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  • vimcortez



    I’m trying to install bbpress on my website and getting no joy. I put the uncompressed bbpress folder at the root (www) folder of my website. Problem is, the bbpress installer won’t accept the database login info I enter.

    Maybe I’m doing it wrong? I’m using the same database as for wordpress, as creating an additional databse cost money with my provider (ovh).

    I’d appreciate any help.


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  • royho


    You should install bb Press on a sub folder of the main domain and you could install it on the same database as your wordpress however your error seems more of a unable to connect to database error which means either the database name is not correct or your authentication did not go through. Double check those items.

    Get rid of your host. Any host that charges to have an extra database created is just out to get your money.



    Thanks, I finally chaned an advanced option and was able to login. Yet the install did not go through properly and I don’t have any specifics as to what went wrong. I received an email saying my forum was up and running but when connecting get a 404 ‘not found’ error.

    Here’s the log for the install (I replaced personal/sensitive data with “****”:

    Referrer is OK, beginning installation…

    >>> Setting up custom user table constants

    Step 1 – Creating database tables

    >>> Modifying database: *********wp (***************)

    >>>>>> Table: bb_forums

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_meta

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_posts

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_terms

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_term_relationships

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_term_taxonomy

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: bb_topics

    >>>>>>>>> Creating table

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>> Table: wp_usermeta

    >>>>>>>>> Changing column: umeta_id

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    >>>>>>>>> Changing column: user_id

    >>>>>>>>>>>> Done

    Step 2 – WordPress integration (optional)

    >>> WordPress address (URL): http://www.*********.com/

    >>> Blog address (URL): http://www.*********.com/

    >>> WordPress cookie keys set.

    >>> WordPress “auth” cookie salt set from input.

    >>> WordPress “logged in” cookie salt set from input.

    >>> Fetching missing WordPress cookie salts.

    >>>>>> WordPress “secure auth” cookie salt not set.

    >>> User database table prefix: wp_

    Step 3 – Site settings

    >>> Site name: ********* Forum

    >>> Site address (URL): http://www.*********.com/forum/

    >>> From email address: *********@*********.com

    >>> Key master role assigned to existing user

    >>>>>> Username: *********

    >>>>>> Email address: *********@*********.com

    >>>>>> Password: *********

    >>> Description: Just another bbPress community

    >>> Forum could not be created!

    >>> Making plugin directory at /homez.109/*********/www/bbpress/my-plugins/.

    >>> Making theme directory at /homez.109/*********/www/bbpress/my-templates/.

    >>> Key master email sent

    There were some errors encountered during installation!

    I don’t see what went wrong?



    Forum could not be created!

    Not sure yet why it happens, but this seemed to be a workable solution.



    Thanks, I tried adding some data in the bb table but must have done it wrong since I still get the same “404 not found” message.

    I’m actually not quite sure what data to enter where. That’s what my php insert page look like:

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