"already have WordPress installed"? (5 posts)

  1. eyetoeyehere
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When i try to install wordpress, i get the following message after step 3:

    You appear to already have WordPress installed. If you would like to reinstall please clear your old database files first.

    I'm quite sure i haven't installed wordpressed before and have tried repeating the installation process various times to confirm this, each time emptying my database. How is this so and how can i overcome it?

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    When you say "emptying my database," do you mean you've dropped the WP tables from it?

    Anyway, try running wp-admin/upgrade.php if you continue to have problems.

  3. Perhaps you're on a shared MySQL database (as found with many free webhosts) and someone else has all ready installed WordPress?

  4. eyetoeyehere
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes. I've dropped the tables. And i'm not using a free host. Pretty sure it was empty.

  5. Try just deleting the database and creating a new one.

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