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  • I discovered WordPress today and was very excited about it. I install XAMPP followed by WordPress successfully on my pc running vista.

    I then tried to install it on my laptop, also running vista, using exactly the same configuration.

    XAMPP was a success but I have problem with WordPress. When run install.php (on localhost), nothing happened. No error message. The page just stalled. I checked the database and found that all 10 tables were created and contained data except for wp_postmeta which is empty. I also checked to confirm that the db user has full admin privilege.

    When I manually stopped the process (hence I didn’t get the system generated password) and retried. I got the message that WordPress has already been installed. When I tried logging in and select “forgot password” link, WordPress stalled on me again.

    I did try dropping the firewall. But that did not help. Also uninstalled and reinstalled XAMPP a few times, thinking I might have missed some step, but to no avail.

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

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  • delete the database and the WP files and start over – download the WP files again

    stvwlf, Thanks for the response. I already tried that a few times last night. And just tried it again just in case (see how much I want this to work? 😉

    Just clean everythignup.
    – Cleanup – Drop workpress database and bounced MySQL, delete wordpress folder in my docroot.
    – Downloaded the latest wp (2.5.1)
    – Rename and edited wp-config.php to add dbname = wordpress; userid = root; password = blank; and host = localhost.
    – Created wordpress database and bounced mySQL again.
    Everythign is ready. (no?)

    Then run wordpress/install.php…
    Got the same result. Seems like install.php is waiting for “Step 2” case to kick in.


    I also have this problem on XP Pro.
    1)tried deleting the database and re-creating: same problem.
    2) reloaded everything: no help.

    I have edited lines of wp-config as follows:

    define('DB_NAME', 'capebiz');    // The name of the database
    define('DB_USER', 'root');     // Your MySQL username
    define('DB_PASSWORD', ''); // ...and password
    define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');    // 99% chance you won't need to change this value
    define('DB_CHARSET', 'utf8');
    define('DB_COLLATE', '');
    define('AUTH_KEY', 'this is my unique phrase'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY', 'this is another unique phrase'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    define('LOGGED_IN_KEY', 'and this is yet another'); // Change this to a unique phrase.
    define ('WPLANG', 'en');

    Mysql server is running;Apache is running.
    The datebase created was ‘capebiz’ otherwise all defaults, collation changed to ‘blank’ using phpadmin.

    When running php-install I gave my email as

    Don’t know what other info to provide??

    Only other thing I noticed is that config.php is ‘well structured’ in Notepad, whereas install.php comes out as a long string with a funny character where nl should be. Probably just a character error, but don’t know.


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