Wordpress Install-Phooey

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#1

Hmm, well so much for a 5 minute install for WordPress. I am following the directions from www.wombatnation.com. I ran the installer, everything appeared the way it was supposed to, but when I login it just gives me the login page again.

I know this is a symptom of the bug where you can’t have the blog in a sibling directory, but nowhere in the instructions does it say how to specify where the blog goes. I followed the instructions, but it gives my blog as being www.domainname.com/wordpress/ so the default puts the blog and the files in the same directory? And the default is that it doesn’t work?

Or is step 4 of the installer supposed to point to blog directory instead of install directory? Mine pointed to www.domainname.com/wordpress which was the install directory so I left it at that, but I can’t login.

I’m confused :frowning:


#2

Anon, the blog directory is where the files are located, hence it is also the install directory. The login issue is a bit of a hot topic and there numerous fixes at the WordPress support forums. There are a few fixes at the following links.
http://faq.wordpress.net/view.php?p=68
http://wordpress.org/support/3/17265

You can snag a copy of the wp-login.php file from the v1.2 distro at the following link. Though, I wouldn’t recommend doing this if you don’t have to.
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=51422

Please direct any future WordPress support requests to the WordPress support forums so we can help you quicker next time.

MacManX.com


#3

In my WordPress install instructions, I provided a link to a page on the WordPress site that has concise instructions for how to configure where your blog is located. I didn’t think I could add any value to what was on that page, so I just linked to it.

http://wordpress.org/docs/installation/different-address/

I was also having the dreaded login problem on another WordPress blog I manage. On that site, the blog was in domainame.com/blog/ and the wordpress directory was in domainanme.com/blog/wordpress.

I fixed the problem by upgrading to the newest version of WordPress. This was about a month ago. Since you are installing it now, I assume you would have downloaded the latest version even more recently. Unfortunately, all I can tell you is that the version of WordPress available about a month ago worked fine with the above directory structure.

I second MacManX’s suggestion to post on the WordPress support forums. There are a lot of people on those forums who know way more about WordPress than I do.

Robert
http://www.wombatnation.com/


#4

Thanks, but I think DreamHost just solved my biggest problem today :slight_smile:

Appreciate the help though, I’d been to the WordPress forums and none of the suggestions worked (and I had difficulty posting). I’d given up until DreamHost decided to do the one-click install thingey.

Now I just have to follow your spam proofing notes. :slight_smile: