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  1. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to migrate my site from wordpress.com to wordpress.org and cannot for the life of me figure out how to install wordpress.

    I set up hosting with Laughing Squid, I've had my domain name set, and I'm going through the installation on both WordPress.org and Laughing Squid and nothing is working. The step below is not working. Are there visual step by step instructions somewhere? Something a person with toddler-level web abilities can understand? A phone number I can call to get walked through it? Anything?
    Thanks!

    Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser. It will take you through the process to set up a wp-config.php file with your database connection details.

    If for some reason this doesn't work, don't worry. It doesn't work on all web hosts. Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details.
    Save the file as wp-config.php and upload it.

  2. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The step below is not working.

    Are you unable to access the page? Or is there some other error message?

  3. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not 100% how I should be accessing this page.

    It says open in your browser - which it won't do. Nothing comes up in a browser. It opens in Dreamweaver, which gets me nowhere.

    What exactly am I doing wrong?

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you uploaded the files to Laughing Squid yet?

    Do that, then visit http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php in your browser. Replace the 'yourdomain.com' bit with whatever your domain name is.

  5. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I uploaded all the files.

    When I go to resourcefulgirl.com/wp-admin/install.php I get an error 404 page on my current wordpress.com site.

  6. Nikki Blight
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It sounds like your domain is still pointed at your old WordPress.com site, rather than at your new self-hosted WordPress site on Laughing Squid.

    You'll have to either point the domain at your new server, or access the new server directly via IP address.

  7. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can you reach a normal HTML page with your domain name?

    Your domain name may not be pointing to the server yet. It takes about 48 hours or so to propagate through the internet's DNS servers.

    If you can access a normal HTML page, then check where you uploaded the files to. If they're in a subfolder, you'll need to use a slightly different address to access them. For e.g. resourcefulgirl.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php, assuming you put the files into a subfolder named wordpress.

  8. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    when I visit your domain I still see the GoDaddy parked page. This usually means that you have not updated the nameservers to point your domain to your hosting account OR you have recently changed the nameservers and it's still within propagation. Propagation can take up to 24 to 48 hours to take effect.

  9. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the help fonglh, kionae and Tim S

    Ok, so the nameservers should be all set and all files are uploaded and I'm still getting a 404 error.

    I'm using Filezilla and the install file should be here: /www.resourcefulgirl.com/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php

    I followed the directions for setting up the wp-config.php file perfectly. Not really sure what I'm messing up here.

    Any ideas?

  10. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I try to access your domain, it appears there's no files up there whatsoever. Where did you upload the files? What is the path to the files?

  11. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I uploaded them to the ftp site given to me from my laughing squid hosting site. So, when I open the file from there I get a wordpress error:
    Error: PHP is not running

  12. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My hosting page says that PHP is enabled... Is there anywhere else it could be turned off that I should check?

  13. Tim S
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Contact your host. If you're getting a php is not running error, its something they can help you resolve.

  14. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, success! I got WordPress up and imported most of my old posts correctly.

    However - I lost the awesome theme I had purchased on the wordpress.com site. Is there any way to get that back?

    Thanks!

  15. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried looking for it on http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

  16. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I found the theme on Woo Themes, but do I have to buy it again?
    I can't just move it from my old wordpress.com site?

  17. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No. You didn't buy the theme on wordpress.com. You probably bought an option to customiser its CSS - which is completely different. You will need to purchase the theme itself to use it on your self-hosted WordPress site.

  18. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I purchased the theme using the Premium Themes page on my wordpress.com dashboard. Is that really not considered purchasing the theme?

    Now, I have found the same theme on Woo Themes own website - but that is not how I initially purchased it. I would rather not dish out an extra $70 bucks if I can just transfer the one I already paid for.

    But, if transferring is not possible then that's another story.

  19. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is that really not considered purchasing the theme?

    Not as far as I am aware but if you want to confirm that, you'd need to contact the folks over at wordpress.com.

  20. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    And just found the confirmation:

    When you purchase a premium theme, it is available for the lifetime of that blog. If you would like to use the same theme across multiple blogs, you’ll have to purchase the theme for each blog.

    Note: Premium Themes are customized for WordPress.com usage only, and cannot be transferred to self-hosted WordPress.org sites

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/premium-themes/

  21. Notfindinganyhelp
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, thank you for finding that information!

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