I am a newbie to CiviCRM. I have installed CiviCRM 4.7.18 on WordPress4.7.4 and it failed.
The db password for CiviCRM and wp admin password does not contain any special character.
Everything on installation page was green with green checks.
After I pressed "check requirements and install", I did see successful installation message then the page redirects to
And I see the following:
System Status: Error
Cron Not Running
Configure Default Mailbox
View details and manage alerts
Configure Your Dashboard Refresh Dashboard Data
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Your dashboard provides a one-screen view of the data that's most important to you. Graphical or tabular data is pulled from the reports you select, and is displayed in 'dashlets' (sections of the dashboard).
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Using my backup I made before installing CiviCrm I have tried again this time I changed permission for civicrm and files folder to 777 from 755, thought that was the problem.
Create the /wp-content/plugins/files/ directory and ensure it is writable. CiviCRM uses this directory for temporary and uploaded files. (Source: https://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRMDOC/Installing+CiviCRM+for+WordPress#InstallingCiviCRMforWordPress-2.WordPressInstalled)
Since I have a backup I can restore to and also delete and re-create sql db/user, I do not mind going at it again, but I think I might be missing something and it's better to know what and try again with the possible solution.
Any help/suggestion is appreciated.