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I can install, just not where I want to!

  • piedpiper21


    Installation Done. But forum doesn’t show up!

    I’m facing exactly the same problem as he is. That is, I get a Page Not Found error when I access the link I told it to install to. I would like my forums to be installed at, but bbpress seems to insist I install on /forums/bbpress.

    He says that renaming his installation folder (this is the bbpress folder that you upload right?) worked for him. However, I’ve tried different ways of applying that with no results.

    1. I tried installing it in /forums and then renamed the directory after installing.

    2. I tried installing it in /bbpress and then put in the forum link as in Step 3.

    Any ideas?

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  • To have forums in sub-directory, upload the bbPress folder to your root, rename it and then install. You should be fine this way.



    By root, do you mean my public_html folder? If so, I’ve already tried that.



    At your web host, you already installed WordPress. So, if you’re using FTP, download bbPress to your desktop, then unzip it. It will be unzipped into a folder called bbpress. Rename that to forums on your desktop. Now, upload that whole folder to your web host, putting it into the same place where the folders wp-content, wp-includes and wp-admin are right now. If you do a directory listing there, you will have these directories now:


    Now, go to and you should see your forum installation. If you’ve already started the installation in another directory, you might need to get rid of some tables in the database.



    Okay, let me rephrase. I want to install my forum on

    When I upload the forums to the /forums directory, I can install bbPress. However, during the installation it insists that the link be If I try to modify the address during installation, I get the Page Not Found error later on.

    How can I install it so that my forums appear on ?

    Edit: Yes Chrishajer, I followed that earlier on. The problem is that the assigned URL becomes How do I remove that /bbscript from it?



    Newbie error. There was an extra directory level in the unzipped folder. *slaps forehead*

    Thanks for your help!

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