Godaddy installation issues
So I uploaded the uncompressed files as instructed. Which of course come wrapped in a folder. Not being instructed otherwise, I uploaded the entire folder, wondering silently how the server would know how to handle the files.
Item number 4 carries the rather cryptic instruction to “Visit the intended URL of the bbPress site” which I think means to go to the website to which the bbPress files have been uploaded. Which I did.
Then it says that “You will be greeted with the bbPress installer”
Of course this didn’t happen.
Okay, so I figured you must have to remove the containing folder after all. So reupped the files now in unwrapped form.
Having done this a screen did appear which queried for database info. I entered all of that and it said that it “couldn’t establish a connection with the database”.
So I went into godaddy and created a new one thinking perhaps the password was wrong (though I checked it three times).
Maybe this was my undoing: I looked at the Godaddy instructions for installing bbPress. They claim you should edit the bb_config file directly. So I put in the database info for the new database. The sticking point is always the host name which everyone defaults as ‘localhost’. But that doesn’t work with Godaddy. So I pulled the hostname from the Server variables and settings and put that in the quotes. I upped that and….
Now it is saying I have to edit a table prefix which I assume is this line:
$bb_table_prefix = ‘bb_';
I really have no idea what would go here.
Thanks for any help.
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