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  • Hi everyone, I am trying to install WP on my localhost and I get this error message when I attempt to start-up WP:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’); // Your MySQL username define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘nnnnnnnn’); // …and password define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function wp() in C:\wamp\www\wordPress\wp-blog-header.php on line 15

    this is wp-blog-header.php:


    if (! isset($wp_did_header)):
    if ( !file_exists( dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/wp-config.php’) ) {
    if ( strstr( $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’], ‘wp-admin’) ) $path = ”;
    else $path = ‘wp-admin/’;
    die(“There doesn’t seem to be a 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.”);

    $wp_did_header = true;

    require_once( dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/wp-config.php’);


    require_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . ‘/template-loader.php’);



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  • don’t just double-click on index.php. You need to run it from your browser!

    http://localhost/wordpress/install.php or whereever you put it.

    thanks, HandySolo for your reply, but it is the case that I am running it from a my firefox browser…

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Do you actually see that code in the browser?
    If so, the file upload went wrong.
    You need to delete the files and do the upload again making sure that you are using a proper ftp program (not IE for instance) and that the files are uploaded in ASCII mode.

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