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  • I set up my wp-config.php file as instructed. Uploaded entire wordpress folder. I then went to the admin folder on my harddrive and opened install.php with Firefox and got the following the first time I ran it on a new database. I searched and found 3 other users having the exact same problem with v2.3. What do I do to correct this?

    My host is running PHP 4.4.4 and MySQL 4.1.22-standard.

    wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn’t work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.”, “WordPress › Error”); } require_once(‘../wp-config.php’); require_once(‘./includes/upgrade.php’); if (isset($_GET[‘step’])) $step = $_GET[‘step’]; else $step = 0; header( ‘Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8’ ); ?> >
    ‘.__(‘Already Installed’).’

    ‘.__(‘You appear to have already installed WordPress. To reinstall please clear your old database tables first.’).’
    ‘); switch($step) { case 0: case 1: // in case people are directly linking to this ?>

    ReadMe documentation at your leisure. Otherwise, just fill in the information below and you\’ll be on your way to using the most extendable and powerful personal publishing platform in the world.’), ‘../readme.html’); ?>

    ERROR: you must provide an e-mail address”)); } else if (!is_email($admin_email)) { // TODO: poka-yoke die(__(‘ERROR: that isn\’t a valid e-mail address. E-mail addresses look like:‘)); } $result = wp_install($weblog_title, ‘admin’, $admin_email, $public); extract($result, EXTR_SKIP); ?>

    log in with the username “admin” and password “%2$s”.’), ‘../wp-login.php’, $password); ?>

    Note that password carefully! It is a random password that was generated just for you.’); ?>


    WordPress, personal publishing platform.’); ?>

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  • > I then went to the admin folder on my harddrive and opened install.php with Firefox and got the following the first time I ran it on a new database.

    I don’t understand this. You’re supposed to access the install.php on your site, not your computer hard drive. ??

    I tried opening it with Firefox from HostGator File Manager, but it doesn’t execute. It just opens the text of the file in a new tab. I also tried opening in a new window and got the same result.

    I set permission for user (me) to execute the file. What am I doing wrong?

    I can’t get the readme.html file to execute from within HostGator either.

    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    If you’ve uploaded the files to your webspace, you just need to use your web browser to go to that page – don’t use a file manager.

    For instance, if your domain was, and the WordPress files are in a folder called wordpress, you’d go to

    I tried the above with my URL and got the following error:

    Not Found
    The requested URL /wordpress/wp-admin/install.php was not found on this server.
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
    Apache/1.3.39 Server at Port 80
    Les Bessant


    keeper of the Tiggers

    Ok. Is “” the domain you’re using? Are you sure you’ve uploaded the wordpress folder to the right place, because all that’s showing at is a directory listing, with no WordPress files in sight.

    The correct location will depend on your host’s configuration – you might need to check with them for advice.

    Yes, that’s my URL, but I’m not sure I’ve got my files in the right place. I uploaded them through file manager and as far as I can see, the wordpress folder is under about 7 other folders at the same level as the cgi.bin folder. That one shows up along with the parent, but none of the others a visible on the page.

    I’m calling HostGator to see what they have to say. I’m willing to bet my files are in the wrong place. I’ll let you know, so please don’t close this topic yet.

    I found out I had to install wordpress automatically through the fantastico panel. They don’t allow manual install. It worked.

    My files were in the wrong place. Thanks for all your help. I’m new to working with my own hosting and have a steep learning curve ahead.

    Thanks again,

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