A Micro CMS

Setup

Setup follows installation, which sets the passwords and writes various files required for superMicro CMS to operate. If the script cannot write the required files (due to insufficient server permissions) then the process will proceed no further. If the files are written, a link to the setup page is displayed.

The admin/setup page is used to create the settings file. Until you have run 'install' and 'setup' the system will not work, so do that first.

On the setup page

'Enter as required' contains the following example texts:

  • For menu top item text: Home Page
  • For name in footer: Josephine Bloggs
  • Alphabetical menu (YES or NO): YES
  • Email address for contact page if enabled

... and if you've uploaded e.php (optional contact page):

  • For contact page (name beneath form): Josephine
  • For contact page (message above form): To get in touch... etc.
  • For contact page text in menu (leave blank to exclude from menu): Contact

Edit the example text as required then select a language.

Click Submit setup. You should then see "Settings entered" in the green status bar at the top. superMicro CMS is now good to go.

The texts can be changed by entering new ones and clicking 'Submit setup' again. 'Reset form' restores the current texts and does not submit anything.


Write permissions

They are probably already set, but just in case, the server (the web hosting account) requires these permissions:

/ the website root folder [ CHMOD 755 ]
/admin/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/admin/files [ CHMOD 644 ]
/comments/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/comments/files [ CHMOD 644 ]
/css/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/css/files [ CHMOD 644 ]
/img/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/img/files [ CHMOD 644 ]
/inc/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/inc/files [ CHMOD 644 ]
/pages/ folder (directory) [ CHMOD 755 ]
/pages/files [ CHMOD 644 ]

(0)755 is usually the directory default for web hosting services, and (0)644 for files - writable by you as owner. If they aren't already, directory and file permissions can usually be set in an FTP client program or the File Manager of the website control panel (cPanel, Plesk etc).

Page last modified: 24 February, 2020