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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonkeyGirl8, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. MonkeyGirl8

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    Hi.

    I'm very new to cpanel and any kind of programming. My brother-in-law has been doing most of my stuff up until now, but I need to start doing these things for myself.

    I have two domains. I recently worked out how to put WordPress on to one of these, though I can't remember what I did now!

    My new request is kind of tricky, I think. My brother-in-law has told me it is possible, but I'm scared of messing it up. I currently have a static landing page, but I have a forum attached to this: /http://www.wordwired.com and /http://www.wordwired.com/forum. I need to make the landing page easier to update, so that I can add new articles more frequently. I have a phpBB forum, but I would like to use Wordpress on the landing page. Can someone talk me through the steps of doing this? I'm scared that I'll damage my board if I do the wrong thing, and I've just managed to get some regular users on there. Though I'm reasonably cluey with using computers usually (minus anything to do with programming), I'm feeling a bit like an old lady with this stuff.

    Cheers.

    Jacinta
     
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    OK, that's weird that the second link comes up "& bull"! Bahaha!
     
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    This is a phpbb forum issue/question not a cPanel issue. You'd have more luck on the phpbb forums over here:
    phpBB • Support Forums


    GL!
     
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    It's a phpBB issue? I thought I'd just be trying to add Wordpress to one part of my domain via cPanel. Excuse my ignorance, but how is it a phpBB question? I'll check out the forums page, though, but I think maybe I haven't communicated what I'm after properly.

    By the way, as you're admin, the instant subscription to threads I post in doesn't seem to be working. I didn't realise anyone had responded at all to this.
     
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    Your host should be able to assist you with this sort of thing, thats what you pay them for.

    Basically you want to remove your main page from here, /www.wordwired.com and install your phpbb into the root of your site in public_html. (which is /www.wordwired.com)

    If there was a problem using the cPanel addons to install the wordpress to the account, what problems did you have?
     
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    Hmm.. The host is sorted out through my brother-in-law, so I'm kind of disengaged from that end. I didn't even know they were meant to help with this stuff. He's a software engineer, so leaving things in his hands is awesome, but he doesn't have a lot of time, and I figure I should learn.

    I'll try to reiterate what I'm after, in case we've got our wires crossed. On the /http://www.wordwired.com page, I want to be able to put Wordpress so that I can regularly update the page with articles, etc. (i.e. An updateable landing page.) On the /http://www.wordwired.com/forum page, I want to keep my phpBB forum. I'm really sorry to be a pain, but is this what you understood about my query?

    Adding Wordpress to my other domain was only a problem because I had no idea what I was doing and didn't interpret the information given too well. When my b-i-l explained it, it wasn't actually that hard at all.

    (Instant subscription working this time. Weird.)
     
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    I believe I understood you correctly. This forum is for support of the cPanel product. What you're wanting to do is website management and is best handled by support from your host, support forums for phpbb and/or wordpress though. What you want to do can be done and I've given you brief details above on your steps forward.

    For example, we don't know if your host has cPaddons enabled for installing a wordpress blog on your account. Or do they use Fantastico or provide some other way of installing software.

    I'm overlooking your comments about another domain as I' m not exactly sure where that comes into play for what you want to do.

    Let me try it this way. :)

    If you have an option to install a wordpress blog via your cPanel, what is that option?

    In your cPanel > File Manager, you can navigate to the public_html directory and find the index.html which is your main page located here: /http://www.wordwired.com

    We do not know what else is going on with your account, like your b-i-l does, or your host, but lets assume its just that one page (index.html) here. (don't do this, this is an example for now) You could rename it to index.old.html and save via the File Manager.

    Now if you did this, and you visit that URL again you'll not see a page, you may see a list of files in there instead. Again, depending on how your host has your account setup, which we don't know here.

    So, we've disabled the index.html (we want to do this, as after you've installed your blog you do not want that index.html page viewable) and now we want to install a wordpress into the root of the domain.

    /http://www.wordwired.com Is the same place as /public_html/ on your account. Also the same place that index.html was that we just renamed.

    We don't know if you have any sort of auto installer from within cPanel to setup the wordpress, so I can't give you a tip to get that part done. But if you know what you have and have renamed your index.html you can use whatever installer you have and set it to install the wordpress to /
    / = /http://www.wordwired.com
    / = /public_html/

    Your forums are installed to /forums/
    /forums/ = /http://www.wordwired.com/forums/
    /forums/ = /public_html/forums/

    Before you make any changes you might want to backup your account for safe keeping. Does the host have backups enabled? We don't know this either. Make sure you do not install the blog in the forums/ directory and you can't go wrong. Doing so could make a real mess. (be sure to backup first)

    If I explain to you how to perform a blog install without knowing the situation with the cPanel account, and something goes wrong, who helps you fix it? Again, this is a website maintenance question, IMHO. You can find full details on installing a wordpress manually here: Installing WordPress « WordPress Codex

    If your cPanel does not operate as you expected and something is not working, we can try and sort that out here, or you can have your host put in a ticket to cPanel support.

    On a side note, you might be interested in bridging your blog and forum using this:
    /http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-phpbb-bridge/

    I hope that helps somehow.
     
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