I've encountered an odd problem and I'm not at all sure how to go about fixing it..

I have a site that was working fine until I changed a page title from "PRESS" to "BLOG." Now, when you visit the blog page, this error comes up:

There doesn't seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started. Need more help? We got it. You can create a wp-config.php file through a web interface, but this doesn't work for all server setups. The safest way is to manually create the file.

What's especially odd about this is, both wp-config.php and wp-config-sample.php are in the site root. Any ideas what's going on and how to remedy?

Thank you.

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    What precisely do you mean by "changed page title"? Where are WordPress files located in your site? Are they in same place as wp-config.php? Can you still access admin?
    – Rarst
    Nov 17, 2012 at 18:59
  • By "changed page title" I mean I had a page originally named "Press" and changed it(and it's slug) to "Blog". I believe the files are located one level below wp-config.php(which is normal?). And yes, I can still access admin. Nov 17, 2012 at 22:19

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Looks like you have 2 WordPress installations. One for the main site, other for the Blog.



If that's not on purpose, you have a blog folder in your site root that should be renamed/deleted as it contains a blank WordPress.

If you made a page on your main site titled Blog (and with blog slug), then change its slug and see what happens.

  • Interesting. The host setup for this particular site has had a lot of weird "kinks" in it, and this appears to be another. I deleted the blog folder per your direction, and everything works perfectly now. Thanks! Nov 17, 2012 at 22:34

do you have phisicaly blog directory? and even if yes its strange becouse that a not bug problem if file wp-config.php located one level above the wp install.

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