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  • Hi folks,
    Apologies, I’m new to both Dreamhost and WordPress and I need some very basic help regarding the connection info to use when upgrading WP.

    1) In the Dreamhost domain control panel, I set up a test domain called “”

    2) I installed WordPress 2.7 using the automatic/easy install feature. The blog is at “” I did not touch the blog – so it has the default first post, first comment, etc.

    3) In the WP admin panel, I clicked the “WordPress 2.7.1 is available! Please update now.” link at the top of the screen.

    4) I selected “upgrade automatically”

    5) I was asked to enter “connection information.” At first, everything was blank and I didn’t know what to put, so I used host name “” and my shell user name and password. I selected connection type FTP, hit “Proceed.”

    6) I then get the error message:

    Unable to locate WordPress directory.
    Installation Failed

    My specific question:
    Am I using the right server name? Should I be using the domain name of the blog, or should I be using the FTP server name I was assigned to?


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  • use the ftp server info

    Hi, I have a similar problem but I’ve installed wordpress on my web host for other domains before. I keep getting this warning message when running the installation after configure file:

    Warning: require(E:\domains\y\\user\htdocs/wp-includes/functions.wp-scripts.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in E:\domains\y\\user\htdocs\wp-includes\script-loader.php on line 20

    I’m not sure what’s affecting it but anyone have a clue?


    wordpress is looking for this file which may be indicative of more files not getting uploaded

    Thats weird because its already in the wordpress file directory, but when its uploaded onto web server, the problem occurs :S

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