WordPress Installation

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Hello Warriors,

I'm new at blogging and trying to install a wordpress blog. The process is really making me frustrated.

I have finished installing the blog on my root domain, but when I visited the site/blog it showed some error in installation

Here is the blog Index of /

Anyone who has an idea about what is going on should let me know.

All ideas are welcome.

Thanks

Charles
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  • you should go to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/install.php after you install it.
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  • oh I see you have already done that - That is kinda strange
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    • Profile picture of the author bilaldsa
      I have done many wordpress installation and that never happened. Can you tell me what webhosting you are using?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tinkerbell
    Did you remember to create a database for the blog before you attempted the install?
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  • Profile picture of the author colio
    What did you use to install Wordpress? Does your webhost use Fantastico deluxe for instance? Or did you try to install yourself?

    My guess is that the PHP files aren't set up for execution rights.. you can change this by selecting all, right clicking & changing properties if you have a GUI based FTP client, or use the CHMOD 755 command if its a command prompt you use.
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  • Profile picture of the author ~kev~
    Have you asked your hosting provider to look at it? Even though the index.php file is there, its like the web server is ignoring it.
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  • Profile picture of the author reynoldscorb
    Wordpress Tutorial here's a video walkthrough. Go back and make sure you didn't leave anything out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diondeville
    Create a file called .htaccess (the dot is important). Edit the file to add

    Code:
    DirectoryIndex index.php
    You'll then be able to access your blog

    I had the same problem when I first started out all those years ago.

    N.B If you can't see the .htaccess file once you've created it, you will need to instruct your file browser to display dot (hidden) files.
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  • Profile picture of the author gapmarketing
    Sounds like I am getting paid by this Guy but I can assure You that I'm not. It is just that I cannot believe the amount of free value and content to be had from "Eric's Tips" just Google it. Step by step video walk-throughs re setting up WP and the plugins and a lot, lot more besides.
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  • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
    make sure you renamed the wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php

    ...also make sure that when you entered your data from the fresh mysql db that was created that you left them between those single quote '
    marks

    ...and verify that the user/pass/db name is "exactly" as it should be as unfortunately that stuff ain't horse shoes or hand grenades

    One last thing, make sure you got all of the files loaded into the root of your domain folder you should NOT be seeing a blank Index of/ page if you uploaded all the root directory files to your public_html folder or public_html/domainname.com/ folder...
    or in other hosting environments sometimes it's under the htdocs folder.

    I suspect there is an issue with the last item I mentioned due to the Index of/ displaying. If you had the index.php and all of the other core/root WP files there I suspect you'd see the initial install screen, unless your db wasn't connecting.

    If you are hosted on Godaddy, remember that your 'local host' will actually be a remote server address (minus the http://) infront of the mysql location for that field in the wp-config.php file

    Hope this helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author jjpmarketing
    If it was a DB Connection issue it would let you know by saying couldn't connect to DB... but that is only when it is actually pulling up your index.php file. This has to do with the path to the index.php file.

    Check your hosting account settings for the root folder of that domain. It looks like you have index manager enabled. That is the only thing I can think of that would prevent your index.php file from loading.

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  • Profile picture of the author tecHead
    Originally Posted by moneyspills View Post

    Hello Warriors,

    I'm new at blogging and trying to install a wordpress blog. The process is really making me frustrated.

    I have finished installing the blog on my root domain, but when I visited the site/blog it showed some error in installation

    Here is the blog Index of /

    Anyone who has an idea about what is going on should let me know.

    All ideas are welcome.

    Thanks

    Charles
    That link is showing the contents of the root folder; which is not good to have posted here in this forum -- #1

    #2 -- We're able to see all your files like this because your index.php file for WordPress is missing; how'd that happen??

    #3 -- You should immediately (at least) create a .HTML file and call it index.html and upload it to your root.

    #4 -- Since you're venturing out on your own with this; best thing for you to do is to (try to) get rid of everything you've done so far and start over from the beginning. Second time around with the knowledge you now have may produce different and more productive results.

    OK, scratch #4... I just clicked your wp-login.php file; (trying to click the least dangerous file); and it went straight to the login screen like it should. So, not sure how you did it but you're gonna need to put the index.php file BACK in the root.

    IF you installed WP yourself; then you can just upload the index.php file from your computer, (from within the folder you have WP unzipped). You should be fine, after that.

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  • Profile picture of the author CliveG
    Looks like your server is not set up properly to run PHP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diondeville
    When you create the .htaccess file I mentioned above, be sure to leave a blank line after DirectoryIndex index.php

    There's nothing wrong with your server, database, username, wp-confg.php file or anything else, you just need to specify the name of your index file :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author tecHead
      Originally Posted by Diondeville View Post

      When you create the .htaccess file I mentioned above, be sure to leave a blank line after DirectoryIndex index.php

      There's nothing wrong with your server, database, username, wp-confg.php file or anything else, you just need to specify the name of your index file :-)
      Yeah... now that I see your index.php file present; Diondeville right. You need to declare index.php as the index page.

      Its NOT your PHP configuration because wp-login.php works correctly.

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  • Profile picture of the author Sahil
    There seems some problem with your hosting provider. The PHP is not working properly on the server, I think. You blog page which is hssp://domain.com/index.php is not working properly. I would suggest you to contact your hosting provider and ask him what is the problem in this.

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  • Profile picture of the author sqnwk
    I agree, that its your php, http://financial-increases.com/install.php doesn't load. What type of server/hosting account are you on?
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