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  • cheeky

    Hello, I downloaded the WP installation kit and extracted the files using Winzip. So I have a bunch of files that aren’t organized into their relevant folders. Is there a reference page that describes or lists or recommends a filing structure? I have loaded all my files on the Web and tried to run install.php. However, it says that the wp-config file has not been created. Of course, it has been created, only it is not in the right folder, which I assume is wp-admin. Now, I know I must create the wp-admin folder, but it is going to be quite time consuming if each time I try to run an installation file I am told that the file does not exist simply because it is not in the folder or I haven’t created the relevant folder because I didn’t know beforehand I needed to. So I am wondering if a list is available that states which folders need to be created and which WP files belong in which folders as specified in the installation files. Thank you.

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  • Beel


    Set Winzip to use the folder structure in the zip file before unzipping.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    You unzipped a download, and inside it was a folder called ‘wordpress’
    Everything inside that is correctly organised, and everything needs uploading to the directory of your choice on the server.
    wp-config.php should be in the main directory, where wp-layout.css is.


    When I unzipped the download, there was no folder called ‘wordpress’ and none of the other folders you specified.
    I am looking into Winzip to see if I can set the folder structure.


    Okay, I got it! Thanks. I found out that when I ran WinZip Classic, all the files were unzipped into one folder. When I ran the Wizard, the files were unzipped along with the folders. Thanks again for the pointers!

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