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  • Hello I’m experiencing an unusual problem with a WordPress website. The website runs without problems, however today I wanted to enter the admin to do some modifications and it just wouldn’t let me, instead the page automatically redirects to the install.php file. As you can see here:

    I tried to enter through wp-login.php but it redirect to the install file as well.
    There was no migration etc or no changes whatsoever for at least a couple of months, so I’m not sure what could be going on?

    Thank you for your time.

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by pavel86.
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  • If your wp-admin is going to the install page, then probably the file wp-config.php is missing from the root folder. If the file is still there, try uploading the core WordPress files again. Download a fresh copy of WordPress from and re-upload all the files to your host through FTP.

    Thank you, I will try that out. However the website itself is running without a problem, so if the config was missing, I assume it wouldn’t work at all?

    If your website is running fine, then your wp-config.php file does exist. Try uploading the core files. Seems to be an issue with one of the files.

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