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localhost under xampp, windows vista

  • Hi, I installed WPMU 2.7.1/BP 1.0.2 under xampp following this tutorial:

    Everything went OK (I think), then tried to integrate bbP A6 following Chris´tutorail:

    When I saw that I could not stayed logged upon moving to localhost.localdomain/wordpress-mu/forums/, I erased the define(’COOKIE_DOMAIN’, ”);

    define(’COOKIEPATH’, ‘/’); from my wp-config

    But the problem here is that I am having endless cookie problems, not only with forums integration (when moving to forums while being logged to BP, even though I enter login and password again, it does not allow me to login. I have to log out of BP and then enter login and pass at the forums) I also have cookie problems while trying to accessing wp-admin

    I am sure many of you work with localhosts configuration under Windows Vista, could I have a gentle helping hand ?

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  • John James Jacoby


    I don’t use XAMPP, but WAMP should be pretty much the same.

    Can you confirm you ever had cookies working successfully? Even before bbPress? Sounds silly to check, but lets make sure it’s working correctly without bbPress.

    Do you have the BuddyPress bbPress Integration plugin on the bbPress side? Do you have the bbPress Integration plugin on the WordPress side?

    If yes and yes, the next round of trouble shooting is to make sure you have your edits exactly like the plugins say to have them.

    Since you’re using MU 2.7.1, you need to have

    define('WP_AUTH_COOKIE_VERSION', 1);

    in your bb-config.php. This will tell bbPress how to handle your integration cookies.

    That’s about all I can recommend for now?

    Hi JJJ,

    1) I cannot be 100% sure, as soon as I installed WPMU locally, I continued with the bbP integration, did not stopped to check cookie behaviour.

    2 & 3) I am sure I did not go into neither of these two integrations, as I do not know what you are talking about :-(

    4) Nope, I never included that define line in my bb-config.php

    If you could be clearer about bbPress integration on “bbP side” and “WP side”, I can continue with your suggestions.


    John James Jacoby


    There are two plugins that you’ll need to sync up the cookies; one of them is included with BuddyPress under bp-forums/bbpress-plugins/, this one gets copied into your bbPress/my-plugins/ folder. The other you will want to download from the WordPress plugins repository ( and install and activate in your WordPress admin.

    Once you have each plugin installed, one for each platform, configure them and follow the directions for each one, and then report back. :)

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