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The new "forums setup" in trunk does not fire

  • Mariusooms


    I tried the new forums setup option in the latest trunk. Clean install of both WP2.8.2 and BP trunk. Everything runs smoothly, even the creation of the initial bb-config.php file. However that’s where it ends…no forum, no forum admin and no forum tables in the db.

    Is there another -pre or post- step that currently must be taken before running the setup script?

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  • oriste


    Same here. I pulled everything from the subversion trunks:


    – Checked out revision 1908.


    – Checked out external at revision 148. (that would be bbPress I guess)

    – Checked out revision 279.

    – Checked out revision 2316.

    – Checked out revision 1629.

    But I didn’t get a bb-config.php file in the root of my WPMU installation as expected (had set the root to chmod 777 before activating the BB Forums in BuddyPress).

    In Component Setup of BuddyPress, bbPress Forums are enabled. When I go to Forums Setup it says “bbPress forum integration in BuddyPress has been set up correctly. If you are having problems you can re-install”, but it ends there, just like Mariusooms reported.

    This is a local install on Mac OS X in /Library/Webserver/Documents. All the other stuff related to WPMU and BuddyPress works flawlessly (Thanks guys for such a easy setup procedure).

    Would appreciate someone telling us what I’m missing.

    I suggest if you have problems with the new group stuff in the trunk, please report it as a bug on the Trac. This is exactly what beta code needs (testing) so thank you.



    Currently the forums is acting as a group forum, specific to each group and its members. The tables get created when creating a group. You should then be able to create and post on topics made from within the group front end interface.

    As of yet there is no backend available.

    The forum setup will create a bb-config.php file in your wpmu root. There is an additional blank bb-config.php file in the bp-forums directory. It resides there to prevent access to the backend, so just leave that as it is. In fact you shouldn’t have to mess with the bb-config files what-so-ever.

    As far as my testing goes, it works as advertised and installs correctly after I figured out that you need to create a group to trigger the table creation.

    Try that and so how it goes.

    PS. It should however create the bb-config.php file even if you don’t create a group, so I’m not sure about that. Are you using sub-domains or directory install? Is wpmu located in your root or sub-folder?



    Thanks, mariusooms, for your reaction. I updated to the latest trunk with svn this morning. I’m using sub-domains and wpmu is located in my root. WPMU and BuddyPress both work as expected. I’ve activated forum setup and got the message “bbPress forum integration in BuddyPress has been set up correctly. If you are having problems you can re-install”. HOWEVER, no bb-config.php file has been placed at my root (or anywhere else except the dummy default location as far as I can tell).

    When I try to create a group, the screen goes completely blank at “/members/admin/groups/create/step/group-settings” and I see a “”POST /members/admin/groups/create/step/group-settings HTTP/1.1″ 403” in my Apache log file. Is that a problem of access rights? As I said, I temporarily set my root to 777 before setting up the bbPress integration in BuddyPress.

    Just reporting back. I seem to be the only one with this particular problem, and I’ll try to investigate some more.

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