Learning More: Installing WordPress (67 posts)

  1. bulle
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I had gone through the 5 minute installation but was receiving an error notice because i had inadvertantly placed a 'space' after <?php...

    SO - i deleted all the wordpress files from my server, fixed the error, and reloaded all the files...

    My problem is this : when i go to "wp-admin/install.php"
    I get a message stating that I have already installed wordpress (even though i have deleted ALL the files twice now..) and i don't know what to do next..

    i.e. i have not done ANY set up .. of db tables / gotten a password / etc .. so it tells me that it's installed, but i can't DO ANYTHING with it!

    sorry if this q is stupid - this is my first attempt @ any sort of blogging setup..
    please advise..

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You have 2 choices:

    1. Use phpmyadmin, go to the database and drop the existing tables.
    2. open the file 'wp-config.php' and find the line:
    $table_prefix = 'wp_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'

    Change that to:
    $table_prefix = 'theblog_'; // example: 'wp_' or 'b2' or 'mylogin_'
    save and reupload.

    Either way is fine :)

  3. bulle
    Posted 10 years ago #

    podz - you rock

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just shove a wedge under my left foot ;)

  5. tweetylover8402
    Posted 10 years ago #

    *sigh* first time installer....


    I changed the wp-config.php file, but apparently not correctly. Any advice would be helpful. TY

    --Clueless in Nebraska

  6. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Your files have not been uploaded correctly.
    This css file:
    should be here

    See the /wp-admin/ additions ?

    Keep wp-config.php
    delete everything else
    Unzip another wp download, but this time make it keep the folder / directory structure.
    You should end up with 4 folders and a bunch of files.
    Uplad them just like that and things should be better.

  7. tweetylover8402
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for your reply, podz. I got it. I wasn't keeping the folder structure in unzipping the file. That was my problem.

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