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  • Hi, Can anyone help me?

    im setting up a brand new blog but im having trouble. I have transfered everything to my site via ftp but cannot connect to the install page. I have created the database already and have checked the info in the file in the wordpress files.

    I get this error page.

    define(‘WP_INSTALLING’, true);
    if (!file_exists(‘../wp-config.php’)) {
    wp_die(“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.”, “WordPress › Error”);


    if (isset($_GET[‘step’]))
    $step = $_GET[‘step’];
    $step = 0;
    function display_header(){
    header( ‘Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8’ );
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “”>
    <html xmlns=”” <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
    <meta http-equiv=”Content-Type” content=”text/html; charset=utf-8″ />
    <title><?php _e(‘WordPress › Installation’); ?></title>
    <?php wp_admin_css( ‘css/install’ ); ?>
    <h1 id=”logo”><img alt=”WordPress” src=”images/wordpress-logo.png” /></h1>

    }//end function display_header();

    // Let’s check to make sure WP isn’t already installed.
    if ( is_blog_installed() ) {display_header(); die(‘<h1>’.__(‘Already Installed’).'</h1><p>’.__(‘You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.’).'</p></body></html>’);}

    switch($step) {
    case 0:
    case 1: // in case people are directly linking to this
    <h1><?php _e(‘Welcome’); ?></h1>
    <p><?php printf(__(‘Welcome to the famous five minute WordPress installation process! You may want to browse the ReadMe documentation at your leisure. Otherwise, just fill in the information below and you\’ll be on your way to using the most extendable and powerful personal publishing platform in the world.’), ‘../readme.html’); ?></p>
    <!–<h2 class=”step”><?php _e(‘First Step »’); ?></h2>–>

    <h1><?php _e(‘Information needed’); ?></h1>
    <p><?php _e(“Please provide the following information. Don’t worry, you can always change these settings later.”); ?></p>

    <form id=”setup” method=”post” action=”install.php?step=2″>
    <table width=”100%”>
    <th width=”33%”><?php _e(‘Blog title:’); ?></th>
    <td><input name=”weblog_title” type=”text” id=”weblog_title” size=”25″ /></td>
    <th><?php _e(‘Your e-mail:’); ?></th>
    <td><input name=”admin_email” type=”text” id=”admin_email” size=”25″ /></td>
    <td> </td>
    <td><label><input type=”checkbox” name=”blog_public” value=”1″ checked=”checked” /> <?php _e(‘Allow my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati.’); ?></label></td>
    <p><?php _e(‘Double-check your email address before continuing.’); ?></p>
    <h2 class=”step”><input type=”submit” name=”Submit” value=”<?php _e(‘Install WordPress »’); ?>” /></h2>

    case 2:
    if ( !empty($wpdb->error) )

    // Fill in the data we gathered
    $weblog_title = stripslashes($_POST[‘weblog_title’]);
    $admin_email = stripslashes($_POST[‘admin_email’]);
    $public = (int) $_POST[‘blog_public’];
    // check e-mail address
    if (empty($admin_email)) {
    // TODO: poka-yoke
    die(__(“ERROR: you must provide an e-mail address”));
    } else if (!is_email($admin_email)) {
    // TODO: poka-yoke
    die(__(‘ERROR: that isn\’t a valid e-mail address. E-mail addresses look like:‘));

    $result = wp_install($weblog_title, ‘admin’, $admin_email, $public);
    extract($result, EXTR_SKIP);

    <h1><?php _e(‘Success!’); ?></h1>

    <p><?php printf(__(‘WordPress has been installed. Now you can log in with the usernameadmin” and password%2$s“.’), ‘../wp-login.php’, $password); ?></p>
    <p><?php _e(‘Note that password carefully! It is a random password that was generated just for you.’); ?></p>

    <dt><?php _e(‘Username’); ?></dt>
    <dt><?php _e(‘Password’); ?></dt>
    <dd><?php echo $password; ?></dd>
    <dt><?php _e(‘Login address’); ?></dt>
    <p><?php _e(‘Were you expecting more steps? Sorry to disappoint. :)’); ?></p>


    <p id=”footer”><?php _e(‘WordPress, personal publishing platform.’); ?></p>

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  • Jeremy Clark



    If your seeing all that code then you don’t have your server setup correctly. PHP isn’t working. You’ll need to do some more research on server setup.

    does anyone know how to correct php setup… or where to look for info

    Jeremy Clark



    Google is your friend. This really isn’t a server setup forum and as such this topic is closed.

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