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I can install, just not where I want to!


  • piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    http://bbpress.org/forums/topic/installation-done-but-forum-doesnt-show-up

    I’m facing exactly the same problem as he is. That is, I get a Page Not Found error when I access the link I told it to install to. I would like my forums to be installed at http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/, but bbpress seems to insist I install on /forums/bbpress.

    He says that renaming his installation folder (this is the bbpress folder that you upload right?) worked for him. However, I’ve tried different ways of applying that with no results.

    1. I tried installing it in /forums and then renamed the directory after installing.

    2. I tried installing it in /bbpress and then put in the forum link as roadtoanimation.com/forums/ in Step 3.

    Any ideas?

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  • Ashfame
    Participant

    @ashfame

    To have forums in sub-directory, upload the bbPress folder to your root, rename it and then install. You should be fine this way.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    By root, do you mean my public_html folder? If so, I’ve already tried that.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    At your web host, you already installed WordPress. So, if you’re using FTP, download bbPress to your desktop, then unzip it. It will be unzipped into a folder called bbpress. Rename that to forums on your desktop. Now, upload that whole folder to your web host, putting it into the same place where the folders wp-content, wp-includes and wp-admin are right now. If you do a directory listing there, you will have these directories now:

    forums
    wp-admin
    wp-content
    wp-includes

    Now, go to http://roadtoanimation.com/forums/ and you should see your forum installation. If you’ve already started the installation in another directory, you might need to get rid of some tables in the database.


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Okay, let me rephrase. I want to install my forum on roadtoanimation.com/forums/

    When I upload the forums to the /forums directory, I can install bbPress. However, during the installation it insists that the link be roadtoanimation.com/forums/bbpress/. If I try to modify the address during installation, I get the Page Not Found error later on.

    How can I install it so that my forums appear on roadtoanimation.com/forums/ ?

    Edit: Yes Chrishajer, I followed that earlier on. The problem is that the assigned URL becomes roadtoanimation.com/forums/bbscript. How do I remove that /bbscript from it?


    piedpiper21
    Member

    @piedpiper21

    Newbie error. There was an extra directory level in the unzipped folder. *slaps forehead*

    Thanks for your help!

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