Details of the errors
If you are installing WordPress MU in a sub directory and have an installation of WordPress running in the root of you Domain. You may run into a number of errors:
“There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file. I need this before we can get started.”
And a button for Create Configuration File, if clicked nothing happens.
If you create a wp-config.php file you may see the following error.
“Problem in wp-config.php – $base is set to BASE when it should be the path like “/” or “/blogs/”! Please fix it!”
if you fix that error in your config file, it may follow up with this next error.
Warning! VHOST must be ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in wp-config.php
Once you are past that error you may see the following:
Error establishing a database connection
To fix this do the following:
- 1. Go to your root WordPress installation (or the one in the directory above it) and temporarily rename the wp-config.php file (i use wp-config-working.php).
- 2. If you created a wp-config file in your the sub directory for your new install remove it.
- 3. Then load the page for your new installation and you should get the simple configuration interface.
- 4. Once the installation is complete return to your root install and rename your config file back to wp-config.php.