Frequently Asked Questions

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===FUDforum shows dates in English?===
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This normally happens when the wrong character set was selected for a theme. Navigate to the ''Admin Control Panel'' -> ''Theme Manager'' to change your theme. When done, rebuild your themes.
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This normally happens when the wrong locale was selected for a theme. Navigate to the ''Admin Control Panel'' -> ''Theme Manager'' to change your locale. When done, rebuild your themes.
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The correct locale depends on what your system supports. For example, one should typically use '''german''' on Windows systems, but '''de_DE.utf-8''' on Linux/Unix systems.
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The correct locale depends on your operating system. For example, one should typically use '''german''' on Windows systems, but '''de_DE.utf-8''' on Linux/Unix systems.
===FUDforum shows a blank screen. What now?===
===FUDforum shows a blank screen. What now?===

Revision as of 12:54, 2 March 2009

The FUDforum FAQ:

Contents

Installation FAQs

I've downloaded the installer and only see install.php, where is the files?

Install.php is like a self-extracting archive that contains all the files that you need within itself. Just run it (from your browser) and it will unpack all required files to the correct locations.

What's the difference between the zlib and the non-zlib installers?

The zlib files are compressed, hence smaller to download. For details, see http://www.php.net/manual/en/intro.zlib.php

Troubleshooting FAQs

FUDforum shows dates in English?

This normally happens when the wrong locale was selected for a theme. Navigate to the Admin Control Panel -> Theme Manager to change your locale. When done, rebuild your themes.

The correct locale depends on your operating system. For example, one should typically use german on Windows systems, but de_DE.utf-8 on Linux/Unix systems.

FUDforum shows a blank screen. What now?

When you browse your FUDforum site and you get a blank page, it usually means that an error occured, but PHP is configured not to display it.

  • Open your webserver's error logfile file (error_log for Apache) for details of the error.
  • To display errors on-screen, edit your forum's "index.php" file (or the script that causes the error) and add the following to the top (after the <?php tag):
error_reporting(E_ERROR | E_WARNING | E_PARSE | E_COMPILE_ERROR);
ini_set('display_errors', '1');

Other FAQs

How is FUDforum licensed?

FUDforum is released under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. In short, this means that FUDforum is free to download, use, distribute and modify. However, if any of these modifications are released to the public, that code must also be released under the same license as FUDforum. The copyright notice in all the source files, however, must be left intact. Any modification or removal of this copyright is illegal under the terms of the GNU General Public Licence.

Can I remove "Powered By FUDforum" from the footer?

Yes, you may remove the copyright from the footer, but please don't! If you must, please try to keep at least "Powered by FUDforum" with the link back to http://fudforum.org/ in some form on your forum.

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