after installing the CiviCRM plugin, I read:"CiviCRM is almost ready. You must configure CiviCRM for it to work." If I click the link to configure, or do the following:
"Then go to Settings > CiviCRM Installer: http:///wp-admin/options-general.php?page=civicrm-install You should see the CiviCRM Installer screen."

then I see only the left and top menu, with 'Settings>CiviCRM Installer' highlit, and a reminder to update Wordpress, but nothing else.

I'm installing CiviCRM 4.6.16 in Wordpress 4.5

I looked for but didn't find .../civicrm.settings.php .

Dec 2016 - I have now re-installed MySql, PHP & wordpress and again activated CiviCRM, but face the same situation on trying to install CiviCRM: a grey blank center of the screen, with wordpress options on top and left edge.

This LAMP stack is on Ubuntu server 16.0.1.

  • Could you clarify your question with screenshots and more specifically describe the steps you have taken?
    – Coleman
    May 14, 2016 at 23:48
  • Here's a screenshot: imgur.com/RFaiuCk
    – Brian Cady
    May 15, 2016 at 11:59
  • Thanks for responding Coleman, Here's a before-clicking-screenshot: imgur.com/caRu3zT Here's an after-clicking-one: imgur.com/RFaiuCk I'll try to be more specific, but my memory is so short I forget exactly what I did. I did try to reload the civiCRM plugin, this time by wget, which is why there are two civicrm plugins in the before screenshot. This didn't solve things. I also loosened permissions for some folders/directories.
    – Brian Cady
    May 15, 2016 at 12:11
  • Well, I'm now seeking professional help (for the CiviCRM installation) through GreenLeaf, in nearby Guilford CT.
    – Brian Cady
    May 16, 2016 at 18:09
  • I guess there's no one home at Greenleaf - I'm trying to get php error logging working, but there's no /var/www/php* , curiously enough.
    – Brian Cady
    May 18, 2016 at 6:37

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Install civicrm 4.7, not 4.6...LTS

  • Thanks for posting an answer. Any idea why it works with CiviCRM 4.7 but not 4.6? Jun 6, 2017 at 16:22

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