chrisjb (@chrisjb)

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  • Right bascally I downloaded the whole thing again, deleted mine (except my config.php file) uploaded it to my site again and now it seems to work – I’m guessing some of the files didn’t upload the first time. Thans for everyones help.

    OK I found out that I’m not localhost I’m remotemysqlhost. Other than that everything is right I think, but I still get the same message. Any ideas?

    I’ve checked in cPanel and I’m pretty sure I’ve got the names right. it autimatically shortened themboy7_bbpress to themboy7bbpres when I created the database.

    I’ve contacted my host AN Hosting now, referencing this thread, so hopefully they can resolve the problem.

    To my knowledge the answers are yes. I’m pretty sure I’ve double checked.

    the other thing is i get this message when i load the config.php file in my browser:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/themboy7/public_html/forum/config.php on line 40

    but if i change my akismet key to false and load config.php i get this message:

    Error establishing a database connection

    This either means that the username and password information in your config.php file is incorrect or we can’t contact the database server at localhost.

    * Are you sure you have the correct username and password?

    * Are you sure that you have typed the correct hostname?

    * Are you sure that the database server is running?

    Yeah i already renamed it – actually I copied it and changed the name of my copy then edited it:


    // ** MySQL settings ** //

    define(‘BBDB_NAME’, ‘themboy7_bbpres’); // The name of the database

    define(‘BBDB_USER’, ‘themboy7_tmgforu’); // Your MySQL username

    define(‘BBDB_PASSWORD’, ‘**********’); // …and password

    define(‘BBDB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple forums in a single database.

    $bb_table_prefix = ‘bb_’; // Only letters, numbers and underscores please!

    // If your bbPress URL is , the examples would be correct.

    // Adjust the domain and path to suit your actual URL.

    // Just the domain name; no directories or path. There should be no trailing slash here.

    $bb->domain = ‘;; // Example: ‘;

    // There should be both a leading and trailing slash here. ‘/’ is fine if the site is in root.

    $bb->path = ‘/forum/’; // Example: ‘/forums/’

    // What are you going to call me?

    $bb->name = ‘TMG Forum’;

    // This must be set before running the install script.

    $bb->admin_email = ‘’;

    // Set to true if you want pretty permalinks.

    $bb->mod_rewrite = true;

    // The number of topics that show on each page.

    $bb->page_topics = 30;

    // A user can edit a post for this many minutes after submitting.

    $bb->edit_lock = 60;

    // Your timezone offset. Example: -7 for Pacific Daylight Time.

    $bb->gmt_offset = 0;

    // Your Akismet Key. You do not need a key to run bbPress, but if you want to take advantage

    // of Akismet’s powerful spam blocking, you’ll need one. You can get an Akismet key at


    $bb->akismet_key = ***********;

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