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Integration between WordPress and bbPress

  • I found significant problems with the bbPress documentation on integrating bbPress into a WordPress site, which had me puzzling for well over an hour ( Here is what I did in the end:

    1) Not at all clear from the documentation that bbPress should be installed in the same database as WordPress. Get WP database parameters from the WordPress wp-config.php, and enter these on the first page of the bbPress install page:

    define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘warriord_wrdp7’);

    /** MySQL database username */

    define(‘DB_USER’, ‘warriord_wrdp7’);

    /** MySQL database password */

    define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘xxxxxx’);

    2) Fantastico and other automated scripts generate very long AUTH_KEY etc, that typically contain “escaped characters” within a PHP “define” statement (ie. ’ and \). Copying these from the wp-config.php into page 2 of the bbPress installer is problematic. Rather than trying to figure this out, I just copied them from wp-config.php (in WordPress) to bb-config.php (in bbPress).

    Other than this, it was pretty straightforward and now works like a charm. To see it working


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