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  • I uploaded my wordpress files to my root server at using ftp to transfer them.
    I changed the directory name to blog
    I typed in my url as follows
    And now i’m getting
    404 Not Found
    The requested URL /blog/wp-admin/install.php does not exist
    And I also changed my wp-config file accordingly
    What did i do wrong?

    bryan greifinger

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  • did you upload to your public_html folder or a directory that is web accessible?

    This could be why:

    edit – there is also install4free

    I’m no WP expert by far but here are 2 places you can get step-by-step installation instructions: – 40+ pages with step by step install – includes screen shots and plugin install instructions.

    WordPress Quickstart Screencast Tutorial video –

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks guys, i’ll try each item in turn.
    Bryan Greifinger

    Ok here’s something that needs to be added to the instructions for EVERYONE to see so that they can EASILY figure out how to get their website up and running.

    First of all the instructions on this website say that you can place your files ANYWHERE on your server….NO WAY!!!

    As I was previously instructed it appears to be needed in the public_html directory.

    Secondly, you must REMOVE your servers parking screen BEFORE you can see your initial wordpress screen.

    And finally, you need to enter into your URL the name of your site, followed by the name of the directory where your wordpress files are located. For example mine is and my files are located under the directory “blog” so I had to enter: and i finally saw the initial wordpress screen.

    If someone adds these instructions upfront I think there might be fewer questions. Then again maybe I’m so brand new that everyone else knows this.

    Bryan Greifinger

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