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Installing SilverStripe

Getting SilverStripe up and running on your computer and on your web server.

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Don't use the tutorial files!


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Pyper

4 March 2009 at 12:37am Community Member, 3 Posts

Dont use the tutorial files, go to http://ssorg.bigbird.silverstripe.com/installing-silverstripe/show/253631#post253631 and change your code to use one of the downloadable themes.

By all means go through the tutorials but if like me and your on a mac and you chose the tutorial "blank" install then it won't work (loads of problems for me anyway)

After I stoped using the /tutorial folder, all my errors and blank pages went away.

Good luck

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mio

10 March 2009 at 10:39am Community Member, 1 Post

Hi Pyper,
thanks for your words of warning...Shame I only read them after altering my _config.php file! Now I have a blank page and no idea how to get my old _config.php file back. Any ideas?
Thanks

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Pyper

10 March 2009 at 10:04pm Community Member, 3 Posts

Hi mio, dont worry if you have changed your _config.php file just replace it or make a new one:

<?php

global $project;
$project = 'mysite';
SSViewer::set_theme("whatever theme you want to use");

global $databaseConfig;
$databaseConfig = array(
   "type" => "MySQLDatabase",
   "server" => "localhost",
   "username" => "root",
   "password" => "root",
   "database" => "SS_mysite",
);

?>

Also remember to enter http://localhost:8888/silverstripe/db/build?flush=1 afterward so that it rebuilds everything.

Hope that helps,
Stuart.