[closed] Wamp WP install problem (5 posts)

  1. oschwarz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Gang,

    1. I installed the latest WAMP server locally on a 64W7 Ultimate, 16GB RAM and over 500GB HD space, so plenty of room.

    2. Using I have access to the WampServer console, but using localhost was getting an 'access denied to \' like message.

    3. Edited c:\wamp\alias\phpmyadmin.conf to the following:
    '<Directory "c:/wamp/apps/phpmyadmin3.4.5/">
    Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
    AllowOverride all
    Order Deny,Allow
    Allow from all
    </Directory>' and issue remaining.

    4. Launched either Chrome or WampServer as Administrator and issue is gone when trying to access via http://localhost instead of (localhost is listed in hosts file in '%windir%\system32\drivers\etc' folder).

    5. Using PhpMyAdmin I created the database for WP with a user. Also changed the root user password in MySql, as per the warning in PhpMyAdmin console

    6. Next, unziped latest downloaded WordPress 3.3.2 into a folder, copied its content to C:\wamp\www\Matrix-wordpress folder.

    7. Made another copy of it (WordPress folder) within C:\wamp\www directory and renamed it as WPSite01, so its full path is C:\wamp\www\WPSite1

    8. In any browser (Chrome, latest IE or Firefox), typing localhost\WPSite01 takes me to the page inviting me to install WordPress. I enter the required information (database name, username, pw, set database host as localhost, table prefix as wp01_, uncheck the search engine option) and click Submit: it goes to a page where the WordPress logo is in the top of the page and everything else blank, and stays there forever...

    9. Hit F5 to refresh and it says it has already been installed. In PhpMyAdmin I can see all 11 tables were created just fine.

    10. Now, using the browser and going to localhost\WPSite01, it takes me to the default My Site, Just another WordPress site, page. If I click in the Log In button, trying username admin and different password by guess (even blank, nothing typed as pw) I am unable to go to the admin page and start setting it up.

    I have deleted (uninstalled) and recreated the database, the wpsite01 folder, the wampserver several times, but to no avail, always get stuck at this spot.

    I was successful on installing it in another 64W7Pro machine a week ago, and it is still working. I can't see any difference between both. For both, the WampServer and WordPress sources are the same, in Google Drive .

    The only thing I can tell one from the other is, on this one with the issue every step is done via a remote access from an iMac using RDP, although both machines are in the same network and collision domain. But I can't think of it as a problem, is it?...

    Any heads up deeply and very much appreciated.

    Thanks, Ost

  2. oschwarz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Making the story shorter: I'm stuck at 'wp-admin/install.php?step=2' page in the WP Install process in a 64bit W7 Ultimate environment using WAMP 2.2.

    I had uninstalled WAMP 2.2 twice, removed any keyword winamp, MySql, MyPhpAdmin from registry, deleted the original folder, rebooted the box and downloaded WP 3.3.2 twice as well but so far no good.

    The tables are created in the database, but no data, no records are stored. The tables are empty, none of the information provided during the WP install process is kept.

    I tried different browsers (Chrome, IE8, Firefox) with the same behavior.

    Ctrl-U (view source) in the browser shows only the following:

    '<!DOCTYPE html>
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>WordPress › Installation</title>
    <link rel='stylesheet' id='install-css' href='http://localhost/wp01/wp-admin/css/install.css?ver=20111117' type='text/css' media='all' />
    <h1 id="logo"><img alt="WordPress" src="images/wordpress-logo.png" /></h1>'

    Hitting F5 (Page refresh) I get: 'Already Installed You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first. Log In'

    WampServer icon in the tray is fully green, all services up and running.

    Application eventviewer shows EV Id 100: MySQL Plugin 'FEDERATED' is disabled, don't think this is the issue, though...

    I pretty much exausted searching the forums and other sources googled as well but unlucky, and it's been three frustrating full days trying to get WP up and running asap but hard (waisting) time is my only outcome.

    Thanks a lot for your invaluable time and effort in trying to help me out.

    Kind Regards, Ost

  3. oschwarz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hurray! I followed the same install procedure, this time not via remote RDP as I have been doing, but directly in the laptop's console and was able to successfully go through the WordPress install process.

    So keep this in mind: you can't install WordPress via remote RDP, at least from a Mac environment, like I have. Otherwise it was a breeze to install WordPress, a smooth and straight forward process.

    Thanks to all who have read this post and were trying to figure this out with me.

    Lesson learned.

    Cheers, OSt

  4. oschwarz
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As an additional information for those unfamiliar with Remote RDP/RDC: it is a Microsoft application to use for a remote access to a windows based computer.

    Its command line is mstsc.exe, its GUI comes up as Remote Desktop Connection and it uses the Remote Desktop Protocol, hence RDP as well. There's a Mac version which I use it on a regular basis to access my Windows based computers.

    Sometimes, although very rare, some apps won't work in a RDP/RDC session, as in this WordPress install process, where connection to a database in the back end is involved and so forth.

    Thanks, cheers, Ost

  5. pvashist75
    Posted 4 years ago #

    nice lesson and story...thanks for sharing everything...

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