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  • Resolved marcusmillsproductions


    Hi guys,
    I am on my third day trying to install this.

    Originally, my web hosts’ tutorial gave me specific instructions for downloading WordPress 2.7 and installing it via – I had to sign in to my cgi account to upload everything, but when I ran the url to setup it worked and everything came out great.
    Tutorial Source:

    The problem is that I did not want my url to be when I know there has to be a way to just have it on my ftp so that the address is

    So I deleted the files, logged into my ftp and tried doing it that way following the wordpress instructions, the 5 minute install and everything else I could read online.

    I downloaded WordPress 3.0.4, unzipped, edited wp-config-sample.php and saved it to wp-config.php; I uploaded all the files inside the wordpress folder directly to my ftp, and typed in and received a 404 error.

    I deleted everything from my ftp, and tried uploading the entire WordPress folder.
    Same 404 error.

    After reading everything from the forums, I even tried creating a ‘public_html’ folder and uploading everything to that within my ftp – I still received a 404 error.

    I found a really cool theme that I would like to use, and I am in the process of graduating so I want to be able to get this done without having a fourth day – I am so frustrated. (Theme:

    I am even willing to pay – if anyone can please help me, I would greatly appreciate it.

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