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  • petrazrnikova


    I´m trying to solve 500 error. I downloaded WP again. But still cannot see wp-config.php. The only I see is wp-config-sample.php

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  • staartmees


    wp-config.php is created during the install process. The sample is there if you want to config manually.

    Check your PHP error log in order to properly solve 500 errors. As for WP-config file, you can simply create it separately and it would work like a charm regardless.


    I have also a similar problem. I think I was hacked so I installed Wordfence. By checking it I must have accidentally deleted my config.php So when I tried to check If my site (after working with wordfence) was OK I found the typical 5 minutes installation.

    All my old content is still there bu I don’t have an old config.php bakcup. My fear is, will I loose it if I go on with the installation? how could I restore it?

    Thank You,

    Jose Pedro

    Well, finally I copied config.php from another mirror installation I have. Changed database name to the one I have in my server /cpanel also changed user password and I’m in again.

    However the question still remains. How coudl I have recovered it? I guess my old installation wouldn’t be lost since I could give a new db name in the 5 min installation. But what would happen if I gave my old db name? Would all tables been recreated?

    Jose Pedro

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