Help Please - Can't get to square one

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Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 5:53 am

Am trying urgently to set up a forum for rescuing horses...literally an urgent situation.
Am using Go Daddy Web Hosting and have downloaded the phbBB forum app (know it as a user from years ago at PedigreeQuery.com)
Cannot get the Categories or Forum Topics to show/appear in user forum.

Is anyone available to walk me thru it, please?

Thank you.
VKS

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by .m. » Thu May 02, 2019 7:08 am

are you setting up a new forum or reviving old one ?

have you tried using phpBB installer at GoDaddy ?
what is your forum url ?

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by david63 » Thu May 02, 2019 7:39 am

.m. wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:08 am
have you tried using phpBB installer at GoDaddy ?
Do not even consider that as an option. There are far too many reports on this board of problems when "one click" installers are used - especially on GoDaddy
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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by .m. » Thu May 02, 2019 9:58 am

^ perhaps the query should have been rephrased ;)

@Viktoria Ks
did you try setting up phpBB forum by uploading files & running install script
or
is it by using single click installer [eg. Softaculous] at your web host panel ?

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 2:43 pm

Yes…TO ALL, graciously trying to help— I did install from go daddy’s one click, Installatron link.

It is also not the newest version, but it won’t update either I’ve tried using the update button and also insert downloading it to my computer but there’s no way to fix it from there.

I have a suspicion it has something to do with the permissions and maybe I clicked something wrong. I’m not at all good at understanding even the most basic of “programming”

I will try to take screenshots of my pages and maybe everyone can look at it and see if there something simple to be corrected. Thanks so much!

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by .m. » Thu May 02, 2019 3:21 pm

as david63 already said, it is better to use manual installation of phpBB forum
please see => installation guidance

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 4:22 pm

OK will try it… But really need someone a little more technical oriented than me. Thank you 🙏🐴🙏
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Post by stevemaury » Thu May 02, 2019 4:33 pm

So it looks like you are up and running, right?
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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by .m. » Thu May 02, 2019 4:45 pm

if you login with your username & password then you should be able to see categories & forum sections

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 4:47 pm

That is the problem… It is not showing up in the user index/ forum

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 4:49 pm

I’m fine at getting things done from the administrative technical side… I can’t get it to show up for the user. I don’t know if it has something to do with permissions or like others have said, it has to do with the install/download process straight from Go Daddy installaTron link.

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Post by Scanialady » Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm

Webseite, Blog, Wiki Deutsche Übersetzungen - german language files
My 2 cents: Whether an extension is in the CDB says nothing about its quality. It is more important to read the support topics for it. Better to avoid authors who do not answer support questions themselves, who do not update their stuff, and who do not fix bugs for years.

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Viktoria Ks » Thu May 02, 2019 4:58 pm

Scanialady wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:51 pm
May be you should read a little bit ;-)

Permissions: https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... rmissions/

Knowledge base: https://www.phpbb.com/support/docs/en/3 ... istration/
Great idea… I’ll try to fit it in in between rescuing horses and taking care of 10 of my own and driving four hours a day. I thought this was a help forum. I explained above that I’m not technically oriented and with all I have going on, it’s like learning Japanese overnight. But thanks for the suggestion!

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by Scanialady » Thu May 02, 2019 5:10 pm

If you get problems you can get help here, I am sure. If you don't do anything you don't need help ;-)

I recommend to read the basics - most things are explained step by step. And without the minimal basics you don't understand the help.

Alternative you can try to hire someone for the boring work here viewforum.php?f=656
Webseite, Blog, Wiki Deutsche Übersetzungen - german language files
My 2 cents: Whether an extension is in the CDB says nothing about its quality. It is more important to read the support topics for it. Better to avoid authors who do not answer support questions themselves, who do not update their stuff, and who do not fix bugs for years.

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Re: Help Please - Can't get to square one

Post by .m. » Thu May 02, 2019 5:15 pm

@Viktoria Ks , I sent you a PM (message) , not sure if you can reply me !

to make it easy,
perhaps you can view a couple of video guidance available at youtube ...

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