November 24, 2005

Setting up forums

I know that using some combination of Fantastico and other assorted goodies I can set up a page that runs only question is how? Step by step from start to finish would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and happy Thanksgiving.

Posted by Simon at November 24, 2005 08:49 AM | TrackBack

Log in to CPanel.

Click on the little happy face.

Scroll down to forums. Select either phpBB (which is a real pain because it has urgent security updates every few weeks) or SMF (which looks good but I don't really know anything about it).

Click on the New Installation link and follow the instructions.

Congratulations! You are the proud owner of a brand new puppy forum! Remember, forums are for life, not just for Christmas Thanksgiving, and you do need to update the software regularly. If you're not going to customise the forum, this isn't too hard.

Or - if this would suit your purpose - I can create you a subforum off the main munu forums, in which case what you need to do is say "Pixy, can you create a subforum for me?"

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 24, 2005 11:32 AM

Thanks, Pixy. My only question is how do I get the forum to reside at (for example) ?

Is that part of the install process or is there some funky thing I need to do?

Posted by Simon at November 25, 2005 12:48 AM

That's part of the install process. It will ask you what directory you want to install in, and if you say forums, then the forums will show up at :)

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 25, 2005 01:21 AM

OK, did all that using SMF (should I try the other one???) and got:

Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/simon/public_html/forums/Sources/Subs.php on line 232

Notice: Undefined index: is_admin in /home/simon/public_html/forums/Sources/Security.php on line 556

Notice: Undefined index: permissions in /home/simon/public_html/forums/Sources/Security.php on line 563

Warning: in_array(): Wrong datatype for second argument in /home/simon/public_html/forums/Sources/Security.php on line 563
session_start(): Cannot send session cookie - headers already sent by (output started at /home/simon/public_html/forums/Sources/Subs.php:232)

Posted by Simon at November 25, 2005 02:44 AM

But when I do the other one, it works! Bizarre.

thanks for the help, Pixy.

Posted by Simon at November 25, 2005 02:50 AM

Well, I haven't tried SMF, but it is supposed to work.

Just go with the other one. ;)

Posted by Pixy Misa at November 25, 2005 03:09 AM
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