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Install screen after site transfer WordPress


Hi Guys

I've just installed a Wordpress site at hostgator that i transferred from

I imported the database adn all the tables are there.

I uploaded the wp-content.php folder

I edited the wp-config.php file with the new db details

However when i do to veiw the site I am getting the install screen

Which I should not see as i have already installed everything

I have checked my .htaccess file which looks ok

Any tips on what i've done wrong or missed?


Answers (7)


Arnav Joy answers:

I think you have entered incorrect info in wp-config.php file also check its permission , it should be 644

Steve Watson comments:

Arnav I've emailed you... i can not work it out even with all the helpful posts from everyone.


Hariprasad Vijayan answers:

Hi Steve,

Check wp-config.php once again. Make sure all the details are correct with new server

I think something not proper in your new configuration.check database name, username, password and table prefix in wp-config.php

Hariprasad Vijayan comments:

Check table prefix in your old database. I think its wrong in your new configuration.

Steve Watson comments:

Thanks Hariprasad!

Hariprasad Vijayan comments:

You are welcome. :)


Fahad Murtaza answers:

Please do one thing. Delete the wp-config file. And use the installer to add the database name, username and password. It will create the config file for you but you won't need to do complete steps again. It will tell you you already have wordpress installed and thats all :)

Fahad Murtaza comments:

and sometimes its just misspelled wp-config.php in the name or in the extension. Thats how it can't find the file. If its spelled correctly, it will give a database error if database settings are incorrect.


S├ębastien | French WordpressDesigner answers:

database settings are probably wrong in your wp-config.php


Nirmal answers:

Currently it says you are missing the wp-config.php file.
Keep a backup and go setting up with the new database name and its details. Make sure you provided already imported database, so it wont setup the WP again rather it will simply create the wp-config file again.


phppoet answers:

I am pretty sure that you didn't entered your database information in correct wp-config.php file . Please recheck the location of your installation and wp-config.php file database information.


Balanean Corneliu answers:

Look on the button of the wp-config and check if the target URL is not changed.