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Can't unpack/install Buddypress

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    I can’t seem to get Buddypress to install. I’ve tried clicking add new plugin, search and then click install now, I’ve tried clicking details and then install, and I’ve tried uploading the file. It either gets stuck at unpacking the plugin or gives me the message “Fatal error: Maximum execution time of 10 seconds exceeded in /home/a5991106/public_html/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php on line 172″. It still installs it when I get the error, but won’t activate it because it states there is a fatal error.

    I tried deactivating plugins I had activated and deleted others I’d installed and found I didn’t need but it hasn’t helped. I’ve also tried uploading the files to the host site, but the plugin doesn’t show in WordPress, unless there’s something else I need to do?

    How can I stop the error and get plugin to install properly?

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    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    Hi,
    who’s your host ? What type of host do you have ? What is your host mysql and php version ?
    What is your WP version ? Do you want to install BP on a single or MS wordpress ?

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    WP version 3.5. PHP version 5.2 and MySQL is 5.1. Hosting it on 000webhost.com (free host). And single.

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    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    have you php 5.2 or something greater?

    WP requires more as 5.2.4 http://wordpress.org/about/requirements/

    What is in the htaccess file ?

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    The hosting site says 5.2. I don’t know that I can upgrade it as I never actually installed it.

    The htaccess file just says “# Do not remove this line, otherwise mod_rewrite rules will stop working
    RewriteBase /

    # BEGIN WordPress

    # END WordPress”

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    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    delete the content of htaccess and put this:

    # 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

    and create a phpinfo() file at the root of your site and check the exact php version.

    Google to see what is phpinfo if you don’t know

     

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    I didn’t change anything but it now says,

    ‘# BEGIN WordPress

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress’

    The PHP version is 5.2.17

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    danbpfr
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    @chouf1

    5.2.17 means that your php version is not good for WP 3.5/BP 1.6.2

    2 solutions: ask your host for a greater version or go to another host.
    A free hosting service is anyway not recommended for a plain usage of BP.

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    Thanks for your help. The host, I believe, did update PHP recently, but they refuse to update it to the latest.

    For now I am using a free host to make sure I can do the website I want and then I plan to move it to a paid service. So there won’t be any members or anything like that for now.

    Do you know of any plugins that do a similar thing to BuddyPress so I can at least get a good idea of what will work with my site and how I can set things up? Then when I move it I’ll be able to just use BuddyPress.

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    Hugo
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    @hnla

    5.2.17 means that your php version is not good for WP 3.5/BP 1.6.2

    5.2.17 is a later release than 5.2.4 which was  – last I checked – the minimum requirement for WP/PHP

     

    Better to be on the 3.3 release stream though if possible.

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    sn0zb0z
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    @sn0zb0z

    Hugo, in that case what is the reason for it not installing properly and what can I do about it?

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