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Installing bbPress

  • I downloaded the zip file and it unzipped itself into a folder. When I tried to upload the folder in my root (html) directory it will not do so as a folder but as individual files. Is that ok and what will be the URL if I upload it into the root (html) directory to access the forums as admin?

    Also I am using WP 2.8.4, so do I need to use the WP Integration Plugin with it?

    Thank you.

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  • You don’t need any integration plugins if you’re using WP 2.8.4 with bbP 1.0.2.

    I’m afraid I don’t quite understand what you mean by it not uploading as a folder though? As long as you keep the basic structure (so you still have bb-admin, bb-includes, bb-plugins and bb-templates folders), you’ll be fine.

    To access bbPress as an admin, you need to log into bbPress using the admin account and then a link will be displayed to the Admin panel.

    I meant it uploads the contents of the folder separately in the HTML directory, not the entire folder that I unzipped. Is it to be uploaded in the HTML directory? How do I access it the first time, what URL do I use?

    Thank you.

    Oh right, that’s fine. The URL will be <your website>/bbpress if it’s uploaded into a directory called bbpress, or you can move all the files into the html directory if you want the URL to be <your website>.

    Thanks. I definitely do not want the URL to be my website. SO I will create a new directory and upload the contents from the folder and then access the forums using <my website>/bbpress. I guess it is pretty much self explanatory from there. Will shout out if I need help.

    Thank you.

    Also kawauso, when I create the new directory within HTML will the URL needed to open the bbpress be <my website>/bbpress.html?

    Thank you.

    No, it’s a directory, it’s just <your website>/<directory name>. You can put /index.php after if you want though.

    Do I need need to integrate WP 2.8 and bbPress1.0? I thought I did not need a plugin to do that anymore. Is that a required step or once I uoload bbPress onto my server it will be good to go with WP 2.8? Is there a plugin that helps with integration, if necessary?

    Thank you.

    Do I need to create a new database or use the existing WP database?

    Thank you.


    Integration is not mandatory. It can be useful if you want site wide login sync and share users among WP & bbP. You can use the same database. No plugin is required for integration.

    I replied to your email but it seems to have some problem so I sent you a mail via your contact form too.


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