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    I successfully installed vbulletin, or at least I received the "successful install" message after completing installation process. I deleted the install.php file as instructed. When I click the "here" link to the control panel all I see is a blank white screen. The URL is correct.

    I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but there was no file named config.php in the download. There was a file config.php.new, which I assumed was the proper config file, so I renamed it to config.php.

    Here is the source for the index.php file as displayed in my browser. As you can see, there is nothing there.

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <HTML><HEAD>
    <META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"></HEAD>
    <BODY></BODY></HTML>

    I don't know if this is anything to do with it, but the value I added during installation for the BB URL was http://www.merrypranksters.com/vbulletin. Should this have had more info, such as http://www.merrypranksters.com/vbull...min/index.php? Also, the actual directory structure is http://www.merrypranksters.com/www/v...min/index.php, but I never add the "www". But I don't see why these directory issues would have affected the creation of the index.php3 since the install process obviously found the files ok or it would have returned errors.

    I also sent this to tech support. Any suggestions from the community?

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    Reupload admin/index.php, making sure you upload in ASCII format.
    Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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    • #3
      Problem solved

      Thanks a million. That worked! I'm mystified by why installation overwrote the index.php file with an empty file. Was it supposed to be making a change to index.php?

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      • #4
        No, the installation would not edit index.php, or any php file. Glad it worked!
        Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
        Change CKEditor Colors to Match Style (for 4.1.4 and above)

        Steve Machol Photography


        Mankind is the only creature smart enough to know its own history, and dumb enough to ignore it.


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