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[resolved] Trying to install phpbb3, but WordPress gets in the way (4 posts)

  1. EDG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to install phpbb3 forums on my site, but wordpress is getting in the way. When I go to the phpbb3 install page (Website)/install/install.php to start the process, I just get a wordpress page instead saying that the wordpress page isn't found, when I should be getting the phpbb3 install page.

    I have the wp-admin, wp-content, and wp-includes folder in my root folder (i.e. I go to the root folder, I see those as folders within it), as well as the individual wp php files (e.g. wp-settings.php). The phpbb3 folder is in the root folder also, but that's all self-contained and nothing overwrote the WP stuff.

    The phpbb3 forum and wordpress site are completely unrelated (as in, I don't need or want them to be integrated or connected to eachother), the idea is that the phpbb3 forum will have its own domain name.I'm wanting the phpbb3 folder to point to a different SQL database than what WP is using too.

    Is there a way to get them to play nicely together, so that I can access the install page? Here's what the .htaccess file in my root folder says, if that helps.

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>
    
    # END WordPress

    EDIT: one more thing - my site is http://www.evildrganymede.net - the way it's set up is that if you go to that URL then that takes you straight to WordPress. I'd like that to stay that way, since the forums that will ultimately be physically located at http://www.evildrganymede.net/phpBB3/index.php will have their own domain name.

  2. EDG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    No response so far... I thought someone here might know the answer to this!

    To be clearer - I have one account on my ISP, and the website I run is currently using WordPress.

    I want to install a completely separate phpbb3 board on the same server and referencing a completely separate SQL database, that has absolutely nothing to do with my WordPress site.

    I thought that I would be able to do this easily because the phpbb3 stuff lives in its own phpBB3 folder, but when I uploaded the phpBB3 folder to the server wordpress gets in the way by producing a "Not Found" page when I point my browser to http://www.evildrganymede.net/phpBB3/install/index.php instead of the phpb33 install page.

    I even tried accessing other php pages in the phpBB3 install folder via my browser and it gave me the "Not Found" page for those too.

    Do I have to rewrite the .htaccess page (if so, how?)? Is this even possible to set up at all? Or would I have to put the phpbb3 board on a different account/website package on my server?

  3. EDG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Can nobody help with this at all? I'd really like to know why wordpress is getting in the way here!

  4. EDG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Never mind - got it sorted, turned out to be a hosting issue.

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