Re: Install help. Can't seem to get it going.
There’s no need to have all those folders. Just put bbPress into a folder called whatever you want (forums?) and call it a day.
If you took the database connection details from your wp-config.php, be sure you don’t copy the CONSTANT names as well, just the variable part (the part about your database.) The constants are named differently in bb-config.php and wp-config.php.
If you copied over just the variable portion, then you did something wrong because it will connect in both places (WordPress and bbPress) if you have the connection details correct. It’s telling you right here that it’s not.