Noob question about PHPBB3

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The last time I installed PHPBB3 it was using fantistico. So anyway I did it manually this time. It has installed correctly but my board says.

Please delete, move or rename the install directory before you use your board. If this directory is still present, only the Administration Control Panel (ACP) will be accessible.

It may be easy for many people. But What am I supposed to delete? I want phpbb3 on the main directory its on. http://www.wicked-web.info/phpBB3/ at the moment

this is http://www.wicked-web.info

Could someone please help.

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upload your files to the root of the domain, aka on step below the phpbb3 folder is now, the error your getting is because you need to delete the installation folder. For your current set up it will be under phpbb3/installation or install
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phpBB3/install/

Delete the entire install directory, including the folder.
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http://www.wicked-web.info/phpBB3/

That message has gone but how do i get it to. be on my main directory http://www.wicked-web.info?
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upload the phpbb3 files into the main directory, and not the phpbb3 folder it self, just the contents of it.
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Right so its installed http://www.wicked-web.info/phpBB3/ so i just move the files?
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wow i suck. This is silly
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Using an FTP program or the file manager in your cPanel, navigate to the public_html/www directory (or whatever else your root directory may be called), then navigate to the phpBB3 directory. Click the "install" directory then delete it.
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Ok this is what im trying to do.

I want to access my forum at http://www.wicked-web.info

but at the moment i can only get to it via http://www.wicked-web.info/phpBB3/

I have deleted the install file. What should I do now?
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penguin wrote:
Right so its installed http://www.wicked-web.info/phpBB3/ so i just move the files?


First, make sure no important files will be overwritten in the destination.

Second, use the ACP to change the script path.
General Tab -> Server Settings item on the right -> Script Path
It should be "/phpBB3" when you find it, change it to "/".

Third, move the files.

You should be good to go after that.
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I changed that /phpbb3 like you said joebert. And I deleted the install file.

So how do I move PHPBB3 to the the main index so it goes to http://www.wicked-web.info

do i have to manually move all files? Damm I wish I could just stick to fantistico.
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Upload all the files of PHPBB3 into your public_html folder (aka everything inside of phpbb3). I don't really know what else to tell you.
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Right spoof let me explain in more detail]

I go to my cpanel > file manager > public_html > then there is a foler called PHPBB3 if i click that there is all the phpbb3 files.

So What the hell do i do with that?

God Im a phpbb3 noob.
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Don't click the folder icon beside phpBB3 - instead, click the words "phpBB3". In the control pane, choose "move", and then click on "public_html".
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Thanks guys its in the public_html but nothing changed.

I am just going to use phpbb2. It will save me all this crap lol.
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ok giving up will not get me anywhere here is a screen shot of what i see.

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phpbb3.JPG
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I would just delete the phpbb3 folder and upload everything again (thats in the phpbb3 folder, not the folder it self) to the view you have in that picture.
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Penguin, I might make things easier for you if you use an FTP client rather than a web-based file manager.
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But then I would end up with the same result?
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right now when your uploading the phpbb3 forum your probably selecting an extract folder on your computer named phpbb3, you need to select the content inside of it and not the folder it self. Using a ftp client would probably make your life a lot easier and Spork pointed out.

You can also just use windows explorer by entering the following into your address bar (not internet explorer)

ftp://loginname:yourpassword@nameofserver.com
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Ok I will try with a FTP client. I have only ever used file managers before lol :P
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I think I just became 10 points stupider reading this thread.
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Yeah. If I could post flash attachments I'd post the soundclip from Billy Madison. Because I can't, here's a quote:

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what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
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SpooF wrote:
Upload all the files of PHPBB3 into your public_html folder (aka everything inside of phpbb3). I don't really know what else to tell you.



:lol:

That just made me laugh a little bit. It's exactly what i was starting to think when reading the thread up until that point.
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I give up. I ask for help becuase yeah I am a noob when it comes to some things. I ask for help and get laughed at wow yeah thats really good.

Does not supprise me.

So when someone posts and they dont understand something. Or something is confusing them. I can just laugh at them?

Thanks for good example moderators.
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penguin, it will be worth your time to get used to using an FTP application before trying to go much further or you're going to find people laughing at you no matter where you go.
It's going to take a month of Sundays to move a phpBB3 sized package worth of files with C-Panels file manager.

Start with something like Filezilla. Once you get use to using an FTP application you will be surprized how much easier some of this stuff is. You might even look back and laugh yourself, I know I did when I figured it out years ago. ;)

If you're not sure how to get started with with FTP after having a client, you'll want to look around and experiment with the "FTP Manager" section of your C-Panel.

Don't worry penguin, just because people laugh doesn't mean nobody is laughing at something they've done somewhere else. They're not laughing at you, they're laughing with you, you just haven't joined in yet. :D
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There's also an FTP add-on extension for Firefox called FireFTP which is pretty decent as far as basic usage goes.
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joebert wrote:
penguin, it will be worth your time to get used to using an FTP application before trying to go much further or you're going to find people laughing at you no matter where you go.
It's going to take a month of Sundays to move a phpBB3 sized package worth of files with C-Panels file manager.

Start with something like Filezilla. Once you get use to using an FTP application you will be surprized how much easier some of this stuff is. You might even look back and laugh yourself, I know I did when I figured it out years ago. ;)

If you're not sure how to get started with with FTP after having a client, you'll want to look around and experiment with the "FTP Manager" section of your C-Panel.

Don't worry penguin, just because people laugh doesn't mean nobody is laughing at something they've done somewhere else. They're not laughing at you, they're laughing with you, you just haven't joined in yet. :D


Thank you Joebert. I will take a look at that and try to get used to it. Thank you for your support with this issue.
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I think I just became 10 points stupider reading this thread.

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