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  • Hi all, I am trying to install bbpress with my wordpress blog. I get a 500 Internal Server Error was encountered everytime i try to run the install.php. My config.php looks like the following


    // ** MySQL settings ** //

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

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

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

    define(‘BBDB_HOST’, ‘mysql’); // 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 = ‘’;

    $bb->path = ‘/blog/bbpress/’;

    // What are you going to call me?

    $bb->name = ‘New bbPress Site’;

    // 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 = 30;

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

    $bb->edit_lock = 60;

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

    $bb->gmt_offset = 0;

    // 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 = false; // 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 = ‘wp_’;

    $bb->wp_siteurl = ‘’;

    /* Stop editing */

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

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



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  • chrishajer


    Couple things I see:

    1. The file actually begins with <?php right?
    2. The line where your password is defined has two single closing quotes. Is that a typo from editing or is that how your actual file is?

      define('BBDB_PASSWORD', '******'');

      ……………………………………..two closing quotes ^

    3. is the name of your database host actually mysql, or should it be localhost or some other host name (if the MySQL database is on another server)?



    Yeah, I think the localhost bit might be your problem. I’m hoping soon bbPress will get an automatic installer like the newer WordPress has. That would save everyone a ton of support questions effort I feel.

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