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I installed EE 3.5.4 on a local server (Wamp 3.0.6 - Windows 10), during the installation script execution, the CSS files were not taken into account, then the installation display was summary. The installation worked well.

When I entered in the admin page, the same problem occurred: the CSS files were not taken into account, there was only text. Then I looked at the path of the CSS file and it had admin.php in the path

href="http://localsite/admin.php/themes/ee/cp/css/common.min.css

The httpd.conf

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
LoadModule vhost_alias_module modules/mod_vhost_alias.so
# Virtual hosts
Include conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf

the httpd-vhosts.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName localsite
    DocumentRoot "d:/drive/sites/www/localsite"
    <Directory  "d:/drive/sites/www/localsite/">
        Options +Indexes +Includes +FollowSymLinks +MultiViews
        AllowOverride All
        Require local
    </Directory>
</VirtualHost>

Inside the Windows hosts file:

127.0.0.1 localhost
::1 localhost

127.0.0.1   localsite
::1 localsite

This problem never happened to me before. I managed to solve the problem

In the config.php file:

system/user/config/config.php

I added:

$config['theme_folder_url'] = 'http://localsite/themes/';

And now the CSS path is right (no more admin.php):

href="http://localsite/themes/ee/cp/css/common.min.css

Really I do not understand this problem, is it possible to remove admin.php in the CSS path without modifying the config.php file?

PS : i tried to install EE2, there was a problem with the images path.

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    I've never seen this before - it seems that somehow during the installation, admin.php was added to the site URL. This value doesn't have to be changed via config.php - it can also be changed in the URL and path settings in the control panel. But it is fixed now yes? – Derek Hogue Mar 22 '17 at 20:34
  • Hi Derek, me too I've never seen this before. I tried many times, each time the installation script was without CSS, the admin panel too. Yes the config.php modification has solved the problem. I wrote this post in case an other person encounter the same problem. I will investigate the Wamp setting. – Stéphane Mar 23 '17 at 0:32
  • It could give an headache for someone who doesn't know how to set config.php and Wamp – Stéphane Mar 23 '17 at 0:35
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I've found a solution:

In the httpd.conf (Windows 10, Wampserver 3.0.6 64 Bit)

I replaced:

DocumentRoot "${INSTALL_DIR}/www" 
<Directory "${INSTALL_DIR}/www/">

to the name of my sites root:

DocumentRoot "D:/drive/sites/www"
<Directory "D:/drive/sites/www/">

I removed:

$config['theme_folder_url'] = 'http://localsite/themes/';

In the config.php file:

system/user/config/config.php

And now, no more problems with the CSS path, not need anymore to change this value via config.php. It was a Wamp (3.0.6) , Apache (2.4.23) config setting.

The Answers from those questions helped me to solve this problem:

https://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/43522/how-to-change-the-www-root-directory-on-wampserver

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