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Uploading Plugins to GoDaddy

edited April 2012 in Questions

Hey everyone I have read countless forums for the last two days trying to figure this out myself before I posted the question so any help is really appreciated.

I have my vanilla forums on GoDaddy and I downloaded the plugin and uploaded to my FTP File Manager inside the plugins folder where all the other plugin are sitting. I then go to my dashboard inside the vanilla forum, check the plugins and nothing shows up.

Is anyone able to walk me through the process of simply installing a plugin?

Appreciate any help with this. Cheers Michael

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  • 422422 Developer MVP
    Answer ✓

    no

    You must UNZIP file .

    Open the folder..

    Upload contents ie... in the zip folder, there is a main folder called eg. dave

    you upload that NOT the zip !

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    mikeymccoy
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  • check if your config folder is writable (CHMOD 777) as well as all of the files within.

    mikeymccoy
  • Wow thanks for the very fast reply. But how do I do that?

  • I use flashfxp to perform all of my remote transactions. Simply browse to your folder in your favorite FTP client, right-click on 'config', CHMOD 777, apply to all subfolders/files

  • Guys there is where things get so confusing. I was told I could not use FTP and had to go directly into GoDaddy and alter the Vanilla Forum files there. I actually dont even use FTP so thought that was just fine with me. So is there a way I can do this directly within GoDaddy?

  • mcu_hqmcu_hq ✭✭
    edited April 2012

    sounds like you need to contact GoDaddy then....a host that won't let you have your own FTP server daemon running is a joke. Let this be your lesson for choosing GoDaddy.

  • No nothing that GoDaddy said I just something I was told. Anyway I have Filezilla so are you able to tell me what I should in that? I am the most basic of newbie so any detailed step is really helpful.

    I will say I did go into file zilla, found the forums file, went into config.php. I right clicked on that and it said "Please select the new attribute s for the file "config.php". All boxes inside that are ticked except "Write" in "Public permissions" and there is a Numeric value of 775 showing. Is it that I should change to 777?

    Thanks again. Cheers Michael.

  • It is not the permission of the config, it is the permission of the plugin, if it is not showing up.

    First make sure that all the files are contained in the uploaded folder compared to the original, if not , them make sure the files, and folder have chmod 755.

    grep is your friend.

  • So I have gone inside the FTP file manager inside my host. I went to directory under forums/plugins and I uploaded the plugin file which is now sitting there with all the rest of the plugins that came with vanilla when I installed it.

    I then went into filezilla when to forums/plugins and right clicked and changed the file attributes to 777. I then did the same in forums/uploads but changed that to 755. I then went to forums/plugins/whosonline and changed that from 705 to 777.

    I then went back to my dashboard/plugins but the plugin was not added. Im sure you are all giving the correct directions but Im just not sure what Im doing wrong?

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Are you using custom theme....?

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  • I'm using the Vanilla version 2.0.18.4 by Mark O'Sullivan that came with it when I installed.

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    Show us a link if you can

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  • 422422 Developer MVP

    what is the plugin you UPLOADED but isnt showing

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  • 422422 Developer MVP

    plugins must be uploaded to forums/themes/

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    mikeymccoy
  • Ok just uploaded it the forums/theme unziped it, checked in filezilla and can see that the file is there but then it does not show up dashboard with all the other vanilla plugins. I then changed the file permission from 705 to 777 but still nothing.

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    sounds like you have a PATH issue which should be simple to sort out.

    goto forums > themes > cache > and delete all .ini files

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    mikeymccoy
  • I don't have a cache under forums > themes > cache

    but I do have it under

    forums > cache

    Inside there I can see 9 files with .ini like "a_converstations_contriller_map.ini"

    Is it those files I should delete. Just thought I should double check before deleting the wrong thing.

    BTW I really appreciate you taking the time to help me so thank you!

  • 422422 Developer MVP
    edited April 2012

    Create a cache folder in themes folder.

    Chmod the cache folder to 777

    Bad Info ( ignore )

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    mikeymccoy
  • 422422 Developer MVP

    here is a snapshot of a themes folder for one of our forums.

    Apologies your themes folder is default, so in forums > you should see folder structure like the image

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    mikeymccoy
  • Yep. That is the way my forums folder looks like. So does that mean I should go ahead and delete those file inside the cache with .ini?

  • 422422 Developer MVP
    edited April 2012

    yes ( only the .ini files though )

    cache folder should be chmodded to 777

    422 Real Estate Australia , now open Check it out

    mikeymccoy
  • 422422 Developer MVP

    in that same folder can you open htaccess file ( be careful not to change anything )

    Do you see a line like this:

    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]

    If you do thats cool, just being nosey .. if you dont... we can move on

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    mikeymccoy
  • I deleted 9 .ini check filezilla then 4 more appeared "local_map.ini, c_library_map.ini, a_dashboard_controller_map.ini and a_dashobard_library_map.ini" I changed cache folder from 705 to 777 but when I check it again it shows as 705.

    I see this in htaaccess

    Original

    If you modify this file then change the above line to: # Modified

    RewriteEngine On # Certain hosts may require the following line. # If vanilla is in a subfolder then you need to specify it after the /. # (ex. You put Vanilla in /forum so change the next line to: RewriteBase /forum) RewriteBase /forums/ RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php\?p=$1 [QSA,L]

  • 422422 Developer MVP

    yep looks fine.

    Ok are you on shared host ? Because if you havent the "remote" permissions to change folder permissions , this could be the issue.

    If you log out of ftp and back in, and view properties of cache folder it should be 777

    If it isnt, put a support ticket in with GoBaddy ;)

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    mikeymccoy
  • Hehe GoBaddy.

    Fortunately I don't need to contact them (well yet anyway).

    I logged out of the FileZilla and back in went to forums > cache right clicked and it is now showing as 777.

  • 422422 Developer MVP
    edited April 2012

    Cool.

    Download a plugin from here something you dont have, Unzip.. And upload to your plugins folder.

    Then go into dashboard and see if its there

    422 Real Estate Australia , now open Check it out

    mikeymccoy
  • Ok it has to be something I am doing wrong. I downloaded postcount-plugin and uploaded it to forums > plugins without using FileZilla ie just uploaded directly into FTP File Manager inside GoDaddy.

    The plugin showed up as postcount_plugin-1-0-2.zip. So I then clicked unarchive where I was given the choice of destination where I selected /forums/plugins/postcount I left the box ticked that said "Overright existing file" selected ok and then postcount file appeared as a directory file type. I then went back to the dashboard and still nothing. I mean could it have anything to do with the fact I'm using Wordpress?

  • Ah I knew I was doing something wrong. Ok so when I download then open the whosOnline plugin I see 4 items. "class.whosonlinemodule.php, defualt.php, whosonline.js and a folder called views"

    So do I simply upload each of those one by one to the plugins folder or just the contents of the views folder?

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