Here are the instructions I emailed Kelly. What was important to understand is that his Geeklog installation was 'flat', meaning all files are copied to his www/ directory, he doesn't have the plugins/, etc. directories outside the webroot.
Ok, I think we can make this very simple.
1. Re-download the latest forum distribution from Geeklog.net, use this
2. Unzip it onto your local workstation using WinZip, tell it to
put it in the c:\mark\ directory (it should ask if you want
to create the directory first, say yes). Check the following:
- It should just create a single directory under c:\mark called forum/
- Inside the forum/ directory there should be several
other directories (admin, language, public_html, sql,
system, templates, themefiles) there are also a few
other files (config.php, debug.php, readme.html, etc).
3. Using your FTP program, create a directory called forum under
the www/plugins/ directory on your host.
4. Using your FTP program, create a directory called forum under
the www/ directory on your host.
5. Using your FTP program, create a directory called forum under
the www/admin/plugins/ directory on your host.
6. From your local workstation, we want to FTP the following items:
- All files in c:\mark\forum\ to /www/plugins/forum/
- All files in c:\mark\forum\admin\ to /www/admin/plugins/forum/
- All files in c:\mark\forum\public_html\ to /www/forum/
- All files in c:\mark\forum\themefiles\ to /www/layout/professional/
- All files in c:\mark\forum\system to /www/system/
Using the first one in the list above as an example, this is how
you will do this:
Navigate to c:\mark\forum\ in your FTP program, highlight all the
files and directories (admin,language,public_html,sql,etc...) and
drag them to /www/plugins/forum/
Using the second one in the list above as an example, this is how
you will do this:
Navigate to c:\mark\forum\admin\ in your FTP program, highlight
all the files in that directory (boards.php, gf_functions.php, etc)
and drag them to the /www/admin/plugins/forum/ directory.
7. If all the FTPs went well, you should be able to log into your
Geeklog site as an admin, choose Admins Only -> Plugins and see
the forum plugin listed for install.
8. Hit the install button, cross your fingers, hold your breath
and hopefully it will install without any issues.
9. Sit back and relax, you now have a forum plugin installed.
I think these instructions should get you going, if not, let me know where
you have questions or where something didn't match from what I described.
We're getting closer and I have no doubt we'll get it installed soon.