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Offline Dave E

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Seeing Nothing But Blank Page When Installing
« on: April 17, 2017, 09:16:29 AM »
Hi, this is the first time that I have tried to install SMF. I have (I believe) gone through the FTP upload process correctly, and done the CHMOD values (I believe) correctly (changing all files to 666 and all folders to 777. But when I type into my Chrome browser the url address asked to run the install process........

"www".mydomain.com/stuff/install.php

All I see is a blank page. Could someone please help resolve this issue, as I am not sure what I may bee doing wrong?

SMF Version : 2-0-13

PS : The directory created for the forum is named "stuff".

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Re: Seeing Nothing But Blank Page When Installing
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2017, 09:47:38 AM »
Hello!

Try 755 for directories and 644 for files. On some hosts, 777 and 666 may cause this type of errors.
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Offline Dave E

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Re: Seeing Nothing But Blank Page When Installing
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2017, 10:55:44 AM »
Hi there d3vcho(); and thanks very much for your reply.
I have done the suggestions that you gave and they worked as far as not seeing a blank page and being able to proceed with the installation. That looked to be going well but when I was able to go to the forum (after all the installation was complete), all I could see was/is what I have tried to attach to this post. I'm not sure why this is, maybe you can help again?

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Re: Seeing Nothing But Blank Page When Installing
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 11:07:03 AM »
run What is repair_settings.php? to fix your paths.

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Re: Seeing Nothing But Blank Page When Installing
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2017, 12:14:03 PM »
Thank you very much Illori, when running that file, I found that several "paths" were showing hxxp:127.0.0.1/....Thankfully [nonactive] the repair file also showed the correct "paths", and I wa able to edit them. Now everything looks fine.