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Learning More: Installing WordPress

  • WordPress is very easy to install with it’s Famous 5 Minute Installation, but sometimes you need a little more help understanding what is being asked and how to go about providing the right information.

    Installing WordPress is an article in the WordPress Codex that will take you step-by-step through the process, covering:

    * Things to Know Before You Begin Installing WordPress
    * Detailed Installation Instructions
    * Common Installation Problems
    * Foreign Languages Installations
    * How to Install Multiple Blogs

    The WordPress Codex features several hundred articles with information on how to use, modify, and customize WordPress. Take a few minutes to stop in and see what amazing articles and resources WordPress Community volunteers have donated to help WordPress users learn more.

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  • How to create 2 blogs under ONE domain? Should I install WordPress 2 times under different directory?

    peter_dnt: yes, that’s the easiest option. Installing Multiple Blogs has more details on other options.

    I have installed WordPress, but every time I try to log in it just blanks the fields and doesn’t go anywhere. I have changed the password twice…no luck. Did I forget something upon install?

    Joshuart: can you give us some more details about your configuration(s)? What server platform are you using?

    Do you have access to the web server error logs? If so, is there anything of note in there?

    I have sent a message to BlueDomino asking about the server platform. As for the error log, it is empty.

    My account is on a Unix server. What else do you need to know?

    PHP Version, mysql version, specific platform (unix can be very vague, its like saying I drive a ford, “well, what model, what year”). WordPress version, webserver/version, anything else that might be relavent.

    anytime I try to go the next stept after changing the config andtrying to follow the link “Launch /wp-admin/install.php in your browser. This should setup the tables needed for your blog.” I get this kind of information…

    “hide_errors(); $installed = $wpdb->get_results(“SELECT * FROM $wpdb->users”); if ($installed) die(__(‘
    Already Installed

    You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.
    ‘) . ”); $wpdb->show_errors(); switch($step) { case 0: ?>

    ReadMe documentation at your leisure.’), ‘../readme.html’); ?>”

    I DID clear anything up – from the server, as well as from the pc but it didn’t make any difference. the created password is also lillte strange with signs like %&$…

    What is wrong? I installed php and mysql

    So, is this on a hosting server or on your PC? If on a server why to install php and mysql?

    erm… because it didn’t work without these stuff and I thought I need these progs?

    As fas as I see I get these “messages” opening the file on the pc and a “data noch found” on the server

    Except the wp-config.php you don’t have open any file on your pc before install. For that use a plain text editor.
    Then follow the instructions for installation:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page > see Installation
    There is also a German WP site for support:
    http://www.wordpress.de

    I opened the wp-config-sample.php with the normal windows editor and changed it with “save under” wp-config.php

    then I uploaded everything and there the trouble was

    What do you call “normal windows editor”? Word? Don’t use Word, use Notepad.

    that’s what I did

    well – surely but definetly I am getting rellay crazy… *arghh*

    now i come to the terms that firefox doesn’t show me anymore all these strange signs and symbols but a clear text, which says:

    “This either means that the username and password information in your wp-config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost. This could mean your host’s database server is down.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?
    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?
    * Are you sure that the database server is running?”

    well – really stupid question – where can I modify the passwort or do something about it to get it started?

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