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  • InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    I am entering the database user name and password and am getting an error message saying “there was a problem connecting to the database, please check the settings”. I set up the database and password correctly but bbPress will not let me go further. What do I do?

    Thank you.

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  • johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Are you setting up a standalone bbPress install, or integrating with WordPress?

    Also – who is your webhost… are you on GoDaddy?


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    I just downloaded the zip file and uploaded the bbPress folder into the HTML directory and used <mydomain/bbpress> to set it up and am getting this message. I am using GoDaddy for hosting, yes.

    Thanks.


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    It is installed in my WP hosting account, so I guess it is not stand alone.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Ah ok, GoDaddy requires you to change some settings… there’s a nice writeup here:

    https://bbpress.org/forums/topic/cannot-select-db-error-and-godaddycom

    Here’s the key link:

    http://help.godaddy.com/article/39

    Hope that helps!


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Which config.php file is being referred to in the article? Will it be under the bbPress folder? Also where is the hostname required? bbPress installation only asks me for the username and password.

    Thanks.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    Your bb-config.php file is in the root of your bbpress installation… you can edit it in any plaintext editor.

    It looks something like this:

    https://trac.bbpress.org/browser/trunk/bb-config-sample.php


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    I used the host name in the database name field and still am getting the same error message.


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Also the bb-config.php has the ‘localhost’ in it already. So that issue does not seem to be it.

    Thanks.


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Ah. Do I put the database host name where the ‘localhost’ is in the config.php file?

    Thanks.


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Got through the first step and when I clicked on Step 2 I got an error message saying “DB Error:cannot select”. Any help?

    Thank you.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    If you also have a WordPress install that you’re sharing the database with, I think you can use the values in your WordPress config file in your bbPress bb-config.php…


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    I created a new database for bbPress.


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Where do Ifind the WP-config.php file? Did not see it in the root directory.


    johnhiler
    Member

    @johnhiler

    It should be in the root of the WordPress install?

    http://svn.automattic.com/wordpress/trunk/


    InvTrdr
    Member

    @invtrdr

    Found it. Thanks.

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