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  • Hello, I hope someone can help. I am trying to install 2.9.1 on my shared hosting at (linux obviously). Here is what’s happening:

    It creates a wp-config.php for me no prob, I get to the screen that says “Run the install” then when i press that button I get this:

    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare add_link() (previously declared in /full server path removed by me/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php:17) in /full server path removed by me/wp-admin/includes/bookmark.php on line 289

    Help! What should I do, I have never had a problem installing WordPress before. I had a look at line 289 of bookmark.php and all it has on it is a asterisk *

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  • Moderator Mark Ratledge


    Forum Moderator

    Reupload your wp-admin folder in case some files didn’t fully upload.

    And add the following line to your .htaccess file in the root directory of your WP install. If you don’t already have an .htaccess file, make one with your FTP client.

    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php

    Thank you, I will give that a try and let you know if it worked.

    Yes that worked, it must have been something going on with a missing file or something. Thanks very much!

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