Server upgrading Friday, which will kill my existing WP 3.1 blog. So I’m installing 4.7.3 fresh in new subdirectory of existing WP 3.1 domain/site AND using the same database. Domain is a subweb. Server is running PHP 5.3. (New one will run 5.6) Once working, I’ll point the domain at the new directory. (Not sure whether subweb/shared db might affect this?)
I did mod the wp-config file with db info and memory use limits. Other than that, the entire install is fresh out of the box. No theme files here other than those included with 4.7.3 (although the old blog is running Thesis 1.8). No plugins other than stock akismet.
Got the following errors:
Warning: require_once(/users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/new subdirectory/wp-load.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/new subdirectory/wp-admin/install.php on line 36
Fatal error: require_once() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/new subdirectory/wp-load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’) in /users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/new subdirectory/wp-admin/install.php on line 36
Looking at the newly installed subdirectory, I saw ONLY folders:
wp-admin wp-content wp-includes
Next I tried uploading all files again. Same thing. So I selected the following files (without also selecting the above-named directories) and uploaded:
index.php license.txt readme.html wp-activate.php wp-blog-header.php wp-comments-post.php wp-config.php wp-cron.php wp-links-opml.php wp-load.php wp-login.php wp-mail.php wp-settings.php wp-signup.php wp-trackback.php xmlrpc.php
And I get a nearly identical error msg:
Warning: require(/users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/subdirectory/wp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/subdirectory/wp-settings.php on line 19
Fatal error: require() [function.require]: Failed opening required ‘/users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/subdirectory/wp-includes/load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/share/php:/usr/share/pear’) in /users/domain.com/htdocs/directory/subdirectory/wp-settings.php on line 19
No idea what's going on here, hoping to learn how to fix it.
Any help appreciated!