Re: can’t access admin dashboard
You have a directory or multiple directories protected with .htaccess. Check the bbpress directory for a file called .htaccess (leading dot, means it’s a hidden file.) It may have been protected through the 1&1 admin panel, or maybe it’s just been uploaded with FTP or by a shell account. That is what’s causing the basic auth dialog you see there. You need to get rid of that, or maybe that’s not the problem you’re talking about at all?
That is a completely different problem from the one I posted about, although you STILL don’t access bb-admin directly. Log in on the front page of your forum and it will show you an admin link next to your name if you have administrator capabilities.