WordPress Won't Install on the Root?

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  1. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Any idea why I can't get WordPress to work in my root folder of my domain? I'm using Fantastico to install it and it will work if I put it in any directory other than my root. Thanks will be given. :rolleyes:
     
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    Choronzon Power Member

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    You probably have an index or default file in there, fantastico complains if you have any other files in the same folder.
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    Not a single other file in the directory. At this point I'm going to try to remove the site from cPanel and re-add it, cause this is driving me nuts.
     
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    Brotato Regular Member

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    login to your server via ftp and find the .fantasticodata folder. Open it and delete installed_in_root.php
     
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    TermsB Senior Member

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    You were correct sir, much thanks. :D
     
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    By the way, you shouldn't use Fantastico to install WordPress. It is highly recommended to install WordPress manually.
     
  7. surferket

    surferket Junior Member

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    Why not? All my blogs are installed using Fantastico and never any problems. It's essentially a 1-click install.

     
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    Why not? All my blogs are installed using Fantastico and never any problems. It's essentially a 1-click install.

     
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    I can't find any mention of Fantastico-specific problems in my reference books just yet. But here's one from the internet.

    hxxp://www.howtospoter.com/web-20/wordpress/3-reasons-not-to-use-fantastico-for-wordpress

    It's similar to the problem with Fantastico-installed Drupal and other PHP-based applications. The problem appears when you upgrade.
     
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