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Starting from scratch (5 posts)

  1. NealTaflinger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am starting from scratch - very basic understanding of HTML/XML, more of a driver than a mechanic when it comes to blogging.

    I made all the edits in the wp-config.php file, saved it, and FTP'd it all to my domain. But when I put /wp-admin/install.php in my browser I get this error -

    404 File not found
    Firefox can't find the file at /Users/(my name)/Downloads/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php.
    * Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
    * Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

    I did search for typing errors, found one, corrected it, uploaded the new version, and experienced the same problem. A co-worker suggested I download MAMP to make a local server but is this necessary?

    Are there any common noob mistakes when installing WordPress that I should know about? Is there anyone who can help me figure this out?

    Neal

  2. Arian Xhezairi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Just a hint, you need a web server to make WordPress working.
    let that be local or remote.

    LAMP for Linux OS, MAMP for MAC, or WAMP for Windows

  3. NealTaflinger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK, thanks for confirming that. It would help if that was in the 5 minute install. :)

  4. Arian Xhezairi
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    NealTaflinger, I still don't know on which OS you're on, but if your answer is Windows I can pretty much assure you that WAMP is usually less than five minutes install, pretty straightforward. Give it a shot, it's worthy.

  5. NealTaflinger
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mac OS X. I installed MAMP and a friend is going to walk me through it tomorrow. Thanks,

    Neal

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