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  • I performed the following:

    I already have WordPress installed in its own folder (i.e.

    Go to the General panel.
    In the box for Site address (URL): changed the address to the root directory’s URL. to:
    Saved Changes.

    Copied index.php from /var/www/wordpress/ to root

    Opend your root directory’s index.php file in a text editor
    Change the following and save the file. Change the line that says:
    to the following, using your directory name for the WordPress core files:

    Logged in site OK.

    However, from the internet the site is still only available at: instead of what I need:

    Any additional sugestions?

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  • Your wordpress should open fine with your domain name but to log in admin panel you need use

    It should but it does not!

    From any browser I have to type: returns the Apache2 “It works page” (the index.html file which is seating in my /www/. If I delete it most likely will return nothing or an error.


    That could be reason as wordpress use index.php file and you have index.html file as well you can only have one index file in folder.
    It must opening index.html instead of index.php rename index.html file.

    I renamed the index.html old-index.html
    Did not fix the problem. Now returns:
    Index of /

    Name Last modified Size Description
    old-index.html 25-Apr-2012 12:12 177
    wordpress/ 25-May-2008 16:33 –
    Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server at Port 80

    It seams to be clear that the system looks at www directory.




    Forum Moderator

    Try adding
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.html index.htm
    to the top of your root .htaccess file.

    I created a file:

    .htaccess in the root directory (no such file existed before)

    NO CHANGE , continues returns list of in /www/

    to be clear:

    WordPress Address (URL)
    Site Address (URL)


    OK, I am ready to reinstall. Is “Famous 5-Minute Install” correct?

    According to it, I should put WordPress files in the root directory (without a wordpress folder), is that correct? Supposedly, this will make Wrdpress respond to:


    I am new too, had some problems with my earlier install but found this tutorial, very helpful. Only problem was the last step did not work but running ‘localhost’ from the WAMP server icon in the taskbar made my localhos work/pop up. I will be trying another install later.



    Forum Moderator

    Is “Famous 5-Minute Install” correct?


    is that correct? Supposedly, this will make Wrdpress respond to:


    Thanks acboy!
    I already know how to install WordPress locally, I have done it almost 50 times in my attempt to install it on my public server. I am trying to install WordPress on my public Ubuntu server and it’s not working!
    Frustration is beginning to takeover!

    There are bizillions of WordPress sites out there which function as expected http://www.domain.XXX and bingo you are there! Somebody out there knows how to do it … I am still looking for that person(s)!!

    Do you have a good link/tutorial for installing WAMP and wordpress?
    This was my first install and I will like to try something that is straight forward. Will appreciate any good links and sources.

    This tutorial is very good and it works exactly the way he describes it:



    Since WordPress will download and tar into a /wordpress/ folder:

    is there o command which I can use to move all the contents of /wordpress/ to /root/?



    Forum Moderator

    Why not just extract the archive, open the wordpress folder and upload its contents rather than the folder itself?

    I apologize, I am quite ignorant of Linux command, here is what I have been doing to get WordPress:

    sudo wget
    tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz
    this will extract all contents into a folder /wordpress/

    The challenge now is to move all the contents of /wordpress/ to /root/
    Could I perhaps say:
    tar -xzvf latest.tar.gz /root/

    Or is this hopeful thinking?

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