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  • Resolved Michelle Reece


    Every time I try to install wordpress on Godaddy with Filezilla, I get this error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_CONSTANT_ENCAPSED_STRING in /home/content/55/7249855/html/wp-config.php on line 50

    I can’t get into my back end manager or anywhere else to possibly fix it. I tried deleting and reinstalling, but that didn’t make a difference.

    Note: I may have accidentally deleted some Godaddy files in the file manager section beforehand (all I have is db_backups left), but I’m not sure if this would have anything to do with this error.


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  • Deleting the files in the GoDaddy manager shouldn’t have any affect on setting up WordPress. The area in the wp-config.php file deals with the security keys.

    Are you manually configuring the wp-config.php file when setting up WordPress or are you going through the web-based interface to setup WordPress?

    I’m doing manual installation, following the instructions on the installation help page and on this website:

    (Note: I accidentally deleted the .php files in the Godaddy file manager, and I was told that deleting those files would do it. However, I want to get a second opinion on this.)



    Forum Moderator

    Try re-creating your wp-config.php file using wp-config-sample.php as an template. You’ve introduced an error into your current version of wp-config.php

    Re-creating? As in re-naming?

    Ok, nevermind. Would rewriting the files through Filezilla cause errors/corrupted files, though?



    Forum Moderator

    Possibly. It’s always best to edit file in a plain text editor.

    UPDATE: I reinstalled all the deleted files from Godaddy, but when I looked at the file in Notepad ++, I couldn’t find anything wrong with line 50. Maybe it’s the file transfer part? (Maybe I’m putting it in the wrong directory?)

    UPDATE: When I tried to reinstall wordpress, some of the old wordpress files in my directory were floating around, which was causing the error.

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