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  • When I go to the index page, it gives me:
    [It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php]
    And when I “Try running install.php” the page comes up, but it is blank.

    I set up my config file and uploaded it with everything else. However, I didn’t know what to do with this part: define ('WPLANG', ''); I didn’t put in a language, because I was hoping it would default to English. Is this my problem? I can’t find documentation or forum reference to this.

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  • Moderator James Huff


    OK, read those. And I even understand some of it.

    phpinfo gives me this :
    Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) PHP/4.3.10 mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7d

    and MySQL is API version 4.0.18

    and loaded modules includes: mod_rewrite

    I have been running phpbb without any trouble for many moons. I have WordPress installed thusly:

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Check the details in wp-config.php again, access your blog’s wp-admin/install.php again.

    With what we have here, it is difficult to guess at why it isn’t installed 🙂

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    php 4.3.10

    From looking at your blank install.php, I’d say that the problem lies in the fact that the host is running this version of 4.3.10

    podz: What version would work? The documentation sez: PHP version 4.1 or higher

    2fargon: here is my wp-config.php (with comments taken out – and my MySQL details, of course)
    define("DB_NAME", "db_MySQL settings");
    define("DB_USER", "MySQL settings");
    define("DB_PASSWORD", "MySQL settings");
    define("DB_HOST", "localhost");
    $table_prefix = "wp_";
    define ("WPLANG", "");
    $server = DB_HOST;
    $loginsql = DB_USER;
    $passsql = DB_PASSWORD;
    $base = DB_NAME;
    define("ABSPATH", dirname(__FILE__)."/");

    Anything wrong here? Do I need to specify a WPLANG?

    Moderator James Huff


    Podz, most of us by now (including myself) are running WordPress on PHP v4.3.10. v4.3.10 was released over a month ago to stop those nasty PHP hacks which were occurring over the holidays. Like the ones affecting phpBB and such.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I stand corrected !

    In that case, what program are you using to move the wordpress files from your computer to the site ?

    I am using Adobe GoLive’s internal Publish to Server FTP to upload files.

    Moderator James Huff


    ICK! GoLive! ::Hiss!:: Trust me, GoLive’s FTP causes more troubles than it’s worth. We have quite a few “bugs” or “issues” reported with the solution usually being to use something to upload your files other than GoLive.

    For other, recommended FTP apps, see these two links:

    OK, I’ll find a better one.

    Should I delete my /blog/ directory and then create the directory again with another FTP client before I re-upload it, or is there more house-cleaning needed before I do that?

    And, thanks everybody…

    Moderator James Huff


    Yeah, since you didn’t make any progress, you might as well start over by deleting the files in the /blog/ directory. Remember to delete all of the files before uploading the new ones. Overwriting files via FTP (using any FTP app) can lead to incomplete transfers.

    Thanks one and all.

    I installed FileZilla, deleted and re-uploaded the whole system (using FileZilla instead of Adobe GoLive FTP) and the rest worked as designed. I am up and running.

    Hope I can get to the place where I can be of use to others…

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