OvBB v0.08 Forum PHP Script Download
First off, if you don’t have (access to) a database on a MySQL server already, you need to get one. I’ll wait while you do that… Ready? Great, let’s move on.
- Execute the SQL script file, install.sql, on your database.
- Now that we’ve got the database set up, you need to find the file called db.php in the /upload/includes directory (of the OvBB archive). Open it up and replace the values at the top with the values corresponding to your database.
- You’re now ready to upload the contents of the /upload directory to your Web server, but before you do that you might be interested in editing the config.inc.php file in the /upload/includes directory. There are some personal values that are specific to your particular installation of OvBB in there that you can (and should) modify. I’ve tried to explain some of the less-obvious things there, but feel free to contact me if you have questions.
- Now, upload the contents of the entire /upload directory (and sub-directories) to the location of your choice on your Web server.
You should now be able to view your forums by simply typing in the public address of the location to which you uploaded OvBB. From there, you can register, post, edit, etc.
There is no Moderator Control Panel or Administrator Control Panel yet, but the system does utilize usergroups and permissions. You might want to change the contents of the
usergroupfield for your
memberrecord to that of the Administrator usergroup (3 by default; see the usergroups.inc.php file).