Installation madness o_O
I’ve successfully installed PHPBB3 forums, WordPress blogs etc etc… and somehow, I’m having a nightmare installing BBpress…
I’m not a coding/IT guru but I’m not a beginner either so this makes the thing even more frustrated. By wanting to make the installation process easy, the description lacks a lot of details I believe. Here’s what I have:
- Yahoo web hosting
- MySQL Server version: 4.1.14
- MySQL client version: 3.23.49
- phpMyAdmin latest version
1. download bbpress
2. upload it to gufugumu.com/bbpress
3. go to the url gufugumu.com/bbpress -> installation window appears fine
4. Step1 – fill the information
- Database name : guillos
- Database user : admin
- Database password : *********
Then comes the famous error : “There was a problem connecting to the database you specified. Please check the settings, then try again.”
So I can’t pass step1. I then look in the forum but could not find anything usefull. One would expect that installing a forum should not require advanced PHP or MySQL knowledge. This is quite annoying.
Also, if I try to remove the “-sample” from the “bb-config-sample.php” then I get the error message “ERROR: Could not establish a database connection”. Finally, I have also created the database in phpMyAdmin. Of course there’s 0 tables.
Any help would be extremly nice as I’m about to give up and go for PHPBB3…
Thanks in advance
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