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  1. chriswilliams
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am very new to this...
    I thought i saw somewhere that wordpress offers forum software al la vbulletin. Is this correct? If so where is the link to it? If it is no so then do you have a reccomendation of one that works well?

    Thanks

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yes - it's BBPress which also integrates with the wordpress database if you desire that so you only have one log in for both.
    http://bbpress.org/

  3. chriswilliams
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Great thanks so much. is it a wordpress product or is it created by someone else?

  4. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no - it is a wordpress product - support forums are great, too.

    Here is a test install I did a while back to check out the integration
    http://comeuphither.com/forums/

  5. chriswilliams
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    is that the out of the box install? If so it look great!

  6. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    yea - with the default theme installed - pretty slick

  7. chriswilliams
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So I have given this a try. I copied the content of the bbpress folder to my domain_name.com/forum. I then navigate to this folder and I get an install screen. I get the following error message: There doesn't seem to be a bb-config.php file. This usually means that you want to install bbPress.

    I try to go through a setup but I never get there. I am not sure what to really do. I also tried to rename the bb-config-sample.php to bb-config.php to see if the same would run but then i get another error.

    Is there a link to setup instructions?

  8. chriswilliams
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I have been poking around through the forums and it seems I need to create a database first, or use one that exists... Is this correct? This is where I am stuck, which is the begining http://www.vuuch.com/forum/bb-admin/install.php?step=1.

    Should I use my wordpress database? and the wordpress user id? Or am i better to create a new database? I have notes about the wordpress database but what file would I be looking for? In my notes I have i wrote the the db was at a link like this http://gmpg.org/xfn/11... Does this mean it is not on my hosting account?

    Thanks

  9. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    you will either need a new database or be sure the bb-config.php table prefix is different than wordpress (which it is by default).
    Also, if you have wp-config.php at closer to root level than bbpress, it won't let you install. You will need to temporarily rename your wp-config.php and do the bbpress install.

    Any further questions should really be taken to the bbpress forums.

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