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This may sound stupid, but I just added Vanilla to my website that is hosted by BlueHost, and I was able to install Vanilla from there. How do I access it now? I try to login but it wants reCaptcha. Did I make things harder by installing from BlueHost rather than dling it from this site?


  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    No , when you installed your forum did you use simple scripts? or something like it to install it for you?

    If you did then they should have mailed you the credentials or have them still.

    You can go into your file manager and access the config.php file

    after you get the reCaptcha keys from

    copy the respective keys into the config.php where it says

    $Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['Method'] = 'Captcha';
    $Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['ConfirmEmailRole'] = '3';
    $Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['CaptchaPrivateKey'] = ' private key goes here';
    $Configuration['Garden']['Registration']['CaptchaPublicKey'] = 'public key goes here';

    After you do this the captcha will work and you can use it to sign in with your credentials.

  • Got my hosting company on the phone and they reset my admin password. I'm looking at the options for homepages right now, can there be a regular looking homepage, or does it have to go straight to the forum?

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP

    You can make a landing page any way you want and then set the route in the routes settings to change the default controller which would be the default landing page you can make using either ExtraPage plugin (my fave) or CustomPages Plugin.

    I recommend you read the docs and the wiki to get informed further

  • thank you!

  • edited July 2013

    I got it working! One last question. Since I used the one click install and not Filezilla, how do I add other plugins?

  • vrijvlindervrijvlinder Papillon-Sauvage MVP
  • AdrianAdrian Wandering Spirit Montreal MVP

    You can probably use your backend file manager, but even with one click install you should have info for FTP. If you don't know it, bluehost should be able to give it to you. When you get it, once you download thr add-ons you want to your computer, use Filezilla via FTP as @vrijvlinder mentioned to move these files to the plugins folder.

  • whu606whu606 I'm not a SuperHero; I just like wearing tights... MVP


    For ftp access with Bluehost, in cPanel go to the File management section and click FTP Accounts.

    Either use the Special FTP account (click FTP configuration file under Filezilla) or set up a new FTP account, and use those details to access your site via Filezilla or other ftp tools.

    You can also use their Unlimited FTP app (same section), but I found it slower than Filezilla.

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