I havent tried deleting the install folder yet? I thought I needed to keep that to install AutoMod?
I do not see that in my index.php file either...
Everything I've done;
Install fresh phpbb forum > upload automod files to /phpbb3/ > go back to url install/index.php > don't see what I'm missing
when you install phpbb there is a folder named install. you go there to install phpbb. after it is finished, you have to delete that folder.
when you want to install automod, it also uploads a folder named install.
it is not the same install folder that comes with phpbb.
within that folder named install is a index.php file that belongs to automod. it is not the same as the index.php file that belongs to phpbb.
now, phpbb is designed so that if there is a folder named install in the board root ( the same place as the config.php file ) it will not work. It will give you a message that tells you to delete the install folder or the only thing you can access is the admin panel.
That is as it is supposed to be.
However, keep in mind that when you upload the automod files/folders you are not supposed to go to the board index page at all so therefore you would not even see this message.
what you are supposed to be doing is going to the install folder.
now, as I said earlier, if you have the automod files/folders uploaded correctly then all you have to do is go to the install/index.php file and you will see a page that has a tab that says install.
if you do not, then you do NOT have the automod files/folders uploaded correctly.
I would start over. I would delete all traces of automod from your server.
1. on your computer, create a folder named automod_download
2. download a new version of automod to that folder on your computer.
3. using your ftp program, connect to your server and make sure you have your board root
(you can see the board's config.php file ) in the right hand window of your ftp program.
4. in the left window, navigate to the folder named automod_download and open it.
you should now see all of the automod folders.
5. drag all of the automod folders from the left side to the right side.
you will see folders of the same name on both sides, do not worry about this. if it asks you about overwriting, say yes.
6. in your browser, go to: yourdomain.com/yourboard/install/index.php
7. click on the install tab or button
8. you are done.
If you board is installed in the board root ( yourdomain.com/index.php )
and not in a folder ( yourdomain.com/yourboard/index.php )
then ignore anywhere I have said "yourphpbb" in the instructions and put the files/folders in the board root.