October CMS wizard installation
Installing October can be done using these two methods
Wizard (very easy)
Command line (power users)
It is for power users who like to use command interface to install it over ssh or programatically installing October CMS using commands automatically.
Wizard is very easy way to install October CMS but that means the install files have to be downloaded on your machine and then uploaded to the server.
October CMS has some server requirements for web hosting so its better to check them first before installing October CMS.
With wizard its really easy way to check it will show user interface where you can easily check required steps.
1. Download installation files.
You can go to October CMS website and download
installation wizard files from there.
You can above url and download
installer archive file. Then you need to unzip archive file and place its content to the root directory of your site.
2. Navigate to the install.php script in your web browser
Once you unzip all the files in root directory you need to navigate to
install.php script from your browser to start installation process.
Here you can check server environment is properly configured or not if is not configured properly then you can
configure it then just
refresh page it will show you details right away.
Once all requirements are properly satisfied then you can move to next step by pressing next button at bottom right side.
2.5 Permission correction if required
Mostly linux and mac environmet need this step, if you done see any error like below screenshot you can skip this step.
You can see in screenshot it has not write permissionfor directory, we can fix it by just granting it write permission
on linux or mac you can use this code to correct permission issue.
first you need to go to your website root directory
cd ~/Sites/tute.test // ^ make sure you put your root directory name here
then use this commmand
sudo chmod -R 777 .
It will correct permission issue and we can now move to next step by pressing next button at bottom right side.
3. Create Database
From left side
general menu database option will be selected by default.
Simplay we use sqlite database, so we just need to select SQLite option and you can let datbase path default, as SQLite very simple php can directly access it without installing any database server.
4. Backend administrator user configuration
From left side
general menu select
It will allow us to choose
backend administrator user password and other details like email and name etc.
You can fill appropriate details here, this will be your
5. Advanced options
From left side
here we dont do much we just let it use its default options.
We can move to next step now by clicking
continue button at right side at bottom.
6. Setting up your site options
Now this step let you choose if you want to start new site with any theme or just
install October CMS without any plugins or themes
Its better to start with some basic theme to explore some features of October CMS.
You can pick
Bonjour by RainLab theme which is clean and explaning some of October CMS features out of the box like multilanguage, popup and partials etc..
Just go to that plugin and click on
install button and
confirm installation it will start installing October CMS it will show you progress of installtion.
7. Successful installation
Once installation is done it will greet you with
Installation has been successfully completed message and it also show you link for
you can go to
backend and use credentials which we added for our
backend administrator user account to login in backend.
you can go to
frontend check your newly installed website.
8. After Successful installation
You will see important notice of successful installation.
For security reasons you should
deletethe installation files, the
install.php script and the install_files directory.
So you should remove install.php script and the install_files directory from the root directory of your site.
9. Fixing Translation label issue if needed
you also notice navigation has some wiered name its because
multilanguage cacheis not updaed you can fix it from backend.
backend > settings > translation section from left sidebar > Translate messages page.
now you press button
Scan for messages then just select
Purge all messages first and press
Begin Scan button it will remove old cache and scan new translations. [ make sure you
purge messages only in newly installed site, we suggest do not user this option in running site.]
it will fix translation label issue.
10. Finish installing October CMS using wizard
After all this steps done you are good to go !
You can add plugin and use different theme to make your site look more profession and add new features.
We will cover how to install october theme and plugins in next tutorials.