Wordpress installation not working after setting up

Hello! I just finished setting up Wordpress and got this message:

Installation complete. Access your new WordPress site in a browser to continue.

But when I go to the IP address of my droplet it says:

Please log into your Droplet with SSH to configure the WordPress installation.

What am I doing wrong? Thanks

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repeat the point once again may be you have missed some keypoints during the installation

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October 3, 2022

Hi @masonm012,

You need to add your Domain when configuring your WordPress website. As mentioned, you need to SSH to your Droplet and follow the steps there.

I can see you have some issues when loading/opening your domain, did you mention the domain in the setup, and is it pointed to your Droplet?

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October 2, 2022

Hello @masonm012

After you create a WordPress One-Click Droplet, you’ll need to log into the Droplet via SSH to finish the WordPress setup. If you try to visit the Droplet’s IP address before logging into the Droplet, you’ll see a DigitalOcean landing page.

To finish setup, connect to the Droplet as root. Make sure to substitute the Droplet’s public IPv4 address.

  1. ssh root@your_droplet_public_ipv4

Then, once your database is ready, the interactive script that runs will first prompt you for your domain or subdomain. For testing purposes, you can enter the IP address of the Droplet if you don’t have a domain setup yet.

More information here:


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