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Automod install sends to login, not installation. 2013

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:17 pm
by TheJOAT
New installation of phpbb3 and installed the style "Black Pearl"

Every attempt to install "AutoMod" brings me to the login screen.

Login and notified that the install folder must be deleted. That done but no AutoMod Tab

Deactivated Black Pearl and make Prosilver the default, clearing the cache and clearing all the files manually from the cache folder in the root and clearing browser history.

Reinstalled AutoMod by recopying the required folders to the root. Re-run install to end up back at the login screen.

What is the answer please?


Re: Automod install sends to login, not installation. 2013

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:59 am
by tumba25
Make sure cookies are working on your site. If you have the session id (sid=xx) in your address bar when browsing the forums you might need to manually copy it to the address field when you go to install.

Solved: Automod install sends to login, not installation. 20

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:02 am
by TheJOAT
Thank you sir,

I created a php file named cookie.php which I uploaded to my root which, when I browsed to it provided me with:

Cookie Settings

Cookie Domain:
Cookie Name: phpbbs_xxxxx
Cookie Path: /
Cookie Secure: Not checked

Server Settings

Force Server Vars: Not checked
Script Path: /
Server Name:
Server Port: 80
Server Protocol: http://

Purged the cache from the General Tab and manually cleared the cache folder except got ".htaccess" and "index.htm". (also cleared the browser history & cookies Google Chrome) restarted the browser and still had the sid appear on the address bar following the site address.

Took a chance and went through the process once again and renamed the cookie by changing the last 5 characters. I was then able to successfully installed AutoMod without any errors.

The solution I scrounged up was successful hope it'll help others.