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  • I’m not exactly new to WP, having already designed a site for a customer two months ago. I loved it and decided to transfer my whole blog (Frontpage). I was at the point of making the switch when version 1.2 arrived. So now I am attempting to install version 1.2. If someone could give a hand… Here’s the situation:
    (1) I edited the wp-config-sample.php to these settings, which I then saved to wp-config.php
    (‘DB_NAME’, ‘jpierre_wrdp3’);
    (‘DB_USER’, ‘jpierre_’);
    (‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘mypassword’); //
    (‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);
    (2) I uploaded everything in a subfolder of my public_html named …/wp.
    (3) I then tried to launch install.php, which is in the …/wp-admin. What I got is:
    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.”);
    if (isset($_GET[‘step’]))
    $step = $_GET[‘step’];
    $step = 0;?>
    (4) It also says that I appear to have WP already installed, which is true, though in the 1.0.2 version and in another folder.
    (5) From there, the install.php page would not start the step 1.
    I am asking for help because I don’t have the slightest idea of where to go from now. So…

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  • Since you have an older version of wordpress installed already, you should run the upgrade.php file instead. This will update your database.

    Perhaps, though given that it’s in a different folder it shoudn’t matter. I don’t think it’s the main problem. The thing is, it doesn’t seem to SEE the wp-config.php that it needs. I really am at a loss. Put in its most general expression, I CAN’T INSTALL. Help!

    OK. Everything is fine now. I followed Cena’s suggestion from another thread: entering by hand the full address in the browser, rather than trying to access the file on my host’s cPanel.

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