Installing wordpress.org

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Hi,
I am having trouble installing wordpress manually. I keep getting a smarty error saying it cant read the resources when I try to go to the install.php. Please let me know what information you may need to help me out. Thank you for your time.

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Hi bdelatte,

What is the exact error message you get?

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Warning: Smarty error: unable to read resource: "/var/www/vhosts/edsaplan.com/httpdocs/app/views/errors/error404.tpl" in /var/www/vhosts/edsaplan.com/httpdocs/vendor/Smarty/Smarty.class.php on line 1095

I am using media temple's dedicated virtual  3.5 for the host, uploading using filezilla to there plesk 8.3.0 control panel. The website is edsaplan.com and the blog is in a subdirectory /design matters/ (www.edsaplan.com/designmatters/wp-admin/install.php). For some reason in the host I was forced to put the designmatters in an httpdocs folder, it would not let me add the /designmatters/ directory  directly into the root. So it may be edsaplan.com/httpdocs/designmatters/, but I'm not sure. I also created a subdomain and uploaded the files there to see if that worked, but got the same error (designmatters.edsaplan.com). Attached is the wp-config.php with the password xxxed out.


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That's...weird.

WordPress doesn't use Smarty out of the box.  Are you attempting to install this inside of an existing site?
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Yes, the existing site is edsaplan.com . It is fully functional flash website, I am trying to add a wordpress blog directory. It should read edsaplan.com/designmatters when you want to view the blog.

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Any further suggestions? Could it be the wp-config.php, the upload, or the flash site that is currently built under the primary domain?

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It's not the wp-config file for this error.  What's going on is smarty is trying to display a 404 error page when you try to access install.php

This indicates that smarty is running where it shouldn't be and/or the WordPress installation isn't where you think it is. Since all I get are 404 errors when I try to get to WordPress it's kind of hard to test theories :)

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I tried loading a different .php file and access it through the url and I got the same error. i have attached some images of the cpanel file manager. The first image is the root folder. form there it will not allow me to create a directory in the root so I add a directory in the /httpdocs/ folder shown in the second image called design matters. the third image is the contents of the /designmatters/ folder. hope this helps.
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Try installing the file to the public folder.

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do you know which folder is the public one?
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The one named "public" in httpdocs?

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haha it works! thank you

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