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[resolved] Installing WP with bbPress (novice) (4 posts)

  1. abp2017
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Currently I have WP installed in mywebsite.com/blog
    It works a bit as separate part of the website.

    Now I want the following:
    1) Be able to manage everything (including static pages: front page, terms of agreement, privacy policy, etc) via WordPress.
    - mywebsite.com/blog - should show blog posts (as currently mywebsite.com/blog works)
    - mywebsite.com - should show my website front page published and updated via wordpress as Page
    - mywebsite.com/TOS - should show my Terms of Service page published and updated via wordpress as Page
    - mywebsite.com/Privacy - should show my website Privacy page published and updated via wordpress as Page
    etc.
    2) Install bbPress as forum: mywebsite.com/forum

    My question is:
    Is it important where to keep WordPress (root or /blog)? I read articles how to move from root to subdirectory and vice versa, but no single opinion what is better.
    Considering my current WP's place (mywebsite.com/blog) what should I do in order to reach my goals with minimum efforts? Should I move it to root or should I make some settings changes instead?

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For your first question--to make WordPress available at http://mydomain.com just change in Settings->General, the Blog address (URL) to http://mydomain.com and put this index.php file in your web-root folder (it is the same folder that contains the blog folder)

    <?php
    /* Short and sweet */
    define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);
    require('./blog/wp-blog-header.php');
    ?>

    Then update your permalinks in Settings->Permalinks -- Day and Name will give you mywebsite.com/privacy for your Privacy page.

    2. Can't answer number 2 but to give you this search:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=putting+bbpress+in+forum+subfolder+of+wordpress

  3. englishcoder
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    #2 is fairly straight forward:

    Upload BB Press to the /forum directory of your site then follow instructions to install. Assuming you have setup WordPress already, you can integrate the forum by following the integration guide as part of the BB Press installation.

    Once you have setup BB Press (and told to login using your existing WP username / password) install this BB Press Integration plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bbpress-integration/ (needed to ensure cookies work between WordPress and BB Press correctly.

    If I was setting up the site, I would keep WordPress in a sub-folder (/blog in your case) just to keep the site better organised.

  4. abp2017
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks!!

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