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install.php does not seem to create users (11 posts)

  1. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everyone,

    I tried to install wordpress on my local computer, using wampserver. I followed the steps of the tutorial starting with extracting wordpress, creating the database and user, granting rights, and creating the config.php file.

    I then launch install.php.

    The script seems to install properly all the table of the database (so I guess there's no error in my config file) but fail to create a user.

    The message I should get, something like "installation done, did you expect more steps?" does not appear, and I only get the header wordpress.

    When I refresh the page, install.php tells me wordpress is already install. I then click on "log in", try to login, and fail to log in. When I try to display wp_users and wp_usermeta, it shows 0 recording!

    FYI, I used the most simple login/password : wordpress/wordpress.

    (i) do any one know from where the problem could come?
    (ii) is there any means to create manually an user, just to get started, using phpmyadmin?

    Thanks a lot.

  2. Brad Markle
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are there any errors logged in a file named error_log?

    Also, do you know how to use something like phpMyAdmin to see your database? Do you see anything in the users table?

  3. Brad Markle
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi banania, have you been able to make any progress on this issue?

  4. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi imh_brad !

    Hmm, no I haven't been able yet to address the issue, as I'm on professional duty today and tomorrow in Holland.

    I can't answer your first question (by the way did you mean the error_log of wampserver? or is there and error_log in the wordpress folder?)

    To your second question: yes I know phpmyadmin (and SQL by the way), and I checkes both the users and usermeta table : it seems that wordpress installation record any user in there!

    Maybe I could do it "manually" but, when I tried to insert a record in user table, I did not know what to put in "key activation" field and "status" field.

  5. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    God! My message is not very clear.

    I meant :
    -"checked" not "checkes"
    -"no user" and not "any user"

    I can't answer your first question because my personal computer is at home.

    And I forgot to thank you for your help (preventively :P). Sorry for being rude! :)

  6. Brad Markle
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi banania. I created a wordpress user for testing on my account. I set the username to newadmin and the password to password. This is what my database reflects:

    user_login: newadmin
    user_pass: $P$BfwAgQDfxBMfOLlXnyYX9sshAo/zy7.
    user_nicename: newadmin
    user_email: you@yourdomain.com
    user_registered: 2011-10-26 12:36:46
    user_status: 0
    display_name: newadmin

    So you can leave the user_activation_key blank and user user_status as 0.

    Give that a try and let us know how it all works out!

  7. banania - You should check the error log of WAMP.

  8. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'll give a try at all that tonight guys, and tell you.

  9. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, I try imh_brad solution, and wordpress just won't log...

    I then uninstall wp, re-run the install, and try to check at the error log as Ipstenu suggested : the wampserver error log was empty.

  10. Brad Markle
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi banania,

    Our of curiosity, if you check your wordpress tables, are any of the other tables empty?

    When you went through the install, did you use any username/passwords with special characters / encoding / long length? You may want to try another install with short and basic user / pass combination (just for testing)

  11. banania
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Answer to your first question : only the "wp_options" table have 96 lines, all the other ones are empty

    Answer to your second question : no, I used something like user:wordpress, login:wordpress


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