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  • Hello,

    I have set up the wp-config.php file for my system. I created a /blog directory and when I point my browser to the path to /wp-admin/install.php I get a page with 3 lines of Chinese characters. I downloaded WordPress from

    My server setup is as follows:

    O/S FreeBSD 4.9-RELEASE
    mysql Ver 12.22 Distrib 4.0.18
    PHP 4.3.8

    I have currently removed the WP files as I noticed that when I did a ‘view source’ of the install.php page my database info including password was viewable and I did not want that info on the web.


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  • ” 3 lines of Chinese characters”
    paste them here ?

    “password was viewable”
    The config file was saved incorrectly, or uploaded incorrectly,

    I used WordPad to set up the config file. I uploaded it in ASCII using CuteFTP. Also, I am using WIN XP if that makes any difference.

    Can you run a phpinfo file ?

    <?php phpinfo(); ?>

    Ok, I did that. Now what? Is there something in particular I should be looking for?

    I was just error-checking ….

    Something somewhere is corrupting the php file, so enabling viewing and disabling the file’s usefulness.

    Have you tried deleting whatever is on the server, then reuploading from a fresh download ?

    I deleted it from the server. Downloaded a fresh copy, configured it, & uploaded it. Works great! There is so much this can do. I love it already. Thanks for all of your help.

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