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  • Hi!

    Newbie to WordPress and having a problem with installing it. Including with my domain at is one database on request. So I asked them to create and activate it and got the db-name/username/password/domain information.

    Changed that in the wp-config-sample.php file (including changing localhost to the IP-address provided me) and renamed it to wp-config.php and uploaded the whole folder to my domain.

    When trying to install it by running wp-admin/install.php I get the following error:

    There doesn’t seem to be a 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.

    When clicking on “create a file…” I get another error:

    Sorry, I need a wp-config-sample.php file to work from. Please re-upload this file from your WordPress installation.

    The problem is that both of the files are there..

    Is there anybody who can help me?!

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  • sounds like a permissions issue to me.
    Are all your files readable? Be sure your permissions are set to allow the files to be read.

    In the worst case scenario you can download the wp-config-sample.php, enter the correct information, rename the file ‘wp-config.php’ and upload it and see what happens.

    But it sounds like permissions to me.

    nevermind – dss sounds like the right answer… can you check the CHMOD of your files?

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    This is an error that comes down to the host.. and I’m not sure we have a fix. I’ll have to dig through a whole heap of info to find Matt’s response when I asked him about this.

    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    Check this thread and this answer:

    There is no solution.

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