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  • chrishajer


    “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

    –Benjamin Franklin

    I hope you were making changes with each subsequent installation. If so, what did you try?

    Try setting permalinks to false instead of true or slugs, in your config.php, like this:

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    If that works, then it’s a pretty permalinks issue.

    Hmmm. I think that might have helped but my forums looks reallly bad =(

    Edit: Actually now when I log in, it takes me here:

    And yes I did make changes like adding the functions code, but I don’t think I need to use it, do I?



    It looks bad because the path to your style.css is wrong. The stylesheet should be here, but it’s not:

    So, where is it really? I suspect the path in the config.php and the URL you are using to access the forum are not the same, and that’s why you see the forum without any styling.

    Wait – it’s actually here:

    So, in your config you called the directory forums but you actually installed it in the directory bbpress. You need to fix your config.php.

    You have this:

    $bb->uri = ‘’;

    It needs to be this:

    $bb->uri = ‘’;

    (or, you can leave the config alone and change the name of the bbpress directory to forums.)

    Fix that and everything will look as it should. You may need to do a hard refresh or clear the cache in your browser to see the effect of the changes. CTRL SHIFT R in Firefox.

    Rahul Bansal


    chrishajer is right about issue with ‘slugs’

    only false option works… :-(

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    are they rectifying this in next version??

    That is great. I really appreciate your help but now I want to integrate it into wordpress. How can I do this?

    This is how I edited my config:

    // The rest is only useful if you are integrating bbPress with WordPress.

    // If you’re not, just leave it as it is.

    $bb->wp_table_prefix = ‘craz_’; // WordPress table prefix. Example: ‘wp_’;

    $bb->wp_home = ‘’; // WordPress – Options->General: Blog address (URL) // Example: ‘’

    $bb->wp_siteurl = ‘’; // WordPress – Options->General: WordPress address (URL) // Example: ‘’

    /* Stop editing */



    rahul286: the false option always works for all servers. The other options work but require some configuration on your end. So, setting it to false is the quickest and easiest way to get going. It’s not a problem with bbPress, it’s a problem with configuration on a lot of servers.



    crazlunatic: did you try it? That looks like what you need to do for integration, to me. Oh, except I think you need to do that before you install, so that your user tables are integrated. If you changed that after installation, install again.

    Integration next week will be different with the release of WordPress 2.5 and the latest bbPress 0.9.

    I added the code but nothing changed:



    What are you expecting from integration? Integration here means the user information is shared, that’s about it. If you want your bbPress installation to look like your WordPress blog, there is more work to be done. I’m guessing that’s what you’re expecting: you want your forum to look like your blog?

    yes that’s what I wanted. I think I misinterpreted integration but I needed it as well

    You’ll have to create your own custom theme for bbpress in order to make it look like it’s part of your site.

    Thank you for the help. So what I did was take my original WordPress template and put it in the templates folder and it gave me this:

    This is what I want except I want to center it, add some grey boxes behind it and that is pretty much it. How do I do this? Because I’m using the same CSS I used for my original blog template which is at

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