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  • I have WordPress all set up, can log in, and go to my blog by opening localhost/wp.php in IE.
    But there are none of the buttons that are described here –
    For instance, “Now it’s time to start writing! Click on the ‘Write’ Menu option. What’s displayed is your Editing Area (follow that link for a more complete description of what’s shown). “
    I have no menu, much less a Write option.
    This is tantalizing. Please help a totally new and confused blogger. (My blog is set up on my own pc, not on the web).

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  • Didn’t mean to be anonymous.

    A few more details about my setup.
    Apache 2
    MySql 4
    All running on my own PC.
    All the wordpress files and subdirectories have been copied into C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs

    I log in to my WordPress as admin with the assigned password – but with no menu or options, I can’t do a thing.

    Mark (podz)


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    opening localhost/wp.php ?
    wp-login.php should take you to wp-admin/wp-post.php

    Ah! Thank you, podz.
    It doesn’t exactly take me anywhere – “Back to my blog” takes me to my index.html.
    You lead me to think that WordPress doesn’t know where to find its files. When I downloaded it I installed it in C:\wordpress, but the working files are in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs.
    I’m away from home right now, but when I get home I’m going to try to figure out how and where it sets its base directory, and if necessary I will reinstall it.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Check the wp_options table – that is where site_url is set.

    Hmmm. I don’t remember much SQL, so rather than create a query, I dropped the wordpress database, then re-created it, and flushed it.
    Then I ran localhost/wp-admin/install.php.
    When it asked for the host, it had guessed http://localhost. I left that.
    It completed the installation with no problem.
    Then I logged in as admin.
    It still didn’t take me to wp-admin/post.php.
    It took me to “Index of /wp-admin”, where the url in the address bar was http://localhost/wp-admin/
    I had removed all WordPress files that weren’t in C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\htdocs. That didn’t help.
    Desperation is setting in. I’m going to unzip the again.
    What could the trouble be?

    That Anonymous was me.

    Is it possible that WordPress is not compatible with Apache 2?
    Should I install Apache 1?

    I’ve now experimented with various locations for the wordpress files.
    changing the Apache DocumentRoot each time, and doing a clean reinstall each time.
    It makes no difference, the result is always the same. Log in as admin, it takes me to index of /wp-admin
    If I open http://localhost/index.php then I get a blog page, but with no menu.
    I’m defeated.

    I now think the problem may be in wp-login.php
    if (0 == $user->user_level) {
    $redirect_to = get_settings(‘siteurl’) . ‘/wp-admin/profile.php’;
    It seems possible that the ‘admin’ user isn’t getting $user->user_level set to 0.
    This evening I’m going to try a few hacks.

    I solved this. Stupid user error.
    I thought /wp-admin/wp-admin/ was an unzipping error (as does sometimes happen).
    So I deleted the nested wp-admin folder without bothering to look what was in it.
    Of course, what was in it was essentially the whole blog gui. 🙁

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