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Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29124] Wed, 30 November 2005 20:28 Go to next message
alexyhan is currently offline  alexyhan   Canada
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Hi

I went to the download page and there was no instructions. i am not expert in this type of thing.

When I click on "install", it springs into a Dreamweaver file - which says basically that my php is too old. is that the php in dreamweaver? it sure isn't in my account for my website et al because i upgraded to php 5 there (netfirms.com)

So....what's missing, what do I need to upgrade, and where are the series of instructions I should be following?

Thanks

Sandra

Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29125 is a reply to message #29124] Wed, 30 November 2005 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The install.php should be put on your server and then accessed with your browser. If it then says your PHP is too old, it means you need to use newer version of PHP.

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Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29255 is a reply to message #29125] Mon, 05 December 2005 14:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

How do I customize my forum? For example, i'm trying to customize a forum so that:

1) it's protected - can't access it without a password

2) hybrid (i.e., if you prefer to receive and send emails only, exactly as if you are on a listserv or email discussion list, you can do so, and it looks and functions exactly like a list to you; but if you prefer to log in to the forum instead, and post there, you can do that too


Hmm...those are the two most important considerations. Of course I need to be able to set up categories as well!!

I'm supposed to run a test forum tonight or tomorrow night for a committee - help!

Alexy
Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29256 is a reply to message #29255] Mon, 05 December 2005 16:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You customize the forum's look by editing the .tmpl files and make code changes by altering the .t code templates.

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Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29259 is a reply to message #29256] Mon, 05 December 2005 17:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

thanks for that information.

I don't have experience here. I have experience designing and uploading webpages, though.

i uploaded the install.php file. actually i downloaded and unzipped one file: FUDforum_zl_2-7-3.zip (md5 checksum: 6f7c04cd5513b4aa713f95db7d82761c).

I then uploaded the install.php (well, i uploaded the whole folder).

How do you get it to start installing? When I click on it from my dreamweaver, i can't get anywhere.

How exactly do one install after one put it in a folder online?

Thanks

Sandra



Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29260 is a reply to message #29259] Mon, 05 December 2005 18:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You upload install.php to your webserver and then access it via your browser. From there on there is a very simple web installation wizard.

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icon8.gif  Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29261 is a reply to message #29260] Mon, 05 December 2005 20:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Simple for you. For me - NOT!

I changed the server root and forum data root to 777, and I got this error message for the third part (the forum www root):

Your WWW_ROOT does not correspond with the SERVER_ROOT path you have specified. (unable to retrive: http://www.(my domain name)/(my folder just for forum)/WWW_ROOT_CHECK, on disk as: 777/WWW_ROOT_CHECK, received data: w/error: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

I don't know what to do! I've tried different ways and can't get anywhere@@@

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Re: Need Help Setting Up Forum [message #29264 is a reply to message #29261] Tue, 06 December 2005 12:33 Go to previous message
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This error means that your directory does not correspond to the URL you've entered.

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