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Installation is successful, then 404

  • I’m able to successfully install the bbpress. I’m installing it in a subdirectory of my PUBLIC_HTML

    directory. So I have:





    I run

    Everything seems okay. Then I log in at and bam!… nothing but Error 404 – Not Found.

    I find it strange after I login I’m directed right to my WordPress template with the 404 error. Initially I tried integrating with WordPress, but now I’m trying to get this running very simply: no mod_rewrite, no integration, disabled any plugins that might be interfering (home page control), etc.

    I uninstalled (dropped all bb_ tables) and reinstalled several times but same result.

    Any advice?

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  • I think we can get this going. Post the content of your config.php (without username and password for database XXX them out). We should be able to help.


    Thanks, I was just about to give up.


    // ** MySQL settings ** //

    define(‘BBDB_NAME’, ‘#####’); // The name of the database

    define(‘BBDB_USER’, ‘#####’); // Your MySQL username

    define(‘BBDB_PASSWORD’, ‘######’); // …and password

    define(‘BBDB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

    // Change the prefix if you want to have multiple forums in a single database.

    $bb_table_prefix = ‘bb_’; // Only letters, numbers and underscores please!

    // If your bbPress URL is , the examples would be correct.

    // Adjust the domain and path to suit your actual URL.

    // Just the domain name; no directories or path. There should be no trailing slash here.

    $bb->domain = ‘;; // Example: ‘;

    // There should be both a leading and trailing slash here. ‘/’ is fine if the site is in root.

    $bb->path = ‘/forums/’; // Example: ‘/forums/’

    // What are you going to call me?

    $bb->name = ‘The Street’;

    // This must be set before running the install script.

    $bb->admin_email = ‘’;

    // Set to true if you want pretty permalinks.

    $bb->mod_rewrite = false;

    // The number of topics that show on each page.

    $bb->page_topics = 20;

    // A user can edit a post for this many minutes after submitting.

    $bb->edit_lock = 30;

    // Your timezone offset. Example: -7 for Pacific Daylight Time.

    $bb->gmt_offset = -4;

    // Change this to localize bbPress. A corresponding MO file for the

    // chosen language must be installed to bb-includes/languages.

    // For example, install to bb-includes/languages and set BBLANG to ‘de’

    // to enable German language support.

    define(‘BBLANG’, ”);

    // Your Akismet Key. You do not need a key to run bbPress, but if you want to take advantage

    // of Akismet’s powerful spam blocking, you’ll need one. You can get an Akismet key at


    $bb->akismet_key = ‘###########’; // Example: ‘0123456789ab’

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

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

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

    $bb->wp_home = ”; // WordPress – Options->General: Blog address (URL) // No trailing slash. Example: ‘;

    $bb->wp_siteurl = ”; // WordPress – Options->General: WordPress address (URL) // No trailing slash. Example: ‘;

    /* Stop editing */

    define(‘BBPATH’, dirname(__FILE__) . ‘/’ );

    require_once( BBPATH . ‘bb-settings.php’ );




    Your forum is at not . It’s unstyled since the path is wrong. It seems to me that you changed the config.php to put the forum in a directory called forums but left the folder name as bbpress when you unzipped it.

    Can you check that and rename the bbpress folder to forums?

    $bb->path = '/bbpress/';

    I am also assuming that you don’t want to integrate the logins with WP then as you don’t have your wordpress information for integration.


    Gotcha! Operator error. I will try this in the morning. Need to sleep. Thanks!

    Good luck!


    It’s all good. I should have caught the problem myself.

    Thanks for your help.

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