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  • aiitee



    well, i ve got this msg: Your PHP installation appears to be missing the MySQL which is required for bbPress.

    And well, i have the config.php in the host already, with all the Database info on it. its alright, i checked more than twice, the file is on the correct folder (the only thing i did was change the dorectory name), but since i have 2 databases: one is version 4.x of MYSQL and the other 5.x i already tried with both Databases and i cannot make this happen…

    What should i do?


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  • chrishajer


    Can you post the output from phpinfo? That error message comes up when the installation cannot find either the mysql or mysqli extensions. It’s possible PHP was configured without those extensions.

    Create a file (maybe name it info.php or anything.php) and put this into it:


    Go to the location of that file with a web browser (like and that will echo a whole bunch of data back about the PHP installation.

    That would be the first step, seeing if your PHP was compiled with the proper modules for MySQL.




    thanks! i created the file and its uploaded,…here you have the path:

    check that info… and tell me whats going wrong..

    Thanks a lot!!!



    1. I know nothing about hosting bbPress on a Windows server.

    2. The one thing that stands out to me is “Client API version 3.23.49” – I think bbPress requires at least version 4.0 MySQL. The Client API version is not always the same as the MySQL version installed, but maybe the problem is due to an old MySQL version?

    Do you have access to a control panel or a shell where you can access something like phpMyAdmin to check the actual MySQL version installed?

    > “Client API version 3.23.49” – I think bbPress requires at least version 4.0 MySQL

    That’s definitely the problem here. Just to clarify, your MySQL client library that PHP is using is too old. Adding new extensions to PHP in windows is comparatively easy. Check the PHP manual for info on how to do it, but basically you should have the extension you need somewhere in your PHP folder already. It’s just a matter of moving it to the right place. Perhaps a windows person can help out here?

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