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Cannot install module on local server

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Community Member, 19 Posts

21 February 2014 at 3:11am

Total noob here.

I am working on making the switch to Silverstripe 3.1.x
About two years ago, I managed to build my company website: using Silverstripe 2.x . At that time, I installed the modules by simply dragging the module folder into the site route, and then doing the dev/build. I am NOT a PHP developer, but merely learned as much as needed to get my site running - relying heavily on tutorials.

I am beginning my work on my computer using a local server. (I use MAMP on my Mac for simplicity.) I downloaded the latest blog module from GitHub, as well as the Widgets module which seems to be a requirement. I did what I used to do - dragging the module folder into the root and run dev/build. First I did the Widgets module, then the Blog module. I ended up with the site breaking down, and leaving me with a white screen - no error, no message, just a plain white page of nothing.

With a little reading, I learned that 'composer' is the preferred technique for updating and installing modules, etc. Now I am completely lost. I went through the tutorial to install composer on my computer. I now have composer.phar sitting on my computer at: Macintosh HD>Users>username>composer.json
My website on my computer sits at Macintosh HD>Applications>MAMP>htdocs>mywebsite>

In terminal (another thing I am terrible at) I used the command: php composer.phar require "silverstripe/widgets:*"

This gives me:

Problem 1
- The requested package silverstripe/widgets could not be found in any version, there may be a typo in the package name.

Potential causes:
- A typo in the package name
- The package is not available in a stable-enough version according to your minimum-stability setting
see <>; for more details.

Read <>; for further common problems.

Should I have the widget module folder in my website root folder? I know I am doing something completely way off as I am a total noob with this stuff. Please feel free to dumb down any response you may have.


Community Member, 165 Posts

5 October 2014 at 9:03am

*bump* anybody?