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  • When I try to run the install.php file all I get is a blank browser window…

    I believe I did everything I was supposed to do…

    Any ideas?

    I’m stuck.

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    See if the info contained in this 3.1 sticky helps you:

    I’m also getting the same thing on a new blog I’m trying to set up!

    I have the MySQL database set up (atleast I think I do), and edited my wp-config file accordingly. Everything uploaded successfully but when I go to run install.php, it’s just a blank page and it says “done”

    Is there a log that I can refer to to see what is going on?

    the link is here:

    All the files are in the blog folder on the ftp server

    Same here – blank white page when I call the install script. I tried deleting everything and reuploading the entire package; didn’t help.

    Okay, well my problem was once again my own – I forgot to put in my database password in wp-config.php


    well I seem to have the same problem, but my wp-config.php file is correctly changed, I’ve double checked it now for about 8 times.

    I get a blank screen on my ~/wp-admin/install.php

    What else can i do wrong?

    This is a first install on the server after using it on MAMP. I’ve downloaden a completely new version so it’s not affected.

    // ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //
    /** The name of the database for WordPress */
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘MYDBNAME’);

    /** MySQL database username */
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘MYDBUSERNAME’);

    /** MySQL database password */

    /** MySQL hostname */
    define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

    /** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
    define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

    Please help!

    @koekebakker are tying to move wordpress to host from Mamp if so check with your host if they localhost or some other setting.

    No no. I tried it on MAMP so I would get familiar with it. This is now a completely new download and install.

    @maanitshah looks your wordpress installed and working to log in admin

    ok still check with host what you need use as host as some host use different host

    will do directly, thx.

    Solved, localhost was the prob. Thx.


    Thanks… yes I was just going to come and post on here again…

    What I ended up having to do was download WP 3.0.5 and use that. It seemed to get past the blank screen… maybe someone can try that and see if it helps!

    I also had to bother my hosting company to get the real hosting address and changed that from localhost to whatever it was. That also helped get it installed 🙂

    Thanks once again!

    You are both welcome

    Please mark thread as resolved so that

    – others with similar problem can see it as resolved and will read this thread for help if they have similar problem

    – people providing help see it as resolved and will not waste time reading this post.

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