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Newbie: Query re step 2 wordpress integration.

  • I’m confused about what I should enter in the following boxes;

    1) WordPress address

    2) Blog address

    3) Cookie secret key

    I’m guessing the blog address is my website URL?………

    But what about the other two?

    Any help greatly appreciated!

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  • chrishajer


    In wp-config.php, there is this line:

    define('SECRET_KEY', 'put your unique phrase here');

    Whatever value you have there is what you need for bbPress.

    For WordPress address and Blog address, log into your WordPress control panel and under “Settings” you will find these two entries. Whatever is here is what you put into your bbPress installation.

    They are entries three and four I believe.

    Sam Bauers


    You should skip step 2 unless you are specifically integrating your bbPress installation with a WordPress installation.

    If you don’t know what a blog address is, then you don’t have one. There are lots of notes in the installer telling you exactly what the options are.

    Thanks Chris, I’ll give that a go.

    Sam, I’m planning for bbpress to be part of an existing website, so I think (sorry, learning as I go along) that it means I need to integrate the two together.

    Thank you both for your input.



    If it’s not a WordPress blog (I didn’t even really consider that), integrating with bbPress really won’t work out of the box. Integration just utilizes the wp_users and _usermeta tables. If you don’t have those tables since you don’t have a WordPress blog, then integration at this step doesn’t matter much. There is more work to do if you want an integrated look and integrated user logins.

    Hi Chris,

    It is a WP blog, I just call it a website as I’ve tweaked a tad to be more websitesque and not bloggy.

    Thank you for your help :-)

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