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  • I’m putting WordPress on an already existing website. I’m using a slightly older version because the host hasn’t updated their version of My SQL. When I try to run the install script, I get a blank page. I tried making a different database and user, and updated the wp-config file with the new information, but I get the same result. What do I do?

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  • I’ve had some similar issues with, but adding this to my php.ini file did the trick:
    AddHandler x-mapp-php5 .php

    Thanks for the tip, micahcooksey, but it didn’t work.

    I’m going to buy separate hosting for the blog. I’ve used this host before and I know for sure it will work there.

    Any other ideas? I have the exact same problem. The first install page works fine, but after a long time the address bar says:
    but the screen is blank.
    Curiously, the file wp-config.php is not created, which it seems it should be at this point.

    Mike here, answering my own question. The answer turned out to be in the hostname. I was using ‘localhost’ as the form suggested. The correct answer for my environment was ‘’. I’m using EasyPHP on a Vista computer, if that means anything. Obviously, “localhost” and “” should be equivalent, but they’re not on my system, and I’m not in a real hurry to find out why. Still, you’d think the install program would come up with an error instead of the mysterious blank screen.

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