404 when navigating to install.php (5 posts)

  1. cschuldt
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I know this topic has been brought up before and I've searched the forums and tried the various solutions offered.

    I've installed wordpress many, many times in the past and have never encountered this problem.

    I removed an old installation on the domain and placed a fresh install (including a new database) in the root directory. The old installation was in a subdirectory which no longer exists (was deleted when old installation was removed).

    I now encounter a 404 when trying to navigate the browser to http://www.example.com/wp-admin/install.php in an attempt to complete the new installation.

    My suspicion is it has something to do with .htaccess and rewrite rules that were established with the old installation, but I'm not certain of how to fix.

    Anyone have any clues on what my next step might be?

  2. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please list a real URL.

  3. cschuldt
    Posted 8 years ago #

  4. kmessinger
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Your files are not in the directories they should be or your directories are not available because of your security settings.

    For example, if wp-admin is at http://www.hollyodell.com/wp-admin then there should be a license.txt file, a index.php file a readme.html file at http://www.hollyodell.com. Your css files are also unavailable.

    You should connfirm that you did indeed install WordPress in your root folder.

  5. annesgallery
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am having the same problem. I had a pixel post in my site previously, deleted it and the database. Created a new database but I still cannot get to the wp-admin/install.php Everything has been uploaded into the site root folder.

    My website is

    I would be grateful for any help in this regard

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