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Forums Posting Problems: The definitive post

  • This is my first post to these forums, and I have spent considerable time over the past few days here looking for a solution to my very common problem: forum posting will not work on my site. After trying many of the solutions posted here in various threads, I still cannot post anything to forums. So…

    What follows is a lengthy transcript of the very detailed process I took to troubleshoot the problem for myself and in accordance to the guidance I received in this forum. I would appreciate any help anyone can provide me:

    — I had a previous WordPress setup on my site http://www.its-your-move-org so I did this:

    1. Deleted WordPress from existing domain via Dreamhost One-Click Install “Manage Installed Applications” function.

    2. Deleted all remaining files associated with site via WebFTP.

    3. Installed WordPress with One-Click Install > custom installation > at my main http://its-your-move.org address. > I also chose the function “Automatically create database.”

    4. After successful WordPress install > From WordPress Admin Panel > Installed BuddyPress 1.2.7. plugin from plugin menu > Activated it.

    5. Under Settings menu > Permalinks > Updated permalink structure by choosing “Day and name” > Saved changes.

    6. Activated BuddyPress Default 1.2.7. theme from Manage Themes menu. (The theme that came up at the very beginning was Twenty Ten.)

    7. Went to BuddyPress Menu > Selected Forums Setup > Clicked “Set up a new bbPress installation” > Pressed “Complete Installation” > Received message: “All done! Configuration settings have been saved to the file bb-config.php in the root of your WordPress install.”

    8. Clicked on Settings menu > checked box “Anyone can register” > Saved changes

    9. Opened up new window and visited my website home page: http://www.its-your-move.org

    10. Clicked on “Groups” tab at top of page > On page 1. Details: Created “Test” Group; Group Description: “Test” > Click “Next Step” > On page 2. Settings: Made sure “Enable discussion forum” box was checked > Selected “This is a public group” under Privacy Options > Clicked “Next Step” > On page 3. Avatar: Did not upload avatar on following page > Clicked “Next Step” > On page 4. Invites: Clicked “Finish” after receiving message in orange: “Once you have built up friend connections you will be able to invite others to your group. You can send invites any time in the future by selecting the “Send Invites” option when viewing your new group.”

    11. The Home page for my new “Test” group was brought up automatically after clicking “Finish” on last page.

    12. Clicked on “Forum” in the light grey link bar. > “Post New Topic:” fields open with message at top in orange: “Sorry, there were no forum topics found.”

    13. Entered this information in “Post New Topic:” Fields:

    Title: Test
    Content: Test
    Tags: Test

    14. Clicked “Post Topic” > Received two error messages on following page:

    In red: There was an error when creating the topic
    In orange: There are no posts for this topic.

    — So… I then attempted hnla’s solution in BP forums.

    15. From the page I received the two error messages > I clicked on “Admin” in the light grey link bar > Clicked on light-blue command “Group Settings” > unchecked “Enable discussion forum” box > Clicked “Save Changes” at bottom of page > Received green message: “Group settings were successfully updated.” > re-checked “Enable discussion forum” Box > Clicked “Save Changes” again > Received green message: “Group settings were successfully updated.”

    18. Clicked on “Forum” in the light grey link bar. > “Post New Topic:” fields open with message at top in orange: “Sorry, there were no forum topics found.”

    19. Entered this information in “Post New Topic:” Fields:

    Title: Test
    Content: Test
    Tags: Test

    20. Clicked “Post Topic” > Received two error messages on following page:

    In red: There was an error when creating the topic
    In orange: There are no posts for this topic.

    — So… I checked if I could post anything directly through “Forums” tab

    21. Clicked on “Forums” tab at top of page > This opens up Group Forums Directory” > Received message in orange: “Sorry, there were no forum topics found.”

    22. Clicked on “New Topic” grey box > Entered this information in “Post a New Topic:” Fields:

    Title: Test
    Content: Test
    Tags: Test
    Post in Group Forum: Test

    23. Clicked “Post Topic” > I was automatically returned to Group Forums Directory and again received this message in orange: “Sorry, there were no forum topics found.”

    — So… I tried to re-install bbPress forums again

    24. From WordPress Admin Panel > Went to BuddyPress Menu > Selected Forums Setup > Received message: “bbPress forum integration in BuddyPress has been set up correctly. If you are having problems you can re-install” > Clicked “re-install” link > Clicked “Set up a new bbPress installation” > Pressed “Complete Installation” > Received message: “All done! Configuration settings have been saved to the file bb-config.php in the root of your WordPress install.”

    25. Returned to my website > Clicked on “Groups” tab at top of page > Selected “Test” group > Clicked on “Forum” in the light grey link bar. > “Post New Topic:” fields open with message at top in orange: “Sorry, there were no forum topics found.”

    26. Entered this information in “Post New Topic:” Fields:

    Title: Test
    Content: Test
    Tags: Test

    27.Clicked “Post Topic” > Received two error messages on following page:

    In red: There was an error when creating the topic
    In orange: There are no posts for this topic.

    — So… Checked some other things I heard about in the BP Forums:

    28. Through my WebFTP > I confirmed that file “bb-config.php” is located in the same place and level as “wp-config.php”

    — And this is where I decided to stop and ask for help.

    I do not know much about programming or dealing with databases, but I suspect after all of these tests and trying other things on a different site that:

    Somehow, the bbPress tables are not actually being created in the database where the WordPress tables are. I see no sign of the bbPress tables in the database when I examine the database via Dreamhost’s phpMyAdmin.

    Again, I do not know that much about databases, but I do think this might be the root of my particular problem, seeing as how other people’s solutions have not worked. So…

    Is there a way to just add the tables to my database?

    And any other thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance!

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