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  1. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there a tutorial for this? So far I can't do anything that even resembles the functions of a website. I mostly get "Ooops Chrome cannot find wp". Thanks!

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you have WP installed? What's your site URL?

    Have you seen -

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Getting_Started_with_WordPress

  3. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, my site url is: http://www.jeffs60s.com/wp/wordpress/

    I use core ftp, running windows 7 64-bit.

    I'm hoping I have wp installed. It's been a real monster to get done. I really know nothing about this, but I'm going to have to learn it very soon. I built this site as a sort of "learn as I go" thing. I get error messages from Chrome and Firefox whenever I try to upload anything. I've even dragged photos into the ftp, but they don't show up when I try to upload from there. If I have access to my admin dashboard, does that mean it's installed? How will I know? Thnanks!

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Looks like it's installed, yes. Try logging in here:

    http://www.jeffs60s.com/wp/wordpress/wp-login.php

    If you can't upload anything in the Dashboard (not FTP), have you checked the file permissions on the server?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  5. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    My file permissions are at 755. Should they be 744?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Files or folders? Files should be 644. Folders should be 755.

  7. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The folders are at 755. what files need to be set? Is there a certain file in each directory?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Files should be 644.

  9. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    What I mean, is there a certain single file, ie "congig.php" in each directory, or is it all of the files in each directory? They're mostly all set to 644.

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A single file for what? All files should be 644.

  11. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I set up an online store, a certain file in each directory needed to be changed to 644. If I open a directory in wordpress, there are many files. Would I have to open each one and change each permission level? there is a config file with permission at 666. I would have to open every file in every directory to see if if has the right permission? I wanted to do wordpress because it was supposed to be easy for the average user.

  12. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Which ecommerce plugin are you using?

  13. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry, I was referring to a different db when I mentioned the online store, the store has nothing to do with what I'm doing with wordpress. I figured out the permissions level, so I'm good there now. Still, nothing works. I can't make any changes to a theme. I'm using theme twenty-seven, and I deleted all the images out of the folder because I didn't want to use them. Next, I replaced them with one image-in the same exact folder. Now, nothing works.

  14. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ooops, correction: I'm using twenty eleven theme.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't make any changes to a theme.

    You need to change the permissions on the files in just that theme's folder to to 766. If you still have problems, try 767, 775 or 777.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme itself. First create a child theme for your changes.

  17. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do not edit the Twenty Eleven theme itself. Too late for that. So I changed the theme permission to 766, nothing.
    I get the same "Oops Google Chrome could not find wp"

  18. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - re-uploading all files & folders - except the wp-content folder and wp-config.php & root .htaccess files - from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones.

  19. darklite
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I appreciate all the help, but this is extremely frustrating. Please forgive me, I'm not a beginner with html or css, or building websites on notepad, but with this, I am an absolute beginner! :) I think I'm stupid and need to go pound nails for awhile :)

    I used opencart for my store, and it was a no-brainer compared to this. Why is wordpress supposed to be so easy for the average user? I keep getting locked out of the admin, changed my password 3x already, and I can guarantee that the average user will know nothing about permissions. I might try the default theme, but if I upgrade the verison 3.7 of wp, will I be going through all of this all over again?

  20. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why are you using an old copy of WordPress? Were you aware that your site is currently running a very real risk of being hacked (if it hasn't been already)? You need to upgrade WordPress asap.

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