Yes, this is a basic question, but I have been gone numb, even with the help of the great people on this site, trying to figure out why my php code isn’t running, and in an interest of saving time, I am wanting to start over.
WP was installed by Godaddy, and I want to install it myself. All I see on the applications page on Godaddy are install options. What do I need to do to move this forward?
If you installed with the godaddy apps one-click install then there was a remove function there…at least there use to be.
But you could just delete the database and delete the folders holding WordPress (use FTP for that).
all I do is delete all the files (with godaddy’s file manager, or ftp if you prefer)….. I have WP installed in a directory called wordpress, so I just deleted the entire directory.
Also, if you are trying to totally get things clean, you can delete the associated database in godaddy’s database area.
Then to reinstall, creat a new database in godaddy’s database area, then follow the directions to manually install….
This is for a thorough, drastic redo of WP….. you don’t necessarily need to delete and start new with the DB, you can link the new WP install to the old DB with some effort. It all depends on your needs.
Also, you may not need to manually install WP, it’s just that it’s not that hard to do, and I’ve had some flaky behaviour with godaddy’s auto install, so I prefer to stay manual now
Thanks guys. I have deleted the files, and am in the process of deleting the database. Overkill? perhaps yes, but I want a clean slate all the way around.
This has me freaked out, as to why WP would be like this, having done many uneventful installs. For a couple of more minutes, as opposed to the hours I have spent trying to troubleshoot is a small investment in time. This will all work out in the end though.
Still no luck. I completely reinstalled everything, and even without installing any plugins or themes, I am getting the same thing.
To further detail this, I, for example am running the php code:
and see ?> on the screen. This is perplexing.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
hmm…I really hope we haven’t over-complicated this
You are putting that php code into a file? and accessing the file from your browser? Or you are trying to insert php code into a page/post from inside the WP admin area?
The code is in the page. The reason that I have done it this way is that the same code works beautifully in another site that I put together last month, in the page itself. Is there a better way to do this, as in putting the php code in an external file?
And yes, I have been accused of over-complicating things, but I think I am on target here.
I was referring to over complicating things in trying to help you, I hope I haven’t led you astray.
The other site you used the code in was also wordpress?
When you say
The code is in the page.
I need to understand specifically. It’s not in your theme? Or within a template….but rather you have put it into the page editor that is part of wordpress correct?
The reason I’m trying to very specifically understand is that WordPress does not parse php code inserted into pages/posts through the editor….. it needs to be through a template, or I bel;ieve there are plugins that allow for php within page/post from the editor
I apologize if I misunderstood your statement about over complicating this.
The steps I took to get where I am are:
– Go to the admin page
– Go to Page – Edit, then Add New
– Name the page, add the code, then Publish.
It looks as though WP is trying to read the code as say a web browser reads a text file; it just dumps everything after the <? onto the page.
The point of this code is to pull links out of a db, to display about 80 picture onto a web page. I could create 80 pages and be done, but want to be more dynamic.
This whole thing should have taken an hour to put together, but the code is being fussy.
OMG, I am so sorry that I took up your time on this. In looking at the plugins on the site where this code does work, there is a plugin called EXEC-PHP, that runs php code in the pages. Duh! WTF was I thinking.
I think I am going to spray paint this info on the wall. I prefer the plugins to manually coding this, as I am often uncomfortable hacking some of this. The plugins make this so much easier.
Thank you so much again, and we are now good. Time to go get a drink while I watch the 6-12 inches of snow we are supposed to get here in Chicago.
Glad we got it sorted….even though we took the scenic route…. 🙂
Enjoy yer drink…I’m ’bout to drive a hundred miles through the same fluffy stuff in Ohio
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