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  1. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.", "WordPress › Error"); } require_once('../wp-config.php'); require_once('./upgrade-functions.php'); if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; else $step = 0; header( 'Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8' ); ?> > text_direction) ) : ?>

    This is the error message that i recieve when i try and install wordpress, i have checked the wp-config.php file and am sure i have done it correctly but i still keep getting this message.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated

  2. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's what's being displayed in your browser window? First thing I would do is make sure your webhost supports PHP.

    How did you edit the wp-config.php file? What editor did you use?

    Can you give us more details on what you've done so far please? Specifics would help.

  3. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah sorry that's whats being displayed in firefox, how do i go about finding if the webhost supports php?

    It's being hosted on the free space i get with plus.net if anyone knows if that supports php? I had a look on it and it doesn't say it doesn't support it.

    And I used notepad to edit the wp-config file.

    Thanks for the speedy reply!

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    how do i go about finding if the webhost supports php?
    Maybe asking them... or reading their user manual/support/faq.

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    http://www.plus.net/support/webspace/tips_and_info/webspace_faq.shtml?supportb=webspace_t5wheretofindout#9

    Microsoft's Active Server Platform is not supported, so you cannot use .asp files on your webspace. Instead we support MySQL and PHP, which provide advanced web functionality that is similar to that provided through Active Server Pages.

    kellz, where do you read that they do not support php?

  6. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cheers for the help.

    I didn't say they don't support it, i said that it doesn't say it doesn't support it. I just didn't look hard enough.

    Any ideas why i can't get it to work then?

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What have you done so far? I have a feeling that you edited the wp-config.php file is something like word and saved it for formatting so it's not being picked up as a php file. It is still named wp-config.php file, right? Doesn't have a *.txt on the end or anything?

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    sorry, i cant read apparently :P

  9. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yeah just checked and it is a php file.

    I can get up to stage 5 on the readme file, which is the installation and then i get the error message.

  10. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    are you installing 2.2?
    I ask because looking at what you pasted some of the output looks like its out of version that didnt contain the (int) stuff.

    for instance, when I try to reproduce your error, I get this:

    if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = (int) $_GET['step']; else $step = 0;

    and you are getting:

    if (isset($_GET['step'])) $step = $_GET['step']; ...

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    my previous post aside, I would take a look at this --

    http://usertools.plus.net/tutorials/id/57

  12. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    whoo, that's a scary tutorial :(
    If that was the only way to get WP installed - I'd never blog.

  13. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cheers for the help, i really appreciate it.

    I've contacted plus.net to make sure that i can acctually set up a database on my account.

  14. kellz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Found out that i need to upload databases onto a different server so that's why it wasn't working.

    To be able to do that though i would have to change my broadband package.

    O well i will have to try and find somehwere free to host it.

    Cheers for all your help though

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