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PHP error message at step 2 of installation (2 posts)

  1. willblogger
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ihave uploaded all the files and i when i try to install i get to the second step after entering blog name and email. At the second step the following message comes up:
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function username_exists() in /home/a8623738/public_html/wordpress-2.8.5/wordpress/wp-admin/includes/upgrade.php on line 59
    And when i try again to install it tells me i have already installed though i have not been through the other steps so i have to wipe the database and try again. I have done this several times and am now uncertain of what to do? Help please , Thanks

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I would reupload your WordPress files to your host. Also you should upload the wordpress folder to public_html. The wordpress-2.8.5 folder is extraneous.

    Related:

    Uploading WordPress to a remote host

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