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  • zeddenit


    Trying to go thru the 5 minute install an no matter what i do it seems to say ” Please provide a valid username” I have used different usernames but to no avail. I have 4 other sites running on the same server and have never had an issue. I am using virtualmin and used their installer. and trying to run the installer gives me this error.

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  • Hey There,
    As far as i am concerned if you are sure you are typing a valid username then you should try re-installing the wordpress.
    Anyway its gonna take just 5 minutes.



    Already done that and it gives the same result. Uninstalled and reinstalled thru virtual min and still no go.

    Running into same issue with 5 minute install lately. Have tried troubleshooting without luck.

    Have discovered that it’s not creating a user database, but yet to figure out how to fix without manually adding users in phpMyAdmin.

    Has only been happening lately (within the past 3 weeks or so). Thinking might be a current of WP version or some Mac update (last part at least for me).

    Any ideas appreciated. Related string:

    Same problem here.

    It was becuase I already had a website and was trying to install wordpress into a subdirectory.

    The .htaccess from the main site was interfering with the install

    I added:

    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/sub-dir/ [NC]

    before my rewrite rules in the main site .htaccess where ‘sub-dir’ was the subdirectory I was installing wordpress into.

    It worked then

    I Personally suggest you to Manually Install WordPress by creating Database and user that too manually and i hope that will work for you.

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