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  • Hi, all.

    I am administering a WordPress site that was set up for an organisation before I took it over.

    Now, I’m implementing WordPress at another site and the “5 minute” installation is not as much of a breeze as I thought.

    == Issues and Background ==

    (1) The web site hosting service seems to bury the ‘actual’ site several layers down.

    The error message from running wp-install.php illustrates this:

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected $end in D:\clients\\\\wordpress\wp-settings.php on line 188

    (2) I have tried:
    a. leaving the MYSQL database address in the wp-config.php file as ‘localhost’;
    b. putting the ‘actual’ address in rather than leaving as ‘localhost’ (as ‘’ where the numbers are examples!); and,
    c. I’ve also tried putting the port number in (as ‘’ where the numbers are examples!);
    And, no attempt seems to make any difference.

    (3) I have done all this several times over from several computers running various browsers and operating systems.

    == Request ==

    Clues would be helpful, and faithfully tried.

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  • Sounds like your wp-settings.php file is incomplete or corrupt. You may want to try deleting/re-uploading (everything except wp-config.php).

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