Sudden Wordpress setup config?

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Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by afribf » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 am

Hi guys,

I'm kind of new to this and I hope someone can give me a simple solution or explanation as to why my forum suddenly requires a Wordpress configuration?

Thank you in advance

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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by Mick » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:22 am

Hello,

phpBB is standalone (it doesn’t share files) and is normally in the root of a domain or a subfolder on its own. The only reason I can think of is you’ve overridden some phpBB files with WP files. Where do your phpBB and WP installs live, what’s the url to both? Exactly what were the “minor changes” you made in the ACP? You may also get help speaking to WP support who may be able tell you what those config screens mean.
afribf wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 am
How did you install your board? Someone else installed my board for me
Can you explain what type of installation this was, was it a host provided one-click installer?
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by afribf » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:12 pm

Mick wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:22 am
Hello,

phpBB is standalone (it doesn’t share files) and is normally in the root of a domain or a subfolder on its own. The only reason I can think of is you’ve overridden some phpBB files with WP files. Where do your phpBB and WP installs live, what’s the url to both? Exactly what were the “minor changes” you made in the ACP? You may also get help speaking to WP support who may be able tell you what those config screens mean.
afribf wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:08 am
How did you install your board? Someone else installed my board for me
Can you explain what type of installation this was, was it a host provided one-click installer?
Hi Mick,

Thanks so much for replying to my request.

The last changes I made were changing maximum image dimension allowed for posts, and everything was working fine after that. I just noticed this morning that it was asking for the config.

I'm sorry but I don't really know what the URLs are. I paid someone that installed the theme and setup all the hosting so I don't know what was done. Then I just accessed the files on the external server via filezilla to make content changes.

Kind regards,
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by </Solidjeuh> » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:25 pm

Looks to me that you uploaded wordpress files in the forum folder.. ?
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by afribf » Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:56 pm

Froddelaar wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:25 pm
Looks to me that you uploaded wordpress files in the forum folder.. ?
Hi there,

Thanks for responding,

Last thing that was uploaded was an edit made to the overall_header, that was about 2 days ago.

I haven't added anything in the directory at all, only made changes to existing files like contact, footer, header, etc.

But if that would be the case as you're saying, any idea where this file would've been uploaded to make this happen?

Thanks again

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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by stevemaury » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:13 pm

You need to talk to whoever installed this. It looks like they used a one-click installation the integrate phpBB and WP.
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by darcie » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:50 pm

I just happened to check in here after seeing your post at WordPress.com. WordPress.com is for managed hosting there, and WordPress.org forums would be the place to get help for the software you use.
I agree with the assessment that instead of two separate folders the WordPress and phpBB files were dumped into the same. The index.php files would have conflicted, meaning the existing one was overwritten. You'd want to remove the WordPress files and replace the phpBB ones that were overwritten. The person you had install for you might have a better chance of undoing this.
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by Mick » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:04 am

afribf wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:12 pm
I'm sorry but I don't really know what the URLs are
Ok what I meant was what is the path to the two installations, one would probably be yoursite.com/forum and the other yoursite.com/blog which would be the ‘shortcuts’ to each application. Anyway, it doesn’t matter now so much.
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by afribf » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm

Hi,

I want to thank everyone that took their time and responded to my request, much appreciated!

It seems like there was a Wordpress update release of some sort and the person that installed and configurated the forum suspects that it was because of that.

Somehow a /wp folder ended up in the root directory of the server. I have no idea how this could've happened.

Again, thanks guys!
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by janus_zonstraal » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:37 pm

Disable auto updates in cPanel => softaculours or your host equivalent from that program
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Re: Sudden Wordpress setup config?

Post by afribf » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:51 pm

@Janus - Thank you :)

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