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    Hi,

    I have been using vb for a number of years and set up most of the major releases. However, vB5 has me well and truly beat.

    After multiple installs my site (http://skillbasedgaming.com) will only show the following message on each page, even when trying to access the ACP:

    That action could not be completed. Please try again, and if this occurs again please contact the system administrator and tell them how you got this message.

    I have checked the config files to make sure they have the same base URL and found a stray "your domain.com" but now I am completely and utterly lost.

    Help

  • #2
    Your URLs are wrong somewhere.

    Have a look at THIS thread which contains a couple of simple scripts for determining the correct entries in the URL sections.
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    • #3
      I have just tried downloading the files suggested, used it to create new config files, even reinstalled the forum, but still getting the same message:

      "That action could not be completed. Please try again, and if this occurs again please contact the system administrator and tell them how you got this message."

      I even get this when trying to use the admincp - unless I go to "/core/admincp" - not sure if that helps?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by baker011 View Post
        I have just tried downloading the files suggested, used it to create new config files, even reinstalled the forum, but still getting the same message:

        "That action could not be completed. Please try again, and if this occurs again please contact the system administrator and tell them how you got this message."

        I even get this when trying to use the admincp - unless I go to "/core/admincp" - not sure if that helps?
        It does, insofar as it indicates your URL setup is wrong somewhere.

        What do you have in the URLs section of your front-end config.php? This is I suspect is where the problem may lie.
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        • #5
          Could you paste a copy of your presentation configuration file please? (The one in your root directory)
          Aakif Nazir
          vBulletin Support Team

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          • #6
            Code:
            <?php/*
            ======================================================================*\
            || #################################################################### ||
            || # vBulletin 5 Presentation Configuration                           # ||
            || # ---------------------------------------------------------------- # ||
            || # All PHP code in this file is �2000-2012 vBulletin Solutions Inc. # ||
            || # This file may not be redistributed in whole or significant part. # ||
            || # ---------------- VBULLETIN IS NOT FREE SOFTWARE ---------------- # ||
            || # http://www.vbulletin.com | http://www.vbulletin.com/license.html # ||
            || #################################################################### ||
            \*======================================================================*/
            
            
            /*-------------------------------------------------------*\
            | ****** NOTE REGARDING THE VARIABLES IN THIS FILE ****** |
            +---------------------------------------------------------+
            | When making changes to the file, the edit should always |
            | be to the right of the = sign between the single quotes |
            | Default: $config['admincpdir'] = 'admincp';             |
            | Example: $config['admincpdir'] = 'myadmin';  GOOD!      |
            | Example: $config['myadmin'] = 'admincp'; BAD!           |
            \*-------------------------------------------------------*/
            
            
            
            
                //    ****** Base URLs ******
                // The following settings all deal with the url of your forum.
                // If set incorrectly your site/software will not function correctly.
                // These urls should NOT include a trailing slash
                // This is the url and web path of your root vBulletin directory
            $config['baseurl'] = 'http://skillbasedgaming.com';
            
            
            
            
            // This will only be used if you wish to require https logins
            // You will not need to change this setting most of the time.
            $config['baseurl_login'] = $config['baseurl'];
            
            
                // If you do wish to use https for login, uncomment this line
                // Then fill in your https url.
            //$config['baseurl_login'] = 'https://www.yourdomain.com/folder';
            
            
            
            
                //    ****** System Paths ******
            
            
                // This setting allows you to change the name of the admin folder
            $config['admincpdir'] = 'admincp';
            
            
                //    ****** Cookie Settings ******
                // These are cookie related settings.
                // This Setting allows you to change the cookie prefix
            $config['cookie_prefix'] = 'bb';
            
            
            
            
            //    ****** Special Settings ******
            // These settings are only used in some circumstances
            // Please do not edit if you are not sure what they do.
            
            
            // You can ignore this setting for right now.
            $config['cookie_enabled'] = true;
            
            
            $config['report_all_php_errors'] = false;
            $config['no_template_notices'] = true;
            
            
            // This setting should never be used on a live site
            $config['no_js_bundles'] = false;
            
            
            // This setting enables debug mode, it should NEVER be used on a live site
            $config['debug'] = false;
            
            
            // Assumes default location of core. 
            // These are the system paths and folders for your vBulletin files
            // This setting is for where your vbulletin core folder is
            $config['core_path'] = realpath(dirname(__FILE__)) . '/core';
            
            
                // This is the url and web based path to your core directory
            $config['baseurl_core'] = $config['baseurl']  .  '/core';
            
            
            
            
            /*======================================================================*\
            || ####################################################################
            || # Downloaded: 
            || # CVS: $RCSfile$ - 
            || ####################################################################
            \*======================================================================*/

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            • #7
              Just a long shot first of all, but I know some people have had difficulties with this:

              Next to "All PHP code in this file is", up at the very top, is a "?" character. Delete that, save and reupload.
              It is, as I say, a long shot, but I have known this cause issues on some servers.
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              • #8
                1. You need to upload the included .htaccess file in the upload folder.

                2. Make sure there are no Byte Order Marks (BOM) at the beginning of your /config.php file. The easiest way to ensure this is to save the file as ASCII/ANSI not UTF-8. The BOM is a hidden character and doesn't show up in many text editors.
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                • #9
                  1. Done and has been since the beginning.

                  2. The config files are the ones created by the makeconfig.php linked to earlier


                  Also, removing the "?" Ended up breaking further - nothing would load.

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                  • #10
                    Why are you removing the question mark?

                    Even with makeconfig.php, I'd verify that the file is stored as an ASCII format file.
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                    • #11
                      I was asked to by one of your colleagues in a post above your

                      I will try verifying my ASCII.

                      Thanks for all the help so far and the patience

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                      • #12
                        The question mark is supposed to be a copyright symbol and it's been corrupted in a number of files, this was in the tracker at one stage.
                        I am aware of a couple of people who had difficulties with it and had to remove it. It was a long shot but these things have to be ruled out.
                        Most people have no problem with it though, I never have.

                        Removing it should certainly not break anything though...so I am starting to wonder if whatever you're using to edit the files is causing issues.
                        What editor are you using?
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                        • #13
                          I think this is now fixed!

                          I use Notepad to make my edits and always have done. I ensured they were all saved as ASCI.

                          What I did notice was when I opened the Core config.php file the formatting was all over the place (straight from the downloaded .zip) and I spent time tidying it up. Combination of saving again ensuring ASCI and doing this seems to have sorted the problem.

                          Thanks again for the help!

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