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  • i have set up the config.php with the details.
    at the moment when i go to which is the main folder for the wordpress stuff, i get this message
    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.
    but the install.php link looks for
    which doesn’t exist ,
    where are my install and config files supposted to be??
    and why is it looking for this extra folder?
    ive read through the forums but nothing is helping. and what is this thing about assigning a user? i dont have cpanel , so im stuck for following any tutorial.
    thanks , from very confused person

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  • After putting your data in the config file (and uploading it!) did you run the install? I mean you should have typed in your browser – and follow the instructions.
    Did you do that?

    oops, that was me – forgot to login…

    yeh ive done all that , when i run the install.php (
    uploaded on my site or when i just go to
    i get the message
    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.

    1. Before finishing the installation you should NOT go to your address 🙂
    2. If you type the install.php URL in your browser does it say “you have not installed WP yet” ? Strange…

    How about a link to your site?

    Well, my suggestion is that you go into your database, and drop all of the tables. Wipe out any trace of WP stuff in the DB. Then, I would delete all of your WP files save for the wp-config.php file, upload all of the WP files, and then try again.
    Something is in your DB and messing the whole thing up, I’m almost sure of it.
    If your DB is shared with other applications, be sure to ONLY drop the WP tables (prefixed by wp_ or a custom prefix that you defined in your wp-config.php file.) If the WP tables are the only tables in the DB, and you have no posts or other things you wish to save, then it’s safe to go ahead and drop the tables. Otherwise backup the table first and then drop everything, and go from there.

    It is very odd. If I were you I’d delete everything from the server and I’d try a new install (WARNING: without going to the …/blog address before having it installed!).
    Do you have a MySQL database?

    ok ill try removing everything and starting again, yeh i have MySQL database, as I have a 4images set up
    i used the same username and pw as i do for that, is that right? its just my ftp username and pw

    If you have one single DB then yes, you have to use the same username and pw as for the other installation. Whether it’s the same as for the ftp … that varies from host to host (but if it worked for the 4images, use them here, too).
    Good luck!

    took down everything, put it back up, still does the same thing 🙁

    You dropped everything out of the DB so that there were no tables at all?

    what does that mean? i just deleted all the wp files from my site and uploaded them again. In my webspace/ftp thing there is nowhere i can actually see whats goin on, i just get folders. i dont have that Cpanel thing people on this forum talk about which is why its so difficult. hmm so confused :S

    Do you have Myphpadmin? or any other tool for your DB?

    oops, I meant phpMyAdmin!

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