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Can one of you oldtimers (read: trustworthy user) PM me

Post by SeriousOldschool » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:31 pm

I have a question regarding installation.

I have put PHPBB on my server and finished the first phase of installation. I have a question regarding the layout of my site and it's mostly regarding how I installed PHPbb and if I did it wrong. Nothing freaky.

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:00 pm

well, this old timer wonders why you don't just post whatever your problem/question is so that we can all try to help you.


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Post by HiFiKabin » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:03 pm

You would be far better posting your actual question in viewforum.php?f=556 That way you will get the help you need.

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Post by SeriousOldschool » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:41 pm

1) I have ADD and I am trying not to get overwhelming lists/urls and data I don't need BECAUSE it confuses me

2) I find the majority of the posts ramble on and that confuses me.

I need concise answers so I can fix my problem and move along. Please give short answers.

http://www.waxophile.com/discussion is the source of my problem

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 pm

SeriousOldschool wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:41 pm
1) I have ADD and I am trying not to get overwhelming lists/urls and data I don't need BECAUSE it confuses me

2) I find the majority of the posts ramble on and that confuses me.

I need concise answers so I can fix my problem and move along. Please give short answers.

http://www.waxophile.com/discussion is the source of my problem
fair enough, now do the same for us.
what problem, exactly , are you having with the install.
be specific.
according to that link you have it installed properly but it is just disabled from the admin panel.
by the way, many of us here are 60+

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Post by SeriousOldschool » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 pm

I am 62. and I live on (legal prescribed) morphine for pain

if you clicked my link, it says that the board is not available.

I cannot access the board, I cannot access admin's page to alter things because ...???

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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 pm

ok, (I am 66 and live on phpbb and cookies for the pain. ;) )

1. click on the login link on the right hand side of the menu bar.

2. login with your admin credentials that you created when you installed the board.

3. once logged in, you click on the link at he bottom of the page to go to the admin panel.

4. you click on "board settings" in the left hand menu.

5.check the place that says " Disable Board" to no.

6. click on the link in the top right corner that says "board index" and you will see your board.

you will then need to go back to the admin panel and create your forums etc.


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Post by SeriousOldschool » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:49 pm

cookies are my other problem. ;) I can relate!

Now we are getting to the source of my problem.

I dont have my admin data and cant find it anywhere

as a result I cannot access Admin

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Post by david63 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am

Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 pm
ok, (I am 66 and live on phpbb and cookies for the pain. ;) )
SeriousOldschool wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 pm
I am 62. and I live on (legal prescribed) morphine for pain
Whippersnappers - I am 70 and live
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Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:36 am

david63 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:25 am
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:26 pm
ok, (I am 66 and live on phpbb and cookies for the pain. ;) )
SeriousOldschool wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:02 pm
I am 62. and I live on (legal prescribed) morphine for pain
Whippersnappers - I am 70 and live
ewwww, damn your old. how can you even type much less remember where the keyboard is.


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Post by SeriousOldschool » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:20 pm

could someone please help me find the solution to the listed problem, that being that I cannot access my admin page because I cannot locate my admin info, ie: name and password??

every day that goes by where I do not have the answer to this issue is another day that my site is not functional. I NEED help.

Now you are seeing why this is a vulnerable issue. thank you!

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Post by david63 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:26 pm

Do you have access to the database vis phpMyAdmin (or similar)?
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Post by stevemaury » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:01 pm

When these children are done playing (I am 73), you can run this SQL. Here's how - Executing SQL Queries in phpMyAdmin

In phpMyAdmin, run the following, which will create an admin user named Admin1 with a password of admin. From that point you should be able to get into the ACP.

Code: Select all

INSERT INTO phpbb_users (user_type, group_id, username, username_clean, user_regdate, user_password, user_email, user_lang, user_style, user_rank, user_colour, user_posts, user_permissions, user_ip, user_birthday, user_lastpage, user_last_confirm_key, user_post_sortby_type, user_post_sortby_dir, user_topic_sortby_type, user_topic_sortby_dir, user_avatar, user_sig, user_sig_bbcode_uid, user_jabber, user_actkey, user_newpasswd) VALUES (3, 5, 'Admin1', 'admin1', 0, '21232f297a57a5a743894a0e4a801fc3', 'admin@example.com', 'en', 1, 1, 'AA0000', 1, '', '', '', '', '', 't', 'a', 't', 'd', '', '', '', '', '', '');
Change your table prefix if it is not phpbb_

See Executing SQL Queries in phpMyAdmin if you are unfamiliar with running database queries.

As soon as you have done this, use the temporary admin account to change the details on the original admin account, then delete the temporary account.
This is because:
  1. anyone could use that account to log in to your board if you didn't change the password.
  2. this temporary user has not been fully set up (e.g. it is not a member of the "Registered users" group, so it won't have normal access to your forums).
To remove the account you will first need to remove ???founder??? status from it: ACP > USERS AND GROUPS tab > Manage Users > Admin1 > Overview > Founder = No
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Post by stevemaury » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:24 pm

If this is a new one-click install, it would be easier to do a new install with the files from here rather than chase the problem.
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