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need more than step by step intall instructions


  • mysticalbatwoman
    Member

    @mysticalbatwoman

    I’m a really new website owner. I don’t know a lot about manipulating html code. I’ve read the step by step instructions for installing bbpress but It’s not enough …I need indepth instructions.

    This much I have done. Downloaded bbPress to my PC. Unzipped the file.

    I have WordPress already on my web host account.

    Where do I put bbpress? I would like to have them integrated.

    Do I put it under /wp-admin/?

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  • Create a directory called /forums/ and upload the bbPress files there. You definitely do not want to put them under /wp-admin/. If you have, you should delete those files.

    You can name the directory something else if you like.


    mysticalbatwoman
    Member

    @mysticalbatwoman

    I created a directory called /forum/

    now my remote system looks like this.

    picture of folder ..

    picture of folder.hcc.thumbs

    “” _db_backups

    “” cgi

    “”forum

    “”php_uploads

    “” stats

    “”wp-admin

    “”wp-content

    “”wp_includes

    etc.

    do I load bbpress into the /forums/ directory now?


    mysticalbatwoman
    Member

    @mysticalbatwoman

    I loaded bbpress into the /forums/ directory and then went to http://natureforkids.net/forum/bbpress/bb-admin/install.php

    I got this message:

    “There doesn’t seem to be a bb-config.php file. This usually means that you want to install bbPress. We’re now going to go through a few steps to get you up and running.”

    I followed the link and entered my database name and database user and password which I got from my host. I entered the info and got this message:

    “There was a problem connecting to the database you specified.

    Please check the settings, then try again. “

    I re-did this a couple times, checking and rechecking the database info. I keep getting this message.

    Copy the same values from your wp-config.php file in the root directory and try again. :-)


    mysticalbatwoman
    Member

    @mysticalbatwoman

    That helped so much. My host info needed to be changed. Thanks!

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