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Unable to log in

edited September 2008 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi, I installed vanilla and can't log in. I don't see an administrative login option anywhere either. Login attempts just go ignored. These are steps I undertook during installation process that I'm not sure about •When prompted to enter db name and username I entered what I could, after creating the db from CPanel. I left the last line blank bcs I didn't know what went there. The installation seemed to take and I was brought to the next step. •When prompted to make chmod changes I clicked on the next button and was brought to the next screen •When prompted to enter a path for cookies I entered ~/forum/ •Vanilla is in the folder it arrived in, inside my public_html folder. The forum folder is on the same level as Vanilla. •After installation I was brought to the login screen, but I am unable to log in. Attempts are ignored. Help appreciated muchly, Kimi


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    You shouldn't have changed what was in the cookie path field--its the cookies that are used to see if you are logged in, but Vanilla is looking in the wrong place for them.

    You can edit the conf/settings.php file to set the path back, or even just make it empty--= '';

    Or, probably simplier, if you delete the four .php files in the conf folder you can run through the install again.
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    edited September 2008
    Thanks. The installation instructions might need a bit of work [Let me know if you need help with that, I'll do my best to contribute]. I was instructed to choose a path for cookies, so I made a choice. The wrong one, obviously. I would have left this alone if I'd known that was best. Here's some of the relevant code. I don't understand your reference to empty or what invoking it will do [and do I use those open and closing tags appearing in your statement?] Maybe you can say what I ought to change . . . $Configuration['BASE_URL'] = ''; $Configuration['COOKIE_DOMAIN'] = ''; $Configuration['COOKIE_PATH'] = '/forum/';
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    This ought to do it:
    $Configuration['COOKIE_DOMAIN'] = ''; $Configuration['COOKIE_PATH'] = '/Vanilla-1.1.4/';
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