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throughout your long ramble you forgot one important fact that I plainly stated at the end of my first post: “I do not know much about programming or dealing with databases…” So I must firstly apologize by saying: “Sorry for being an impatient newb.”
I am very much a newb, and I was looking for someone who had experienced the exact same problem to tell me what to do. I am not interested in troubleshooting forever and ever, especially if I do not know how exactly to troubleshoot in the first place since I am a newb. People like me – newbs – sometimes come to forums like this for direct help, not to necessarily work through the problem ourselves. That’s what you super knowledgeable non-newbs can do; help us newbs not waste a lot of time. That is one of the reasons I included such a detailed list of steps in the first place. I was hoping someone who either spot my mistake right off from experience or else replicate my process and prove they know what is wrong. I was looking for certainty, not just what might work. Therefore, again I apologize for my impatience and non-desire to continue to troubleshoot. I should have maybe stated this also in my first post.
In modemlooper’s case: I wanted someone who was certain about what the problem was. He never said that he had my exact same problem and fixed it by doing a manual install. At the point when I posted in this forum, I did not want to simply “try” any more fixes, I wanted to “implement” the correct fix ASAP. And I did work off some flawed logic because I hadn’t experienced any problems with WP One-Click installs in the past, but again I did not want to waste time on possible fixes and in the case of a manual install, I did not even know how to do one in the first place. I apologize to modemlooper if I am not expressing enough credit for his advice; the fact that he knew the answer in the end should bring him enough satisfaction.
thecoup told me what I wanted to hear; He replicated my process and figured out definitively what went wrong. This newb needed to hear something definitive at this point in my journey. I am sorry for needing that.
I apologize if my mindset was to come in here and get an easy fix, but I just simply don’t have the time or desire to discover some of these fixes on my own. That is one of the major reasons I use one-click installs in the first place; I do not know how to manual install and I do not do most of my own programming or website maintenance for myself. Hope this bit of information helps you understand the mind of the newb and remember that you all – the non-newbs – have an important role sometimes: just to tell the newbs what to do because you can.
Thanks all again.
Thanks for the advice. It took thecoup actually replicating my process to convince me. I’m just glad it all worked out.
I can confirm that your method to troubleshoot my particular problem was successful.
So the final verdict: Do not use Dreamhost’s One-Click Installs to install WordPress if you want to use BuddyPress. Instead, do a manual WordPress install and continue from there.
Thanks to everyone for their help! Hope this information saves other people headaches in the future.
Thank you so much for the advice. I am going to tackle your solution in the morning and let you know how it goes. Many, many thanks in advance!
Okay, I think I have a problem…
These are all the tables I have in my database: http://www.its-your-move.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Screen-shot-2011-01-17-at-12.31.37-PM.png
And this is the information I get from my wp_bp_groups_groupmeta table: http://www.its-your-move.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Screen-shot-2011-01-16-at-8.41.33-PM.png
I do not think I even have the correct table you advise me to find and then delete forum_id from. Maybe the correct tables aren’t even being produced?
SVC: So let me make sure I know what to do and not confuse myself:
Go to: phpmyadmin > mydatabase > wp_bp_groups_groupmeta > group > forum > forum_id — And that is where I delete the forum_id, correct?
Is this what my table should look like after I deleted the “forum_id” value? http://www.its-your-move.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Screen-shot-2011-01-16-at-8.41.33-PM.png
I’m also not sure what your mean be “re-enabling” forums. I humbly ask for more instruction.
Would that be the “id” or “group_id” value in the table? (I don’t see one named “forum_id”)
SVC – Thanks for the help.
My username, password, host name, and database name are the same for both my bb_config and wp_config.
HNLA: I don’t know if this helps understand my DB issues, but here is a screencap of the files in my root/its-your-move.org directory: http://www.its-your-move.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Screen-shot-2011-01-16-at-6.10.50-PM.png
SVC – My problem did exist before I started fresh. That is why I started completely fresh to troubleshoot.
My bp-config.php file is located in my “root/its-your-move.org” level of my Directory Tree. The wp-config file is in this same level.
HNLA – I’m a tiny bit confused… Where do I look in my wp-config to find my connection details? And where do I look in my bb-config file also?
Savannah: In the beginning I did start completely fresh. I began by deleting my original website by uninstalling WordPress through Dreamcast, deleting all databases and then clearing out the few remaining files via WebFTP. That erased all the traces of my previous website and, in theory, made everything like it was the first time I installed anything on this particular domain. So I do consider this process for me a completely fresh approach. I know the importance of just starting clean in order to trouble shoot, so that’s what I tried to do.
modemlooper: Thanks for the tip. I have successfully installed around 10 other websites with WP via one-click install and have never faced any problems like this with a plugin. There might be a conflict between the Buddypress plugin and this type of WP install, but I haven’t heard of anybody else identifying this as a problem before.
What do others think?