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HELP! Can’t view install.php (errors), no luck with installation.

  • I’m trying to install WordPress 1.5.2 on my server (in the public_html/words folder) but I can’t run the words/wp-admin/install.php either from the browser address bar, or from within my FTP program. If I run it from the browser, my error is:

    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.

    The thing is, I installed the WP-CONFIG file in the PUBLIC_HTML folder (above WORDS). Even when it was inside WORDS, and inside WP-ADMIN, there were still problems).

    I also can’t create the WP-CONFIG file through the web interface.

    If I try to access INSTALL.PHP through my FTP, I get this:


    $guessurl = str_replace(‘/wp-admin/install.php?step=2’, ”, ‘http://’ . $_SERVER[‘HTTP_HOST’] . dirname($_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’]) );

    if (isset($_GET[‘step’]))
    $step = $_GET[‘step’];
    $step = 0;
    header( ‘Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8’ );

    $installed = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM $wpdb->users”);
    if ($installed) die(__(‘
    Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.
    ‘) . ”);

    switch($step) {

    case 0:

    ReadMe documentation at your leisure.’), ‘../readme.html’); ?>

    ….plus a whole lot of other (error) gobbledegook.

    I’m not very technically minded with servers and PHP, so the simplest explanation would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much.

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