How to Fix WordPress “Installation Already Exists” Issue


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So you’re unable to install WordPress and get the “Installation Already Exists” error. Let us show you how to fix it.

In this video you’ll learn:
How to fix “installation already exists” error
How to reinstall the application by uninstalling the existing application
How to remove a WordPress Installation and Directory
How to reinstall WordPress on a domain in Softaculous

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27 Comments
  • Donald McLaughlin
    Posted at 02:47h, 23 August

    Thanks, I had that problem and you showed me how to fix it.

  • Digital mart
    Posted at 16:37h, 28 August

    Thanks very helpful♥

  • Linda Beurskens
    Posted at 10:39h, 29 August

    Great tutorial. However when I click on the top left on Softaculous name I get an overview with all the apps to install. What is already installed is not showing like you show in the tutorial. I have 2 wordpress installations but can't delete them the way you are showing. Is there another way to remove a wordpress installation through the software? Thank you in advance

  • Umang Kankani
    Posted at 07:43h, 04 September

    Thank you so much. It helped

  • jampana siva
    Posted at 05:54h, 12 September

    Thanks a lot same issue , I just resolved now

  • Eonline Sale
    Posted at 09:32h, 12 September

    thank you sir

  • Jordie92
    Posted at 15:36h, 18 October

    All my files are mixed in with my FIRST website, which I want to keep. I only want to delete wordpress from the SECOND website that I have registered. How do I make sure I don't delete it all?

  • Arturo Gutierrez
    Posted at 01:05h, 20 October

    thank you

  • Wayne Donoghue
    Posted at 12:37h, 31 October

    Thanks a lot! It worked

  • Kingi Nest
    Posted at 16:21h, 02 November

    Thanku..this is so helpful..🤓

  • FifaJay TM
    Posted at 13:08h, 10 November

    Thanks alooot

  • Michelle Devon
    Posted at 04:54h, 30 November

    Thank you! This worked beautifully and was easy to understand!

  • Jherlee Pagulayan
    Posted at 01:42h, 19 December

    Thank you so much!

  • Lacey Anders
    Posted at 02:22h, 19 December

    Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Electrician Orewa
    Posted at 09:28h, 30 December

    Good man!!!

  • mat nice
    Posted at 22:47h, 04 February

    Hey Thank you. I have a question, what if your new domain does not show up here in the first place 2:55 ? And you've already updated your DNS

  • HasuZerg
    Posted at 15:57h, 09 February

    ty so much its worked perfectly !

  • Zaid Khan
    Posted at 05:27h, 13 February

    Thanks dude i was worried 🙂

  • Giverny-Bernadette Petersen
    Posted at 10:31h, 12 March

    this video literally solved my issue in less than 2min. would have been sitting on the phone to my hosting provider trying to get this sorted out . what a breeze thanks so much

  • JB
    Posted at 21:55h, 20 March
  • Komal Chahal
    Posted at 00:13h, 25 March

    Thank you is realy help me alot this video

  • Angelica Teran
    Posted at 14:08h, 10 April

    What if I don't see the installation icon? I can't find it

  • camilo reyes venegas
    Posted at 04:30h, 24 April

    thanks so much! take your fucking like

  • Tuang Pu
    Posted at 00:59h, 05 May

    Thank you so much.

  • Yogesh Parashar
    Posted at 05:33h, 05 May

    thank you

  • Rutflare
    Posted at 08:57h, 08 May

    thank you so much

  • Alejandro Saldana
    Posted at 05:05h, 18 May

    despues de instalar el wordpress en el link que me genera wp-admin intento ingresar y me marca error 404 ayuda por favor…!