Here is the good part. After editing this file, and everything is entered properly you should have a working script ready to chat. Open the file config.inc.php located in the chirp includes folder. This file needs to be writable by the admin script. If you are using FastCGI like me then you're good, otherwise you will need to chmod it 777 or what ever your server requires so you can write, modify, delete and create. Let's take a look at the file contents and recall what is necessary to ensure the variables are correctly inserted. As we discussed in doc.3.db.txt you are required to encase the variable data in single quotes, and each line should be ended in a semicolon. $sitename = 'Chirp: The Microblogger'; $url = 'http://www.yoursite.com/'; $theme = 'default'; $site_email_address = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'; $language = 'en'; $enable_emoticons = 1; $emoticon_pack = 'default'; $num_msg_to_show = 50; $max_msg_size= 151; $max_img_size = 345; $username_length_min = 5; $username_length_max = 20; $password_length_min = 6; $allow_nonfollow_dm = 0; $use_keyword_spam_filter = 1; $use_bad_word_filer = 1; $num_people_to_show = 50; $chirpuname = 'admin'; $chirppw = 'password'; $enable_recaptcha = 0; $recaptcha_public_key = ''; $recaptcha_private_key = ''; For the most part, the only thing you need to edit to make the script work right off the bat is the following: $url = 'http://www.yoursite.com/'; Put in the url of how to get to the script. For example, I am workng on a site at http://gamerzpit.com and I installed the script at the root. The entry would look like this. $url = 'http://www.gamerzpit.com/'; Notice the trailing slash. This is very important. Make sure the trailing slash is there or else the script wont work. If I installed the script under a chirp directory then the entry would look like this $url = 'http://www.gamerzpit.com/chirp/'; Again, trailing slash is important. Save the file and then point your browser to: http://www.yoursite.com/chirp-admin If you didn't change the password in the above file then the default username and password is user: admin pw: password Login and go to the next document.