, doodlebee

    Thanks for the response. Sorry to be so thick--where is the root "wordpress"? I do understand about the text editor (I have Notepad ++).

  4. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The files you downloaded so you could put them on your server? The unzipped wordpress files.

  5. jcfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hmmm. I used Fantastico to zap WordPress onto bluehost. I see the WordPress folder on my server, but don't see how to use Notepad to open the folder.

  6. Doodlebee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Dude, you don't open it on your *host* space (the only way you *could* is to use the file manager, and *that* is not a plain text editor - you'll screw things up). If you can see the file on your server, then just download it to your computer and use Notepad to open the file. Edit it, save it, and upload it. That's all there is to it.

  7. jcfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Heh. Thanks (I'm a girl!) for bearing with me. Yeah, I tried downloading the WordPress file from bluehost and I just get the "Preparing to Download" window for hours. I guess this is a bluehost problem now. I thought maybe there was some other way to open/download the WordPress file.

    Thanks again.

  8. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    "Hmmm. I used Fantastico to zap WordPress onto bluehost"

    If you used fantastico, why are you looking to edit anything? One click install. Your site should be up and running already and you should be able to login to the dashboard with the username/password YOU gave to fantastico during the setup process.
    If you can't access your site, you need to contact Bluehost and ask them what the hec?

    You're looking at the directions for a manual install 0 where you upload all of the files and you create the database, etc.

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm confused. Is this a normal install or a fantastico install? If fantastico, you should have a proper wp-config.php already built.

    [Samboll by 30 seconds!]

  10. jcfo
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, thanks--you're right. It is a fantastico install--I just got confused 'cuz I was looking at WP's instructions. Didn't realize I didn't need to take those steps. Sorry for wasting everyone's time.

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