WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've done WP installs in the past and haven't had issues, so I'm a little stumped here.

I've correctly created wp-config.php. I ran the install script, and everything appeared to be successful. I have all the tables in MySQL and am able to log into the dashboard with the admin account I created.

However, the home page is still redirected to install.php. Clicking the button to install brings up a message that WP is already installed (which is what I would expect to see), but the home page doesn't want to load the blog.

I can, however, open the test post that comes with the install just fine. It's only the home page that isn't working.

If it helps any, this is an installation I've set up for a project on Sourceforge.

share|improve this question
Start by checking your file permissions and make sure that you have at least one theme installed. – Joseph Leedy Aug 10 '12 at 2:02

Try repairing the wp_options table, that solved the issue for me months ago. Also make sure the table prefix in wp-config.php is correct.

share|improve this answer

Try with this: in wp-admin delete/rename install.php

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.