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Installation Question

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Please be gentle to a newbie! I've just installed this fantastic forum onto a test server (Apache, mySQL 5, php) running on my windows XP. when i run the installation i get through everything and when i get to step 4, when i click on the 'go..' it goes straight to a directory index. My question (at last..i hear some cry) is, should this happen, (on the installation tutorial it should load straight onto the 'create a new dicussion') or have i done something incorrect? Every tab works except the 'Discussion' tab.. Thanks and sorry if this is a really simple Q, pointers will help.


  • Does it work if you add "index.php" to the end of the url?

    If so, the problem is that index.php isn't the default page for that folder, for some reason.
  • I'm assuming you're using WAMP or something. For WAMP, click on the gauge thing, then go to Config Files > httpd.conf.

    Go to about line 324, where it says something like:
    DirectoryIndex index.php index.php3 index.html index.htm index.html.var
    Make sure index.php is in there, probably in the front.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Initially, there will be no discussions, just a "general" category and an empty shell of a forum. You can quickly jump in and create a test discussion to test and see if it's in working order (which by the sound of it seems to be) then move onto to tweaking the admin settings. From there you can slowly start adding addon's and personalizing it even further.
  • Lech, I have done this and tried to post a test discussion. My problem is that the 'Discussion' tab does not got to the discussion 'page' it only takes my to a directory index for the folder containing Vanilla. Any thoughts on this??
  • Have you tried following jeff's suggestion?
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Ahh, directory index not "vanilla index" i misread that. Yeah, do what jeff suggests by editing either you httpd or vhost conf and changing the execution order of what apache should display based on what's there.
  • Thnaks for the suggestions guys, I'll try Jeff's suggestion after I've had a sleep. Getting up at 4.30am for work is playing havoc with my ability to do simple tasks. I'll post back when i've tried this to let you know how it went. Thanks
  • Jeff Many thanks for the pointer, i've finally got it to work. Such a simple thing that causes soo many problems. Thanks to you all for the quick advice! - This forum does exactly what it says on the tin!!!!
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