Installation and Upgrading of WB News ===================================== INSTALLATION ------------ Installation is quite simple with WB News there are a couple of steps to firstly follow. Upload all files within the zip archive which you have downloaded you can delete the following files before beginning installation - CHANGELOG.txt - HOWTO.txt - LICENSE.txt - Read this before deleting. - INSTALL.txt - README.txt - ROADMAP.txt These are not required in the installation however you should keep them handy. Once all the files are uploaded you need to chmod your config.php it should be an empty file for now. chmod 777 config.php Is the unix way to do it, if you are using an FTP Client you can use the FTP method of doing so some Hosting Panels can also allow this to chmod and give an easy to use GUI make sure you set Read, Write, Execute for All users, the Installation script will be able to detect if you have incorrect permissions. You than should create a blank database, however you can use an existing one just make sure you have the Database Details (such as username, database name, hostname) handy before installation. Once all uploaded go to http://mydomain.com/path/to/news/install/install.php Now you just need to follow each step, if you get any errors you may want to report them to Webmobo in the Bugs Forum. Once complete make sure you delete the install directory off your server. Omitting this step makes a huge security threat! UPGRADE ------------ You can only upgrade to version above 1.0.0 if you have versions 0.8.0 or 0.9.0. The previous versions are no longer supported and we suggest upgrading to at least version 0.8.0 before upgrading to 1.x.x. Before Upgrading make a backup of the existing system including files and database, as there is no Database Backup Feature within the Upgrade system for security reasons. Before uploading, delete all files excluding config.php do not delete config.php if you do so the System will behave as for new install. Once all files excluding config.php have been deleted make sure the config.php has write permissions chmod 777 config.php Upload all files you may wish to delete the following files after uploading: - CHANGELOG.txt - HOWTO.txt - LICENSE.txt - Read this before deleting. - INSTALL.txt - README.txt Once done go to: http://mydomain.com/path/to/news/install/install.php If you have a proper version of config.php it should detect a previous installation and redirect you to the upgrade System. If it doesn't please contact Webmobo as this is likely a bug. Please make sure you give a detailed report on what you did and submit any output errors given. Once the system has been upgraded we suggest deleting the /install directory. The upgrade process will change lots within the old system so if you have any errors occured or invalid changes made please make sure you report them, the system has been tested however we cannot test for every possible scenario. IMPLEMENTING ------------ To implement WB News on your website please view the examples directory, as it has several examples of how to configure WB News into your website.