Problem advancing to "Finishing Installation" (10 posts)

  1. adamjalcantara
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    First post, new user! I am new to wordpress and am hoping to learn how to use its impressive components to create advanced web designs akin to americanlaser.com

    That being said, I am having trouble advancing through the installation. I'm running a Mac with 10.8.4 and Safari BTW I was having trouble advancing past the configuration file so I redownloaded wordpress and uploaded the sample instead.

    I got to the point where the web browser asks me to input the information and I did so and it seems to be successful but I cannot tell due to the fact that all I see is a white screen. Any tips?


  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try checking your site's error logs for messages. Your hosts should be able to help you in accessing your site's error logs.

  3. adamjalcantara
    Posted 2 years ago #

    esmi, thanks. I'm hosting through GoDaddy.com I'll check with them later and see what the problem should be. Or would it be through the MAMP localhost

    I got everything "started" through apple's iWeb and if you look at my site adamalcantara.com you can see that it works but I used iWeb to the extent of what I can do with it and need to move forward.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you installing WordPress on a local server a remote one?

  5. adamjalcantara
    Posted 2 years ago #

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    [Moved to Locahost Installs]

    Then check your local server's error logs.

  7. adamjalcantara
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm not seeing anything too alarming in the error logs at all. When I try and refresh the blank page it says Error: "Table Prefix" must not be empty ( but it isn't.)

    Still having trouble here...

  8. adamjalcantara
    Posted 2 years ago #

    When I try through Firefox I get the error "The Connection was Reset"

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That sounds like you have some serious issue in your local server generally.

  10. 2ninerniner2
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If you left your MAMP installation at the default settings then:

    - from the MAMP Start page, select phpMyAdmin after starting both servers and ensuring they are "green"
    - select the Databases tab (right pane)
    - enter a name in the Create database field (no spaces) - use wp36 for this exercise - and click Create ... you are done for now with phpMyAdmin
    - create a folder in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs - call it wp36 as well
    - copy & paste the WP 3.6 ZIP that you downloaded and extract it in the wp36 folder
    - there will then be a folder in there named wordpress
    - move the entire contents of that wordpress folder up one level into wp36 and delete the empty wordpress folder
    - in your browser, enter localhost:8888/wp36 to start the install
    - click the Create a Configuration File button on the first screen
    - click the Let's go! button on the next screen
    - enter these values:

    NOTE: these values are for the DATABASE and NOT the WP log in! Unless you have changed the default MAMP settings, the User Name and Password MUST BE root

    Database Name: wp36

    User Name: root

    Password: root

    Database host: localhost:8889 <<<NOTE the 9 !!! :8888 is the port for the web server, :8889 is the port for the database server >>>

    Table Prefix: wp_

    Click Submit

    All right, sparky! ... click Run the install

    Complete the next screen and click Install WordPress

    - this screen is where you enter the log in credentials to the WP Dashboard.

    Time yourself ... should take well under 5 minutes :)

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