I have WordPress installed in the root directory of my web site. I made a sub-directory called “analytics” and uploaded the piwik files into a directory called “piwik”.
When I try to go to that directory to start the install I get the "file not found"error page (as in it looks like a page from my site). This is because WordPress won’t read the install.php or piwik.php file in the analytics/piwik directory. It automatically re-directs to the file not found error mesage. I think it involves adding some lines to my .htaccess file.
I recall having this problem many years ago when I was installing Media Wiki. I eventually got it to work. I have since removed it from my site so I no longer have the edits I made to the .htaccess file.
I’ve also modifiied the .htaccess file in order to get another analytics application called ThinkUp to work after seeking assistance in their message forum.
Had anyone else had this problem? If so, can you post a workaround? Thanks.