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Path Settings
Sep 24th, 2007 at 9:26pm
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These are just the recommended path structure. If you are an advanced user, you may change the name of or even remove the /cgi-bin/yabb2/ (removing cgi-bin would require your host to allow Perl scripts to be run from any location).

   * cgi-bin/yabb2/
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Admin
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Boards
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Help/English/Admin
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Help/English/Gmod
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Help/English/Moderator
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Help/English/User
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Languages/English
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Members
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Messages
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Modules/Digest/Perl
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Modules/Time
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Modules/Upload/CGI
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Sources
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Templates/default
   * cgi-bin/yabb2/Variables

Note:  In the Path Settings the cgi-bin/yabb2 folder will be designated as "."  (without the quotes).

the above directory folders in the Path Settings , will look like shown below and will be setup as a relative DIR:  e.g


and so on .....

While your YaBB may function with just the files from the cgi-bin, it won't be very user friendly or attractive. This is where the files located in the public_html folder of the YaBB package come in. They provide you with all of the wonderful display elements as well as a few JavaScript functions (such as the one-click BBC codes). Since these files do not require any special privileges to be run, you may place them in any web accessible directory on your server.

   * yabbfiles/
   * yabbfiles/Attachments
   * yabbfiles/avatars
   * yabbfiles/Buttons/English
   * yabbfiles/ModImages
   * yabbfiles/Smilies
   * yabbfiles/Templates/Admin/default
   * yabbfiles/Templates/Forum/default

 The html files within the yabbfiles folders and sub folders, usually require an Absolute Path Setting in YaBB on most Servers.
 In Path Settings, an Absolute Path is the directory from the servers root to the folder or file and will look like  e.g.


/home/username/domainsite/public_html/yabbfiles     <----- html DIR

When the Path Setting asks for URL, ALL must begin with ... (net, biz, org, etc.)/

NOTE:  Do NOT include the folder public_html in an URL, this is a hidden folder in URL's.  e.g.             <---- html URL

NOTE:  No DIR nor URL should include a trailing "/"
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