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SMF forum installation help -stuck on Step 2 Writable Check

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by InterestBlog, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. #1
    I have been trying to move on but cannot...and I have been on same place for 2 days now.

    Step 2 Writable Check

    for SMF forum installer

    I am doing it first time, so no idea what and where to find.
    What this means
    "Some files need to be writable for SMF to work properly. This step allows you to let the installer make them writable for you. However, in some cases it won't work - in that case, please make the following files 777 (writable, 755 on some hosts):

    * Packages/installed.list
    "

    It is asking for
    Server:
    Username
    Password
    Install path:

    Can anyone help me and explain where will I get the required info and where to create 777, I don't have any installed.list in packages folder, do I need to create it, if YES, what commands I have to write in it?

    Any help will be highly appreciated.
    SEMrush
    My site is hosted on Godaddy. and I am directly creating a forum in it, www.mydomain/install.php is where I am on right now.

    Thanks
     
    InterestBlog, Oct 30, 2011 IP
    SEMrush
  2. RHS-Chris

    RHS-Chris Well-Known Member

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    Hello there,

    You would need to either use the file manager, or and FTP client to change the permissions on the files, as stated. The 777 and 755 are permission masks for files/folders.

    Chris
     
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  3. InterestBlog

    InterestBlog Peon

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    Thanks Chris, you helped me in right time and in time too!
     
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  4. InterestBlog

    InterestBlog Peon

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    Okay now I have spent, quite a lot of time on SMF after its installation and I couldn't find a single link to create a "new category" for discussion

    Every time I try to start a discussion on my forum, I only get General Discussion category.

    Please help me
     
    InterestBlog, Oct 31, 2011 IP
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    You do everything over your SMF administration panel also known as AdminCP.
     
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    InterestBlog Peon

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    I searched so many times there, don't know how I missed
     
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    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Oh... man you are using one of more user friendly forum script. Just click the Admin tab and in administrator center then Forum>Create new category and fill the fields and click add category button. Very easy.
     
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