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Doesn't Play Well with Others

  • johncalvinhall


    Hello All,

    I have setup a localhost on my computer. I am planning on migrating from and moving to a registered domain, and before I start shelling out the $$$, I would like to be somewhat familiar with what I am doing.

    After installing PWS, I added WordPress software. Everything is working great, and I am loving what I see. Now I tried installing bbPress, so I can have a forum, and it is hairballing on me!

    I am strongly suspicious that the problem lies somewhere with MySQL. I fill out the setup info, and it responds with:

    There was a problem connecting to the database you specified.

    Please check the settings, then try again.

    Where do I find MySQL on my computer? Can I not have separate databases?


    I am not a cyber-guru, and I am hoping that I don’t have to become one! :)

    Any help you can provide would be great!

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  • read the database details from wp-config.php

    same values should be in bb-config.php

    for localhost

    fill in the database name you have created

    username – ‘root’

    password – blank

    If you need further help or want to chat about all this, you can get in touch with me via IM. I offer professional services too.

    and yes you can have diff databases but since its for a single site, I would recommend you to keep both of them in a single db



    Land Sakes! I get one problem fixed and it still gives grief.

    I did as you said, and you were right. It wasn’t my username and password as much as it was the name of the MySQL database, which is ‘wordpress’.

    I entered the name of the database, username, and password. It now responds, “Great, saved bb-config.php. Let’s go to Step 2.”

    Then I try to move onto Step 2 and it says, “You are missing bb-config.php. This means you are setting things up for the first time.”

    The result? It loops me back to where I was!

    … long delay… John has a brainstorm….

    I figured out what to do!

    I basically lied to it, and said the config file was generated properly. Actually, I snagged the bb-config-sample.php, changed the parameters in there (database name, username, password), and saved it as bb-config.php.

    The little bugger is now behaving properly!

    Bah! If I survive this, I am going to be a monster guru! :)

    Thanks ashfame for your help! Your advice is priceless.




    I generally follow this guide:

    I think here is all what you will need –

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