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getting an installation error but the bb has been running for a week

  • I installed bbpress about a week ago and it was running fine until yesterday when it started returning this message when you go to the site:

    Oh Dear!

    An invalid configuration file was found at bb-config.php

    The installation cannot continue.

    Usually this is caused by one of the database connection settings being incorrect. Make sure that the specified user has appropriate permission to access the database.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks. Mike

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  • chrishajer


    So, what does your bb-config.php look like?

    Also, this happened to me recently due to something completely stupid that I did. I was trying to solve a connection problem (connecting Navicat to the database through an SSH tunnel) and I reset my MySQL password with phpMyAdmin to be certain I was using a valid password. I forget that I had also used that account for the database connection in bb-config.php as well. So, I noticed later that bbPress stopped working with that same exact error.

    It would be worthwhile to try connecting to the database with the details that are currently in the bb-config.php to see if the connection details still work.

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