Please help me ... it has been 3 days trying to install Elgg :(

Please help me .. I am dieing here .. it has been 3 days I am trying to install elgg 1.85 and 1.86 into my localhost wamp server. I have followed every instruction and recommendation in the we web ... I even tried to install it in my host server no use ... all give me "We think your server is running the Apache web server.

  • The rewrite test failed and the most likely cause is that AllowOverride is not set to All for Elgg's directory. This prevents Apache from processing the .htaccess file which contains the rewrite rules.

    A less likely cause is Apache is configured with an alias for your Elgg directory and you need to set the RewriteBase in your .htaccess. There are further instructions in the .htaccess file in your Elgg directory."

Please help me .. I even tried elgg version 1.7 after I pass the database install I get an error "elgg The requested URL /audi/social/action/systemsettings/install was not found on this server."

I have done all changes for .htaccess "RewriteBase /" and " RewriteBase /elgg/"

no use .. nothing worked....

  • Looks like AllowOverride problem itself.

    Go to httpd.conf.

    Find line similar to: <Directory "c:/wamp/www/">

    Find AllowOverride directive below and change it to be:

    AllowOverride all

    Restart wamp.

    If it does not help, make sure mod_rewrite is enabled in Apache.

  • I did before positing here ..  here it is:

    "<Directory "d:/wamp/www/">
        # Possible values for the Options directive are "None", "All",
        # or any combination of:
        #   Indexes Includes FollowSymLinks SymLinksifOwnerMatch ExecCGI MultiViews
        # Note that "MultiViews" must be named *explicitly* --- "Options All"
        # doesn't give it to you.
        # The Options directive is both complicated and important.  Please see
        # for more information.
        Options Indexes FollowSymLinks

        # AllowOverride controls what directives may be placed in .htaccess files.
        # It can be "All", "None", or any combination of the keywords:
        #   Options FileInfo AuthConfig Limit
        AllowOverride all

        # Controls who can get stuff from this server.
    #   onlineoffline tag - don't remove
        Order Deny,Allow
        Deny from all
        Allow from



    Please help .. I have tried everything I can think of for 3 days.. I even downloaded previous versions for PHP MySQL and Apache here they are:

    Apache versions: 2.2.22 and 2.2.14 both same error

    MySQL versions: 5.5.24 and 5.1.41 both same error

    PHP versions: 5.3.13 and 5.2.2 both same error

    Please help ... I am disprate ..

  • I've never used wamp, but if you're not against switching packages give xampp a try - Elgg works out of the box on it with no configuration tweaking necessary.

  • We have already added an installation information for Xampp @

  • I have tried XAMPP before .. it was one of the things I tried and it gave me the same error... but .. I am willing to give another try .. this time I will make sure to uninstall wamp ... before installing xamp ... I will be back to tell you my finds....

  • try left click on wamp-> apache->httpd.conf

    change from 

    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/


    LoadModule rewrite_module modules/


    save and restart wamp

  • Woohooo .. it worked .. I installed xamp 1.7.4 ... elgg 1.8.6 .. and it worked ..  thank you all ... I almost gave up on elgg .. thank you so much for your help and I hope we talk again if I have any other problem show up ... thanks ...

  • kostis ... I am willing to try that now .. just for the sake that I like wamp more than xamp..  if it worked I will let you know ...

  • Oh My God ... KOSTIS ... you are the man ... that did it ... nothing else worked ... I did not change anything in .htaccess yet .. but it is working thank God ...

    now I have:

    wamp 2.2

    php 5.3.13

    MyAQL 5.5.24

    Apache 2.2.22

    Installed successfully elgg 1.8.6

Feedback and Planning

Feedback and Planning

Discussions about the past, present, and future of Elgg and this community site.