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[Resolved] Site acting funny after install

  • Hello, I installed WordPress but now when I go to the URL of my site, I get the following page:
    ————————-
    Index of /

    * cgi-bin/
    * images/
    * postinfo.html
    * wordpress/
    ————————-
    Furthermore, when I try to log in, I get a 404 error page from my hosting provider. What’s strange is that when I initially installed WordPress, I got that nice page showing my blog title and all that. Then I changed the password in the Settings area and all went to hell in a handbasket! Can anyone help? THANK YOU!

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  • well, indexing is obviously on.
    you wordpress install is in a subdir
    your wp-admin thus in subdir/wp-admin

    ok …

    what is the path to the wp url and blog url in the db? does it coincide with your installation?

    also serversidewise … have you got a redirect from your domain to the subdir? is that planned?

    does you blog show when you enter ….www.domain.tld/wordpress/
    can you log in that way?

    what is the path to the wp url and blog url in the db? does it coincide with your installation? <–Could you elaborate on this a bit?

    also serversidewise … have you got a redirect from your domain to the subdir? is that planned?<—I’m sorry, I don’t understand this completely either!

    does you blog show when you enter ….www.domain.tld/wordpress/
    can you log in that way?<–Tried this, but it says “URL not found.”

    I appreciate your help, sorry for my lack of ability in these areas!

    Bringing to the top, hoping someone can provide further details!

    THANK YOU.

    Moderator cubecolour

    @numeeja

    Bumping threads is against the rules here I’m afraid.

    When you changed the password did you also go into settings -> general & change the WordPress address (URL)? If so you need to edit the value in the database back to how it was.

    Thank you for your advice – I am on another forum (not as good as this one, that’s for sure), but one of the posters told me to do this:

    You have to put a redirect to your wordpress folder.

    Goto cpanel and click on redirects

    Select the domain set to http://yourdomain.com/wordpress

    Would you agree with this advice?

    Thank you again!

    OK, so I ended up deleting the database and starting over…

    Now I have successfully completed the install and have the “Hello World!” new page in front of me.

    But my blog address is “http://www.mysite.com/wordpress”

    I am afraid if I change the settings in WordPress to simply

    “http://www.mysite.com” I will be right back where I was before.

    So do I need to first set up a redirect in cPanel?

    THANKS FOR YOUR HELP.

    Moderator cubecolour

    @numeeja

    But my blog address is “http://www.mysite.com/wordpress”

    I am afraid if I change the settings in WordPress to simply

    “http://www.mysite.com” I will be right back where I was before.

    Yes – but have a look at this article for the recommended solution:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

    This is how I solved the problem:

    Deleted my database in cPanel.

    Deleted wordpress files using cPanel file manager.

    At this point, “public_html” were empty. Deleted files _vti_inf.html and postinfo.html , and the directories cgi-bin, images and _vti_bin.

    Uploaded the ALREADY UNZIPPED wordpress files and directories (with their contents) to “public_html” using FileZilla.

    Then I followed the 5-minute install instructions on WordPress.org and now the blog is working perfectly and is in my root directory which means “www.mysite.com”

    Glad to hear! Good luck with your new wordpress site.

    Just a reminder: Don’t forget to make backups frequently!

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