Unable to Create new Website on Windows

Issue Summary

I am using the latest version 7.0.2+6395, but still unable to Create a New Website. I have tried it both with NGnix and Apache
This is what the Error Screen Looks like


Troubleshooting Questions

Yes, it happens for all my new sites, I have tried both nginx and Apache but still no luck.?


Try Creating a New WordPress Website on a Windows Machine, using PHP v8 [that’s what i have tried it with] and any Webserver [nginx, apache].

System Details


  • Windows 10 Home

  • OS Buil: 19045.3086

  • Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.19041.1000.0

  • Attach the Local Log. See this Help Doc for instructions on how to do so:

Security Reminder

Local does a pretty good job of scrubbing private info from the logs and the errors it produces, however there’s always the possibility that something private can come through. Because these are public forums, always review the screenshots you are sharing to make sure there isn’t private info like passwords being displayed.

@tanmalik786 Try removing the special characters from the admin password – these can be problematic when creating a new install on Windows. Once WordPress is installed, you can change your password to something more elaborate through the WP admin, or using the command line tool.

Ahh … let me give it a try right now!
Will update you

@burt thanks a lot, it worked!

I have been struggling with it since ages now.


Great to hear! Enjoy your day.


How can I mark it as ‘Resolved’?

I just realized that I’ve never started a topic, so have never had to do that. :slight_smile:

Depending on the config, you may be able to mark it as the topic owner, but it may also be limited to moderators. This image shows where you may find it, next to each reply, if you have access to do so:

I tried all these …


Looks like moderator or may be it’s time bound!

Hi @tanmalik786 -

Thanks for letting us know it worked, I will mark this as resolved now!

@burt you’re the MVP - we appreciate you. :green_heart:


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