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  • Lorelle


    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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  • skippy



    It won’t really hurt anything to run install.php through the IP address; but you won’t be able to do much once it’s installed because all the generated links will reference the domain name.

    I’d say wait until the domain name propogates.


    I get the “Error establishing a database connection

    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. ” error message.
    Guys from the IRC chanell tried to help me but no rezults:
    -here is the wp-config.php file:
    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘SAVEFULGA_lx_ro’); // The name of the database
    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘SAVEFULGA_lx_ro’); // Your MySQL username
    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”); // …and password
    define(‘DB_HOST’, localhost); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value
    -on host) it says
    mysql database name: NAME_lx_ro
    mysql database login username: NAME_lx_ro
    mysql database login password: the password u choose when u signed in
    mysql database host name: localhost
    Can anyone tell what’s wrong?I would really aprrecite anyone’s help,thank u!

    In reading the 5 Minute installation, I am a little confused about installing on my server. Here is what I want to do:

    Web Site:
    Blog site:

    Now, I would like to have WordPress in its own directory, (/WordPress), but the way I read the instruction, It should be installed in the (/blog) directory.

    The directory tree would look something like this:

    etc. . .

    If I install in a /WordPress Directory, will it work? Or, do I need to install in the /blog directory?

    Thanks in advance. Just starting with WordPress and I’m excited to do so. Any and ALL hep APPRECIATED.


    Moderator James Huff


    Volunteer Moderator 🚀

    You can install it in any directory that you would like to. /blog is just an example. More info:

    Is the “SAVEFULGA” your user name on the website?
    Do you have any admin interface – like cPanel or similar – to interact with your site?

    Thank you.

    Hey, here’s the answer to the bluedomino guy: bluedomino doesn’t use localhost. Change your config to say, and it’ll install.

    Then you’ll get to where I am, which is where it gives you a username and password, and when you try to login to wordpress with it, it just wipes the username/password screen, and sends me
    to <blogdir>/wp-login.php?redirect_to=%2Fspiveyscorner%2Fwp-admin%2Findex.php
    which, instead of redirecting me to the admin page, just blanks out
    the username & password boxes.

    Also, wp-config.php is a blank page now, after I installed. Any suggestions?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    When you say “wp-config.php is a blank page now” what do you mean ? Viewed through a browser, that file will always be blank.

    As for the redirect, have you checked that everything uploaded correctly ?
    Are you hosted on a Windows server ?
    If after it redirects you, if you manually edit the url to be
    <blogdir>wp-admin/post.php what happens ?


    thanks for the fast response!

    If you want to take a look, I’ll post the password here, and change it after you’re done poking around.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    I removed the pw.

    To answer my question, no I can’t get to /post.php

    One thing to try is changing your password. Have you tried that ?
    You can do that by clicking where it says, and there is also a guide here:

    Yeah, it’s been changed once, and that didn’t do it.

    Have you seen this before? Where should I go from here?

    As a side note, if you enter the password incorrectly, it tell you it’s wrong. If you enter it correctly, it accepts it (I assume) and tries to redirect you to the admin page, but it doesn’t make it there

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    We have seen this before, but not for a long time 🙂

    Have you checked that all the files have been uploaded correctly and that none have a filesize of 0 ?

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