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  • Resolved slightly

    (@slightly)


    Yes, I am having an issue that has been posted about a gazillion times on here already. However, I cannot find a resolution that pertains to my exact situation, so I would appreciate a thoughtful response, and not just another link to the threads and helps texts that I have poured over for days now (unless, of course, it is a link to one that I have no found yet that actually solves my issue).

    I just downloaded WordPress. I set up a MySQL database and edited my wp-config.php file appropriately. I uploaded WordPress to my server.

    On every page, I get a similar error message across the top:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/g/l/0/gl0mp/html/blog/wp-config.php:1) in /home/content/g/l/0/gl0mp/html/blog/wp-login.php on line 12

    Each page has a slightly different “in” message, and some pages have more than one. But the consistent part is that they all say this:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/content/g/l/0/gl0mp/html/blog/wp-config.php:1)

    so I would think it safe to say that the problem is with line 1 of the wp-config.php file.

    I know that this problem typically occurs when there is extra white space before the <?php tag and/or after the ?> tag. I have triple-checked this file for that and there is NO WHITE SPACE. I have even re-downloaded WordPress and uploaded a fresh copy of the file, but I am still getting the same problem.

    Does anyone have another solution that I could try? I am about to lose hope here. 🙁

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  • drmike

    (@drmike)

    How did you edit your config.php file? What program did you use? How did you save it? Specifics please.

    slightly

    (@slightly)

    I edited it first in Microsoft Expression Web, which should be safe considering it is a web-development software (reminds me of Dreamweaver).

    All I did was change the appropriate parts of the file (database name, etc.) and then click the Save button. I used the same program and save method to try and remove and white space.

    When I continued to have issues, I decided to edit the file in Notepad. I did that with a fresh, new downloaded copy of WordPress. But the problem didn’t go away, which is why I am just miffed.

    MichaelH

    (@michaelh)

    A detailed description of this issue is available at FAQ Troubleshooting

    slightly

    (@slightly)

    Thanks, MichaelH, but as I said, I have already read (and re-read, and re-read) that particular help page and done exactly what it says several times, but to no avail.

    drmike

    (@drmike)

    You missed the question “How did you save it?” I have a feeling that it’s being saved in a non-text format that’s throwing in some sort of formatting.

    MichaelH

    (@michaelh)

    Are you editing the file locally then uploading it, or are you using an editor on your host? (cPanel, for instance, offers an editor via their File Manager)

    Chris_K

    (@handysolo)

    Want to make this really simple?

    Start over with that file – extract a fresh copy of wp-configsample.php (or whatever it is called) from your WP download.

    This time, use only a text editor on it. Notepad will suffice.
    Enter your data as before and upload it to your site.

    slightly

    (@slightly)

    That is what I did the second time, HandySolo. Downloaded a brand new copy and edited it in Notepad. I would never use an editor on my host! Still no dice.

    drmike, I’m not sure I understand your question. I opened it as wp-config.php and saved it as wpconfig.php.

    slightly

    (@slightly)

    Just for kicks, I tried HandySolo’s suggestion one more time. This time I opened it in Wordpad instead of Notepad. And it worked!

    Thank you, guys, for helping and for putting up with me. You’re my heroes. 🙂

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