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Cannot manually install

Hi everyone,


I am doing an online course on wordpress, and I am now trying to get wordpress to install.


I have uploaded the wordpress files to what I think is my root directory (home/'username')

The course tells me I should then go to my browser and type:

When I do this, I get a error 404, file not found.

If I just type in it takes me to the holding page, so that works.


I've trawled websites and you tube for a solution, but cant find one yet.

I'm very new to this, so sorry for what I'm sure is a very basic question.




PS: I know I can try and do the one click install, but I want to know how to do it manually.



Super User I



Hmmm.... not sure what platform the course you are taking is referring to but I've never manually installed based on what you describe.


Check out the "official" instructions for the Famous 5-Minute install here and give that whirl.


HTH! 😉

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