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    I’m trying to migrate my site from to and cannot for the life of me figure out how to install wordpress.

    I set up hosting with Laughing Squid, I’ve had my domain name set, and I’m going through the installation on both and Laughing Squid and nothing is working. The step below is not working. Are there visual step by step instructions somewhere? Something a person with toddler-level web abilities can understand? A phone number I can call to get walked through it? Anything?

    Open wp-admin/install.php in your browser. It will take you through the process to set up a wp-config.php file with your database connection details.

    If for some reason this doesn’t work, don’t worry. It doesn’t work on all web hosts. Open up wp-config-sample.php with a text editor like WordPad or similar and fill in your database connection details.
    Save the file as wp-config.php and upload it.

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  • The step below is not working.

    Are you unable to access the page? Or is there some other error message?

    I’m not 100% how I should be accessing this page.

    It says open in your browser – which it won’t do. Nothing comes up in a browser. It opens in Dreamweaver, which gets me nowhere.

    What exactly am I doing wrong?

    Have you uploaded the files to Laughing Squid yet?

    Do that, then visit in your browser. Replace the ‘’ bit with whatever your domain name is.

    I uploaded all the files.

    When I go to I get an error 404 page on my current site.

    It sounds like your domain is still pointed at your old site, rather than at your new self-hosted WordPress site on Laughing Squid.

    You’ll have to either point the domain at your new server, or access the new server directly via IP address.

    Can you reach a normal HTML page with your domain name?

    Your domain name may not be pointing to the server yet. It takes about 48 hours or so to propagate through the internet’s DNS servers.

    If you can access a normal HTML page, then check where you uploaded the files to. If they’re in a subfolder, you’ll need to use a slightly different address to access them. For e.g., assuming you put the files into a subfolder named wordpress.

    when I visit your domain I still see the GoDaddy parked page. This usually means that you have not updated the nameservers to point your domain to your hosting account OR you have recently changed the nameservers and it’s still within propagation. Propagation can take up to 24 to 48 hours to take effect.

    Thanks for the help fonglh, kionae and Tim S

    Ok, so the nameservers should be all set and all files are uploaded and I’m still getting a 404 error.

    I’m using Filezilla and the install file should be here: /

    I followed the directions for setting up the wp-config.php file perfectly. Not really sure what I’m messing up here.

    Any ideas?

    When I try to access your domain, it appears there’s no files up there whatsoever. Where did you upload the files? What is the path to the files?

    I uploaded them to the ftp site given to me from my laughing squid hosting site. So, when I open the file from there I get a wordpress error:
    Error: PHP is not running

    My hosting page says that PHP is enabled… Is there anywhere else it could be turned off that I should check?

    Contact your host. If you’re getting a php is not running error, its something they can help you resolve.

    Ok, success! I got WordPress up and imported most of my old posts correctly.

    However – I lost the awesome theme I had purchased on the site. Is there any way to get that back?




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    Have you tried looking for it on

    I found the theme on Woo Themes, but do I have to buy it again?
    I can’t just move it from my old site?

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