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Blog url forwards to WordPress Install Page

  • Not sure about the version, but I know it’s not the newest.

    Just checked my site, and it’s bringing me to the install.php. Page. Not sure where to start. Haven’t touched anything so as not to do any more harm.

    Thanks for any help.

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  • first time install?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    your url please.

    Have you completed the installation? if not, complete them..

    Also, check if your database is safe..

    Hi again. Sorry for any confusion, but this is a site that’s been running for years. The URL is http://www.thetshirtblog.com. I’m not sure exactly how long it’s been like this, but judging by the “New WordPress Blog” e-mails, it’s been that way at least 2 weeks.

    Looks like you’re using Version 2.6.1, you might want to seriously consider upgrading to WordPress 2.8.4.

    At this point I’m stuck with my blog in installation mode. I have no idea why this happened, and I don’t have a clue as to how to get back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    At this point I’m stuck with my blog in installation mode. I have no idea why this happened, and I don’t have a clue as to how to get back. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Your options table is crashed and needs to be repaired.

    When your website redirects to wp-admin/install.php [FIX] :

    1. Login to phpMyAdmin.
    2. Select the database and click on ‘Structure’ tab.
    3. Right under the list of table there is a “Check All” link. Click on it to select all tables.
    4. From a “With selected:” drop-down menu right next to it, choose “Check table”.

    To Repair:

    1. Login to phpMyAdmin
    2. Choose the affected database. If you only have one database, it should choose it by default so you don’t need to do anything.
    3. In the main panel, you should see a list of your database tables. Check the boxes by the tables that need repair.
    4. At the bottom of the window just below the list of tables, there is a drop down menu. Choose “Repair Table”

    whooami: Thanks for the detailed instructions. I was able to restore my blog following your simple intructions.

    Unfortunately, all of my blog posts are gone. I’m guessing that while the db was broken, and all my traffic was redirected to install.php, plenty of people went ahead and tried to create a new blog. Is there anything I can do to restore my posts, other than external backups?

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    Unfortunately, all of my blog posts are gone. … plenty of people went ahead and tried to create a new blog

    nope that shouldnt happen, wordpress shouldnt over-install like that.

    that aside, have you confirmed that your posts are NOT still in your database? if youve done that, and theyre not, than you need a backup in order to rectify their loss.

    whoami, you are right. The posts are still there. They are just buried behind all the “Hello world!” posts. Thanks again for helping through this.

    By the way, what is the likely for the options table getting corrupted?

    Hey gang… I just read this as I had this exact thing happen to me today. I went onto the database file and tables as instructed, but from there I can see that all of those files were created today (likely due to going through the installation process). Anyway, as of now I see that a repair has done nothing, and my blog is completely gone. Any idea if it’s gone for good, or perhaps buried somewhere? I read shiznaught’s post about how his posts were all buried behind the ‘Hello World’ posts.. but I only see one post, and it says ‘Hello World’. Woe is me. 🙁

    I’ve had this problem too, and using the steps outlined works every time. However, the problem returns every 3 or 4 days (this has been going on about a month now), making it necessary to check my site every hour or so just to make sure it’s accessible. Any other thoughts on a way to nail this down once and for all? Thanks!

    PS: Just to clarify…the only Error I’m getting after checking all tables is “More than one INDEX key was created for column comment_approved“…I’ve tried only repairing any table having to do with Comments (wp_commentmeta and wp_comments are the only ones I see that mention Comments), and I’ve also tried repairing ALL tables.

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