What is phpBB local path ?

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What is phpBB local path ?

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One of the plugins for WP, called WP2BB which makes forum topics for the front page articles, requires the phpBB local path for configuration.

I don't know what that is.
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Re: What is phpBB local path ?

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stevemaury wrote:../abt
it says phpBB not found.

the Mod author suggests here

Once you have installed and activated Wp2BB, go to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Wp2BB’ in your WordPress control panel and configure the plugin.

Here’s the list of parameters and a brief explanation.
PhpBB local path:
Local path of your PhpBB installation (PhpBB needs to be in the same host as Wordpress for Wp2BB to work). It will look similar to this:
/hsphere/local/home/user/mydomain.com/phpbb
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/hsphere/local/home/user/mydomain.com/phpbb
That is something specific to your host, not to phpBB.
You may be able to find it this way.
Go into your ACP. "SYSTEM" tab.
Select "phpinfo", then scroll down to "_SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"]" under "PHP Variables".
That should be your "local path". (Steve gave you the "relative path")
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Re: What is phpBB local path ?

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thanks, working now
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Re: What is phpBB local path ?

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alienbabeltech wrote:thanks, working now
Hey, what version of phpbb, wordpress and WP2BB do you have? I tried following the instructions by ric323 but it doesn't work?
I have PHPbb Version 5.2.8, wordpress Version 2.9.2 and WP2BB Version 1.4.1
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crappypatty wrote:I tried following the instructions by ric323 but it doesn't work?
What doesn't work?
finding out the path that way, or trying to use the path you found.
I have PHPbb Version 5.2.8
There is no such version of phpBB. You must be referring to your version of PHP, which is entirely seperate from phpBB.
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ric323 wrote:There is no such version of phpBB. You must be referring to your version of PHP, which is entirely seperate from phpBB.
Sorry, I was looking in the wrong place, it's 3.0.7-PL1
ric323 wrote: What doesn't work?
finding out the path that way, or trying to use the path you found.
The path I found doesn't seem to work.
The forum I'm trying to use the plug-in is located on the server at http://dockingbay94comicshop.com/forum
The _SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"] is /home/content/d/b/9/db94comics/html/forum/adm/index.php
but when I try to copy-paste that into the Wp2BB plug-in for the 'phpBB local path' it says "PhpBB not found! Please set PhpBB local path before creating or updating posts"

Thanks for your help ric323!
alienbabeltech, did you have to change anything when pasting it into Wp2BB?

edit: uhh... wow, i got it to work. I was messing with this all the other day and it wasn't working. I pasted /home/content/d/b/9/db94comics/html/forum/ in there and it worked. (i could have sworn I tried that before posting in here originally and it didn't work before???)
Anyway, thanks again for your help!
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