Install wordpress and database problems

wordpress

#1

Hi.

I am hosting two websites both running wordpress. One is fully operational and the other I have just started. I am trying to install wordpress on the second site but I receive an email saying that the directory is not empty and I need to create a new one or select an existing database. However, I don’t have any databases (I have deleted all the previous ones created) and I have tried creating a new one and then also using an existing one but both times I receive an error message.

So I am lost as to what to do. Can someone please help?

Thanks for your time and hopefully someone can help me.


#2

Look for hidden files in that directory:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/FTP#How_do_I_show_hidden_files.3F

And if you’re using One-Click, there’s an option to have it create a database for you. Or you can do it yourself:
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Mysql


#3

Thanks very much for that information I will try that out. Now another problem as I went into phpmyadmin, I didnt change anything except the password needed to access it and now my original site will not load up either. Could changing the password cause a programming error?
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Hi I have added a new database but no luck I still get the same email response:

The problem was directory /???/???/???.com is not empty! Please re-install, specifying an empty (or new) directory

With regards to your first response, when you say look for hidden files in that directory, forgive me but I am not sure exactly what directory or rather where it is that I should be looking at? I understand that I need to show hidden files and I assume I just check the box in windows to do that but I am not sure exactly what/where the directory is. Is the directory the enitre list of ?'s above or just one part of it?

Thanks


#4

Give the WebFTP link a try from the DreamHost panel under Manage Domains. It’s pretty good about showing you everything in that directory.


#5

Thankyou for that link. I can now see everything. I can also see I have a database in my phpmyadmin which I dont want so will work out how to remove that.

Thanks for your help.


#6

Hello,

I have the same issue. I installed WP in the wrong directory and uninstalled it. I had an error during the uninstalling process though, asking me to fix below. When I wanted to do the process again, it was out of the list. So I though about re-installing WP, but the same “directory not empty error” comes every time.

I tried it with another database, but no success.

I tried the Web FTP, but I can’t get access to it.

It works for my other pages though.

Any solutions?


#7

I’m trying to install WP in an existing directory. I’m hosting several other applications, so the root folder isn’t empty. What are the files the one-click installer is checking for?
[list]
[].htaccess
[
]index.html
[/list]

I can manually remove/backup the files in question so the one-click install works.

Thanks,
Dan


#8

I think the installer is looking for anything in that directory. If your existing setup includes a folder that WordPress needs to use, that would be a conflict. You’d have to move everything out and then back in once you install WordPress.