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So I did this years ago and I cant remember how
I have a domain with HostGator (I used them before)
but I cant figure out how to upload vanilla
I uploaded the plugin to my wordpress but Im lost and think I skipped some steps
I really need a step by step lesson LOL
Welcome to the community.
It's not really clear where your problem lies.
The README is pretty clear. ( https://github.com/vanilla/vanilla/blob/master/README.md )
If you have downloaded the Vanilla zip file, and can't upload it to your host, then you need to ask your host for help.
Where am I supposed to upload it? Do I upload it to files? That's my question mainly
I contacted my host and they were just trying to get me to buy more stuff which I know I don't need
I have the vanilla zip downloaded
I just don't know how to upload it to my server
Where would I upload it?
Is it file manager?
Honestly? I mean do you really think any of the other options could be working? How would you upload anything with "Reset Password"?
You have to upload those files. "Files" because you have to unzip the file you have downloaded from here.
Far more better than using the interface of a hosting service to upload files is to use an FTP client. FileZilla is a good FTP client.
And before you can connect Wordpress and Vanilla, you have to set up Vanilla.
Okay I wasnt sure if I needed to be in manage database or what. So after I upload it, what do I do after that?
I originally had a friend helping me but I cant get ahold of them. I really want to learn
And Im assuming I upload the entire zip folder
Please don't take that personal but if you really have no clue at all I wouldn't want you as the admin of a forum I'm using.
You better should install a local server (google for "WAMP" = Windows, Apache, MySQL, PHP) and test everything on that, not on your live server.
Im just wanting to learn all this
Create a subdirectory and call it forum. Then install Vanilla in that folder. File Manager is where your uploaded and installed files live. That is where you create a subdirectory to install Vanilla.
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Thank you so much
Can anyone message me and give me a walk through on this please
I would so appreciate it
Yes, there are step by step tutorials this is an example.
This is not a kinder Garden, you need to learn the basics on your own.
Thanks for your help