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  • scoooooop
    Member

    @scoooooop

    Hey folks

    I’ve been trying to install bbpress and after six full attempts (including fresh db’s) I’ve given up. Every time I install it goes into a loop where I login and it takes me right back to the login page. There is no dashboard in site.

    I haven’t used any customizations and I don’t have wp running on the same db or site. I just install as described with the config.php filled in up to the email.

    There doesn’t seem to be any documentation that covers this, and I’ve installed WordPress many times (on other sites) with no problems. I’m using GoDaddy and I’ve tried 4.1 and 5.0 and I’ve tried deleting cookies and downloading both the zip and the tar.gz versions of 0.8.3 in case there was a problem with your file but I always end up with the same result.

    I expect I’ll be moving on to a different forum package but you may want to cover this in your instructions, could there be a issue with GoDaddy or with permissions?

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  • chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    What did you set mod_rewrite to in your config.php? If you set it to true or slugs, you might want to try setting it to false.

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    That’s right after the admin email you entered.

    Also, there used to be a problem where depending on which login form you used (the one in the header or the one in the body of the page after you fail to login) you would get in a redirect loop that said something to the effect of:

    The page isn't redirecting properly

    Firefox has detected that the server is
    redirecting the request for this address
    in a way that will never complete.

     

    If that doesn’t help, then I think posting the URL to the broken forum would be the best thing so people can see what’s actually going on.

    I don’t think it’s cookies or permissions. I think it’s the mod_rewrite setting and your host does not support rewrite rules in the .htaccess file, or you haven’t created the .htaccess.


    scoooooop
    Member

    @scoooooop

    Hi, no I had left the $bb->mod_rewrite = false; although I did try changing it to true once but with no success. I don’t know how to create .htaccess but like I said I’ve never had a problem setting up a WordPress site. Is that something specific to bbpress that I should know? I would have thought that my db/site host GoDaddy was big enough that if this was a problem someone would have come across it before! Thanks for the reply anyway.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    There’s nothing special to bbPress to get this working.

    What browser are you trying with? And is this always the admin user or have you created another user and tested with that?


    scoooooop
    Member

    @scoooooop

    I found my mistake, I had been putting the full address including http:// in the config.php, and when I took that out, all was well. Thanks for your help, much appreciated!


    scoooooop
    Member

    @scoooooop

    Bad news: when I went back to my site later, the formatting was all gone (white page with black and blue lettering to the left), and to get the page back to the normal bbpress format I added the http:// again, which put me back in a loop. I’m using IE (newest one) and I don’t understand how this can be an intermittent issue, but all I changed was the http:// in the config file.


    Sam Bauers
    Participant

    @sambauers

    If you supply the url of your site and the relevant contents of your config.php file I’m sure someone here can sort out your problem. People have used GoDaddy before, just without permalinks.


    chrishajer
    Participant

    @chrishajer

    By removing the http:// you removed the path to the theme and the CSS and that’s why it was blue and black and all over to the left. The style.css makes it look pretty, and your installation not longer had a valid path to the style.css.


    scoooooop
    Member

    @scoooooop

    Thanks for your help, I apparently have a problem with IE7 because when I went to reply here it wouldn’t let me login here either!! I downloaded Firefox and I was able to login to both my site and this site. Never had that problem before, is that a cookie problem? Anyway I’m happy now. Thanks again.

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