Support » Installing WordPress » Installation – no wp-config.php file, but there is one.

  • Resolved sarajayne2002


    I just installed and went to the install.php and I am getting the following message.

    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 file is there and is correctly coded for my database. When I choose the web interface it gives me this message:

    The file ‘wp-config.php’ already exists. If you need to reset any of the configuration items in this file, please delete it first. You may try installing now.

    When I choose the installing now link it takes me back to the first message. Any suggestions?

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  • Mark


    You should be looking for wp-sample-config.php and open that up, change your variables and resave it as wp-config.php and upload that. Is that what you did?

    For more information on this go here:

    Yes that is what I did. I have a new file named wp-config.php with the correct settings but I still get these messages.



    Are the permissions set correctly? Did you change permissions on certain files? How did you go about the installation. Did you use the tar.gz file or the .zip file?

    I used the zip file. As far as I know the permissions are all set to read write execute. I used ftp to upload them just like the installer says.



    Did you upload the PHP files in ASCII? Do you have SHELL access to your server? If you do you may want to try the tar.gz file. Without looking at your setup its hard for me to figure out exactly what your problem may be. My guess is that its probably an ownership issue or something like that. If you want me to look into it further for you email me at encryptdesigns at gmail dot com. Include your username and password (if you feel comfortable doing that) and I can look into more for you 🙂

    Does visiting result in any errors?

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