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trouble installing wordpress!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:58 pm
by jules
hello there!
i'm trying to install wordpress on my exetel server.
i set up a database, using the activate database button in the webspace configuration page.
anyway....i have tried to install wordpress in a number of different ways (through dreamweaver, filezilla, web pi) and nothing is working.....i have uploaded my files into the subdirectory of my site ( eg. home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog) changed the config file to the details of the database, but then when i type in home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog/wp-admin/install.php i get a 404 error message. and if i just type in home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog i get a 403 error

this keeps happening no matter which way i try to install it...any ideas what is going wrong?? it is driving me mental and i would super greatly appreciate any help you might have....thank you so much :)

Re: trouble installing wordpress!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:56 pm
by Dazzled
403 is returned when you ask for a page you are not allowed to see. It comes from Apache when directory listings have been disabled, as they are by default. What are the permissions of .htaccess files? Try 604 (rw----r--) or 705.

Re: trouble installing wordpress!

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:48 pm
by jules
hi. thanks for getting back to me, please excuse my ignorance, i'm not all that flash at this sort of computer stuff.
now i'm not entirely sure what a .htaccess is and i cant find one amongst the wordpress files (even when i force show hidden files in filezilla) am i looking in the wrong spot?
wordpress files i can see are set to 604
what do you think i should change to make it work?

sorry that i didnt understand, but i would really appreciate any help you might have

thanks very much

Re: trouble installing wordpress!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:57 am
by lingg
jules wrote:hello there!
i'm trying to install wordpress on my exetel server.
i set up a database, using the activate database button in the webspace configuration page.
anyway....i have tried to install wordpress in a number of different ways (through dreamweaver, filezilla, web pi) and nothing is working.....i have uploaded my files into the subdirectory of my site ( eg. home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog) changed the config file to the details of the database, but then when i type in home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog/wp-admin/install.php i get a 404 error message.
You were getting this error message because this file 'blog/wp-admin/install.php' doesn't exist in your web space.
and if i just type in home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog i get a 403 error
Based on the files you uploaded It seems to me the install URL should be:
home.exetel.com.au/"mysite"/blog/wp-admin.install.php

Also there were some files missing, I've sent you the details, please check your forum message.
I suggest remove your wordpress files, then try again.
Please make sure they are uploaded to the same directory.

Re: trouble installing wordpress!

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:07 pm
by jules
YAY, with some great advice from lingg the problem has been solved!!

turns out when i unzipped wordpress my version of stuffit expander did a horrible job, and missed the directories that were needed (wp-admin, wp-contents, wp-includes folders)
and as this is my first time installing wordpress i didnt even realise anything was wrong....oops

so i unzipped it with winrar instead and everything was there, then i just used filezilla to upload the files to my blog directory, changed the database info in the config-sample file and ta-da! it worked

thank you soo much for your help, glad to have it sorted out :)