I’m installed But Get 404 Not Found
I just finished installing and now, when I click on say the first post I get a 404 Not Found the requested url http:// was not found on this server.
I have mod_rewrite set to false and, oh, because I’m hosted by Yahoo, I’m not allowed to have a .htaccess file.
A URL to your site would help with some of these problems.
If your website is at http://www.my_site.com/, whatever folder beneath that level where you installed bbPress is the URL you should list in your config. So if you installed it in /forums/bbpress then yes, that is that is what would be in your config.
Normally, you would use a subfolder right inside your website root folder. So, when you unzip bbPress, it creates a bbpress folder. You can rename that to forums if you want to access your site at http://www.my_site.com/forums/ – if you put that bbpress folder inside the forums folder, then the URL is going to be http://www.my_site.com/forums/bbpress .
Hmmm – can you post a URL where this is visible? I can’t imagine why there would be no URL after the http:// in the 404 message (unless you edited that out so the world would not see it.)
Well, guess what? I just went and deleted all of the bbpress database tables and deleted the forums sub-directory.
I’m going to do a fresh install. I think I should have installed bbPress inside the WP subdirectory and I think you and I have discussed this before.
But, I’m an idiot today I guess. So, if you don’t mind, this time when I install I should ftp bbPress to wordpress correct? WP is the main page (top level domain).
So the url would be what? http://www.my_site.com/wordpress/bbpress?
Or, am I totally off base here. Once again, I’m hosted by Yahoo and cannot make a .htaccess file and I will leave my mod_rewrite = false if that makes a difference.
BTW, I’m not going to register users on the main site, so there’s no need to integrate WP with bbPress.
Whatever file your wp-config.php is in is where you normally want your bbpress folder. That would give you one of two things:
http://www.site.com/ (where this is actually WordPress for your site)
http://www.site.com/bbpress (bbPress forum)
http://www.site.com/wordpress (WordPress blog)
http://www.site.com/wordpress/bbpress (bbPress forum)
Lots of people use WordPress alone for their website. If you are using it for your site, and your site is at http://www.site.com, and you want bbpress in a folder called bbpress, then drop the bbpress folder into the root folder for your site (wherever wp-config.php is.)
IF you don’t need integration, and you have a website, a blog (WordPress) and want a forum (bbPress) just put the bbpress folder at the same level as the wordpress folder. So you would have this:
If you are not concerned with integration, and you have a website AND a WordPress install, then I would do the option directly above (with bbpress and wordpress directories at the same level.)
Hope that makes sense.
So, first of all, thank you for all of your help.
I guess what I was doing wrong was creating a sub-directory called “forum” and then uploading the bbpress folder into that. I think that changed the address when it tried to access the files. For instance, rather than being http://www.my_site.com/forums it ended up being http://www.my_site.com/forums/bbpress. My guess is it couldn’t find it.
So, what I did was, and I’m sure everyone reading this is thinking “Duh” was to create a sub-directory named forum so the address would be http://www.my_site.com/forum and then upload the bbpress “files” not the folder their housed in. Worked like a charm and even the sign-in page for step 1 looked like a WP sign-in sheet.
Thanks again for you help. I’m done for the night, but I’m sure I’ll be back soon as I try to set this thing up. Have a great night.
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