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There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file - But there is! (16 posts)

  1. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hey Guys.

    I just want to get started with WordPress but I have a problem. I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and followed this guide. Everything went just fine but the last step. Here is a screenshot.

    I followed the graphical wp-config.php creater, but it says that I have to create it manually. I did that using the guide in the FAQ at this site.

    I have saved the wp-config.php just by the wp-config-sample.php and I do think that it is the root folder, since it is together with the wp-admin, wp-content and the wp-includes folder. Here is a screenshot of the root folder.

    I really think that I did everything just right, but why am I still getting the "There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started"- error message?

    I would really like some help - this annoy me so much. I didn't find any help at other sources, but found a few with simmular problems.

    - Help me please!

  2. bemdesign
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Possibly check permissions on your WordPress install folder. WordPress might not have the right permissions to read the wp-config.php.

  3. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I changed them to first "Acces files" (for both me, group and others) - it didn't work. Then I changed it to "Create and delete files" - It didn't work neither.

    I went to "Change permissions for Enclosed Files". Changed all of them to "Read and Write only" under files, and "Create and delete" under folders.

    Nothing works. What is wrong?

  4. Theme Drawer
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    This may be a silly question but have you created a database?

  5. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I don't really know very much about how all this works. But I get a happy message when going to localhost/ .

    How can I make sure that I have a DB?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    You actually have to create a database yourself. WordPress doesn't do that for you.

  7. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Yes, know. I followed the guide as I linked to before. I think I made a database there. I think I used Apache to that. Egen I type localhost/ i get a message that sats something like "Congratulasions. You have succesful build a database, but there is no content yet"

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    That's fine. WordPress will populate the database during the installation process.

  9. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    But what should I do them?

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Sorry? Do to what?

  11. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    What should I do to fix the problem as I describede in the first post?

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Try clicking on "Create Configuration File".

  13. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    ... I have tried that 62737 times. Then inserted my hostname and stuff like that. All turning out to a message that Tells me to create the wp-config.php manually which I do. The problem ud still that it can't gind it.

  14. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I have tried that 62737 times

    What? Not 62738 times? ;-)

    Can you provide the actual message and not what you think the message said?

  15. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Okay.

    After the installation I went to the localhost/ and I get the following message:

    It works!

    This is the default web page for this server.

    The web server software is running but no content has been added, yet.

    I go to the localhost/wordpress and get this message:

    There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.

    Need more help? We got it.

    You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.

    Create a Configuration File

    I press 'Create a Congiguation File' and presses 'Let's go'.

    I insert my Database name, username, password, database host, table prefix. And go to the next page. It says now:

    Sorry, but I can’t write the wp-config.php file.

    You can create the wp-config.php manually and paste the following text into it.

    *Lot of text*

    After you’ve done that, click “Run the install.”

    I insert it into my wp-conifg.php in my root folder called 'wordpress', and presses "Run the install".

    But when I press "Run the install", it gives me this message again:

    There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.

    Need more help? We got it.

    You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.

    Create a Configuration File

    And then I can start over again.

  16. Potices
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Any suggestions? What can I do? Should I delete it and reinstall it?

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