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  1. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...... after pressing publish nothing on my site, blank page. At the time of my install, 48 hours ago. I attempted to upload an earlier version of WP 2.6.3. But the system told me I had this version already installed. Do I need to find that WP-config sample.php file again? Then alter the script? .... cheers!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First of all, you need to confirm what version of WordPress you are running via the Right Now pane in your Dashboard.

  3. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi esmi, It tells me I'm running 3.2.1 which is making me think, that I need to change that file? I did not see how to change it, to the earlier version; in Dashboard. .... cheers!

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder - from a fresh download of WordPress.

  5. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ah, okay except that my config file the one I changed from config-sample is from version 2.6.3, So, why would I want to re-do this, please? I think the first version, the latest was already on my server through hostgator? Then, the directions I am following for install, said to use the earlier version to assist n following the instructions to the end. Using the version shown in the instructions ..... does this make sense? Personally I do not care? In that I will probably be able to follow the instructions with latest dashboard. My real problem lay, in the fact that when starting up cPanel in hostgator I could not see a fantastico link, but allowed the wizard to install WP. Without the necessary knowledge through subsequent steps. So, if I follow your last tip; will I not get the same default message that I'm already installed? ...... thanks!

    P.S. since I can;t find that Config-sample file. I"m beginning to see why you're saying to re-upload. I will wait for your response.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What does your wp-config.php file have to do with it?

    if I follow your last tip; will I not get the same default message that I'm already installed?

    No.

  7. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well it's there on the new download .... will it not overwrite? Or do I just leave it as config-sample.php file? ..... thanks!

  8. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yikes, I really messed it up by messing around with my config file and user at my hostgator account. ....... now I'm not sure how to get back to dashboard?

    I feel like really dumping on myself, right now! I'm going to go away and have a little hissy fit! ..... i'm just feeling so burned out, trying to get this thing going. But my ignorance and inability to follow instruction. If I had not be taken in by that use the earlier version thing .... g-a-a-r-g-h-h! It's like follow the instructions .... it's so simple. Yah think? I'm going to make tea.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The version that you used to create your wp-config.php file from is not such a big issue. Even a fairly old & basic wp-config.php file will still work on a 3.2.1 site.

  10. hirundine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, but I monkeyed around with my user name on my database and although I've restored it. The page for dashboard no longer recognizes me. I must have been out of my silly mind? I was just following the instructions and committed that mindless act. The same user is now restored on my database, at hostgator. There is a wordpress connection wizard, but it's not clear how to use it and this is probably not the right forum for explanation. ..... but hey! thanks for your help!

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