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  • First time this happened in over a year of running several WP sites. When I checked my site this morning I got the above message.

    Obviously I did not click on install.php and was able to get into the site through the admin panel – clicked on view site and it works perfectly.

    Problem is if someone else had of clicked on the install.php…

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  • Well, you can delete install.php once WordPress is installed, so at least there’s no danger of someone else clicking on it if that message shows up again.

    Yeah thanks I have already done that – its just strange that this has all of a sudden happened… I will also check with my host.



    This is creepy…

    I’ve just gotten the exact same message this afternoon on an installation of WP I’ve been working on for more than a month.

    Only I can’t get in through the admin panel. Any link I try gives me the same message.

    Unfortunately, some other folks were inputting data, so I wonder if they did something they weren’t supposed to?



    UPDATE: Has anyone actually identified this problem? I see it on several threads, and always there’s some “solution” someone appears to discover or thinks might be responsible, and most of the threads are not resolved.

    When I checked the phpMyAdmin at my host, it said the database was empty. The host support staff also told me they had no backups and no record of anything that might have been done to make the database disappear.

    So is this the result of some kind of auto-updating that hosts do (one suggestion on a thread here), that databases go away for a while and then come back? Is it the sign of a bad host?

    Any help, please?! I nearly gnawed all my fingernails to the nub thinking about the work that seemed to have been lost.


    I am having the exact same issue.

    Any feedback?

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