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[Resolved] New to WP & Unable to Install

  • I’m very new to Word Press, trying to install it as a CMS (using NameCheap webhosting) and I seem to be unable to install it no matter how closely I follow the instructions.

    I threw the files into the root of public_html and tried to navigate to mydomain.com/wp-admin/install.php, which failed because there was no wp-admin folder. Once I figured out the install.php file was in the root of the domain, I tried running mydomain.com/install.php and got the following errors:

    Warning: require_once(/home/MyUser/wp-load.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/MyUser/public_html/install.php on line 36

    Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/home/MyUser/wp-load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/MyUser/public_html/install.php on line 36

    The files listed in the error message do exist in the public_html directory and nothing I’m finding on the support site makes enough sense to me to solve the problem. If anyone could assist me, and be as descriptive in questions / answers as possible, I would appreciate it.

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  • I strongly advise u to upload wp again.

    Actually what i do is this:
    1) download original wp
    2) unzip it
    3) zip it wihout wordpress folder (i mean, i enter wordpress folder select all files and folders there , then zip it)
    4) name it wordpress.zip
    then i run the folowing unziper script, wich unzips alright for me
    then, i change the wp-content chmod to 775, and public_html also

    then acess mysite.com/wp-admin and it does the job ok

    $zip = zip_open("wordpress.zip"); //DEFINE O ARQUIVO A SER ABERTO
    if (is_resource($zip)) {
      while ($zip_entry = zip_read($zip)) {
        $fp = fopen(/.zip_entry_name($zip_entry), "w");
        if (zip_entry_open($zip, $zip_entry, "r")) {
          $buf = zip_entry_read($zip_entry, zip_entry_filesize($zip_entry));
    	  print(zip_entry_name($zip_entry)); //IMPRIME O ARQUIVO ABERTO

    hope it helps

    tell me if it worked for u

    zip it wihout wordpress folder (i mean, i enter wordpress folder select all files and folders there , then zip it)

    I have a problem. I’m not seeing folders in the extracted WordPress stuff. This, I suspect, has been my problem all along. I see plenty of files, but no folders.


    Ignore what I just posted. I just realized my zip program went bonkers and didn’t unzip the files properly. Instead of unzipping to their folder locations, it unzipped everything into a single root folder. And it’s not working properly when I try and force it to the original folders.

    Thank you for the hints. As soon as I fix my zip program (I think it’s corrupted), I’ll try this again.

    Good grief. That was the problem. My zip program was broken and wasn’t unzipping the files to the correct folders.

    Fixed now. Installation ran. Now I just need to figure out how to uninstall so I can use the correct user for creating the database tables.

    Thank you for your assistance.

    thats easy
    delete all files from server

    then open MySQL with phpmyadmin
    enter database u chose for wordpress, delete everything on it
    and do it all again =)

    good luck, glad to help
    dont forget to close the topic if it worked 🙂

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