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15 Oct, 2011 11:45 PM

Just downloaded your CMS but I opened up the .zip file and it doesn't seem to have a file to install the program. Is there something special I need to do to install this program? I am pretty good with Mac's so let me know if you can help thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by tijs on 16 Oct, 2011 10:46 AM

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    What do you mean by install the program? Fork is a web application, not a regular application you install on your computer.

  2. 2 Posted by Keven Vanegas on 16 Oct, 2011 01:27 PM

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    So after I download the files what do I do to begin working with this thing?

  3. 3 Posted by yered214 on 16 Oct, 2011 10:31 PM

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    You can download and install XAMPP which is a regular application and then follow the instructions in this post:

  4. 4 Posted by Keven on 17 Oct, 2011 02:59 AM

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    Ok I followed your steps but got this error when I went to "localhost/install"

  5. 5 Posted by yered214 on 17 Oct, 2011 03:04 AM

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    Everything in your screenshot has an "ok" icon. If you scroll down there must be something red pointing out the specific error.

  6. 6 Posted by Keven Vanegas on 17 Oct, 2011 02:38 PM

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    Ok im at work but I will check it out again when I get home. It just keep hitting me with I dont meet the requirements.

  7. 7 Posted by Keven Vanegas on 17 Oct, 2011 11:20 PM

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    Ok I saw the error check it out.

  8. 8 Posted by yered214 on 18 Oct, 2011 06:41 AM

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    You didn't copy the .htaccess file. All files that start with a dot are hidden, you have to open the terminal and paste the following command:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool YES
    killall Finder

    That way you'll be able to see hidden files. Inside the default_www folder that you extracted from fork's zip you must be able to see it, so copy it to htdocs.

    To hide those files again execute the following command:

    defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -bool NO
    killall Finder
  9. 9 Posted by Keven Vanegas on 18 Oct, 2011 01:46 PM

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    I think I got it! Lol thanks!

  10. 10 Posted by Keven Vanegas on 18 Oct, 2011 03:48 PM

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    Is there a way to get more creative with this CMS? Like add your own images and logo etc...?

  11. 11 Posted by yered214 on 19 Oct, 2011 03:28 AM

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    There is, from what I've read you should start by cpying the triton theme to see how it all works, but I haven't done it myself. I don't yet have enough time to play around with it, I'm at the same point as you :P

  12. Support Staff 12 Posted by tijs on 01 Nov, 2011 10:26 AM

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    Today we released 3.0.0, which includes a theme-installer. Also there are some themes available on Maybe you can get some inspiration from those themes.

  13. tijs closed this discussion on 01 Nov, 2011 10:26 AM.

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