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Cannot select DB. at Install

  • I uploaded everything then went to install, just to be faced by “Cannot select DB.”

    I had a look around these forums but can’t seem to find anything to get it working. WordPress is working fine from the same database.

    Thanks in advance for any help

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  • Please ignore, I’m not entirely sure how but I’ve got it working.

    I am having this same problem at install, “Cannot select DB.”

    I have only bbPress and not wordPress, so mine is a simple setup.

    Any ideas on what the problem could be?

    What are you trying to install bbPress on? php and mySQL on a unix, windows, mac, etc? Here is a common issue with installing on a MAC and is the database a localhost installation? If you could give us a bit more we should be able to work towards a solution for you! Check to make sure you have all the correct information in your config.php because it isn’t able to see the database that you are putting in it.


    Thanks, Trent!

    It was the BBDB_HOST setting – I just had to find out the host for my database.

    Glad to hear you got it working!



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