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[resolved] wp-admin/install.php on local installation does not run (22 posts)

  1. alfred.laggner
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just downloaded wordpress from bluehost and now I am working on installing it on my local server. I modified wp_config.php and created a database. the instructions tell me now to open wp-admin/install.php with my browser. When I do that only the code shows up but the script does not run.
    I already have a successful wordpress installation on my computer, so it is not the server.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That sounds like PHP isn't running...

  3. bh_WP_fan
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Agreed with esmi. It could also be something in your .htaccess file. Try renaming the .htaccess in the public_html and/or the .htaccess in the root of your install and see if it makes a difference. If that fixes it, you'll need to go through your .htaccess to locate the problem, or you might be able to provide examples of the .htaccess code here and someone may be able to help you locate it.

  4. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanx guys... going into unchartered waters here so let me have a look see... will let you know how it goes...

  5. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    PHP is definately running... did a quick 'Hello World' which works just fine....

    The .htaccess file simply has the following lines of text:

    Order deny,allow
    allow from 127.0.0.1
    deny from all

    ... which makes sence to me as I am running everything from my local host... but I can't say I know much about .htaccess files...?

    Any other ideas or suggestions... I simply come up with a blank page if I try to run the install.php file...?

  6. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Aagh.... sorry guys.... wrong but VERY similar topic...

  7. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    hi my name is karen i have been trying to get wordpress on my windows xp and i get to the very last thing http://localhost/wordpress/wp-admin/install.php and what comes up is object not found and a error 404 i am very new to thos so very simple instructions would be soo great i am frustrated this has consumed about 20 hours of my time to download this hhheelllppp please my e mail is karenh1313@hotmail.com

  8. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Alfred hi.... we have both got the exact same problem and I still can't work it out.

    My PHP is running... I've renamed the .htaccess file and tried again... all my previous installation steps have been done correctly. I simply do not know what to do any more... tripped on the finish line..

    Have you been able to sort your problem out yet?

  9. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    me too bummer i didnt rename the file because i didnt know how to but it sounds like it didnt help. guess we wait for some one to rescue us huh? let me know if you figure it out good luck
    Alfred.

  10. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wonder if it is not a version conflict...? I'm using:

    EasyPHP ver 5.3.2i
    PHP 5.3.2
    Apache 2.2.15
    MySQL 5.1.45
    PHPmyAdmin 3.3.2
    and
    Wordpress ver 3.0

    Are you guys perhaps using the same versions...?

  11. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    no i set up xampp which has all that stuff in it.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm using EasyPHP 5.3.0 to run 2 separate WP 3.0 installs (amongst other things) here without the slightest problem.

  13. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    well esmi are you suggesting that i deleat all that i have and start over with easyphp and then download wordpress and install it wil that be all or is it more involved?? remember i am new to this to tell you the truth i dont even know what a php is or where to find it on my computer but i will do my best with what ever you suggest also i am installing on a windows xp thank you karen

  14. maoski
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    These are localhost installations right? Could be a conlfict with a windows service (IIS) if this service is installed..

  15. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ok little to tech for me what is (IIS) and if it is the problem how do i fix it. :}

  16. maoski
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To be more specific, IIS and Apache might be conflicting, i find i have to stop IIS in windows 7 to get apache to start properly. I dont think xp came with IIS though..

  17. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It seems that when i look for information on the IIS ingoogle it is how to install it to xp so i dont think i have it.any other ideas??

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I dont think xp came with IIS though

    It didn't. On XP, EasyPHP normally installs without any problem straight out of the box. I've gone from downloading it to having a full server up, running and re-populated within 60 mins.

    It might need a bit of extra tweaking on Win7 but I haven't got access to the Win7 machine right now, so I can't double check on that.

  19. maoski
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @karenbosami can you check your xampp/htdocs folder to confirm the wordpress/wp-admin/install.php file is there?

  20. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I did check the htdoc folder it was there but since then i have uninstalled every thing again (one way to learn the computer hee hee) and i did find the IIS and it was not turned on so i will download easyphp and try it from that angle i am not running windows 7 so shouldnt need tweaking. thank you for all the input i will let yall know how it goes. thanks again karen

  21. karenbosami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    me again i need help with the database changes i am suposto make dont know what that is i didnt creat a alis in the mysol thing help .

  22. Mike Toon
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Karen.... have a look at this slideshow...:

    http://www.slideshare.net/.../install-wordpress-blogging-software-with-easyphp - United States/ or Google 'wordpress easyphp'...

    Toon

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