How to install Dotclear on Windows Cloud Servers

2020-09-16 By Aaron 30 Views windows dotclear development
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Dotclear is an open-source blog application, which has tremendously gained popularity over the past years. It serves to provide a very-much user-friendly tool that can be used by anyone to publish content over the web, irrespective of their technical skills. It is also written in PHP and supports several database types such as MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL & SQLite.


  1. Download XAMPP from the below mentioned official site and install.

    https://www.apachefriends.org/download.html
    

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  2. Download Dotclear Blog software from the below mentioned official site and extract.

    https://dotclear.org/download
    

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  3. Create folder \dotclear under C:\xampp\htdocs and copy all files from downloaded Dotclear 2.17.2 Blog software to the C:\xampp\htdocs\dotclear.

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  4. Now open XAMPP control panel. To do the same just click on the Windows key to open start and search XAMPP and then click on the XAMPP Control Panel which shown in the below image.

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  5. Now open php.ini file and change the parameter: max_execution_time=30 to max_execution_time=300. To open php.ini, click on Config option under the Apache and click on PHP (php.ini) that shown in the below image.

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  6. Now start Apache and Database from the XAMPP Control Panel.

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  7. Now need to create Database. For that open phpMyAdmin with the below URL and Open SQL tab.

    http://localhost/phpmyadmin
    

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  8. Execute the below query in the SQL tab.

    CREATE DATABASE `lsdotclear`
    DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;
    
    CREATE USER 'dotclear-ls'@'localhost';
    CREATE USER 'dotclear-ls'@'127.0.0.1';
    CREATE USER 'dotclear-ls'@'::1';
    
    SET PASSWORD
    FOR 'dotclear-ls'@'localhost' = PASSWORD('PASSWORD');
    SET PASSWORD
    FOR 'dotclear-ls'@'127.0.0.1' = PASSWORD('PASSWORD');
    SET PASSWORD
    FOR 'dotclear-ls'@'::1' = PASSWORD('PASSWORD');
    
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON
    `lsdotclear`.* TO 'dotclear-ls'@'localhost' WITH GRANT OPTION;
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON
    `lsdotclear`.* TO 'dotclear-ls'@'127.0.0.1' WITH GRANT OPTION;
    GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON
    `lsdotclear`.* TO 'dotclear-ls'@'::1' WITH GRANT OPTION;
    

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    NOTE: Replace database, user name and PASSWORD with original.

  9. Now Open the below URL in browser to start Dotclear Blog software web installation.

    http://localhost/dotclear/admin/install/wizard.php
    

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  10. Enter the configuration details as mentioned in the below image.

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    NOTE: Replace the configuration detail with original.

  11. Once the configuration completed, enter the User information and click on SAVE.

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NOTE: Replace the User information detail with original

  1. You will get the All done! message page as in the below image after providing the User information.

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    Click on the Manage your Blog now option to access the dashboard directly or navigate to the below URL.

    http://IPaddress/dotclear/admin/index.php
    
    http://Domainname/dotclear/admin/index.php
    

    NOTE: Replace the IP address or Domain name with the original.

  2. Below the images of the Dotclear website and dashboard.

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