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Stalls on Local Install on Step 3 0f 5

Thread began 4/01/2011 10:40 pm by MarkNewsom | Last modified 4/04/2011 2:31 pm by Jason Byrnes | 904 views | 2 replies |

MarkNewsom

Stalls on Local Install on Step 3 0f 5

I downloaded the recommended Beta download since I continue to encounter issues. Hoping it would make things better (after downloading and re-installing 3 times). I download the extension (Build 038) and everything seems to work fine until Step 3 of 5 of the install. My database info is already there with a message under Database Information that says "You have already completed this step:. If I click on the continue button I get red error text just below the message I keep getting above.

I have totally deleted the old extension, re-booted my system, and installed Build 038 clean. I even make sure my browser's disk cache has been dumped as well. Time after time after time I keep getting the same results. The only reason I tried the suggested beta dot release was because an old problem with not being able to get to the edit mode popped its ugly head back up. If I recall correctly, after I cleared my disk cache it magically started working again. Now, it doesn't matter how many times I clear the cache or try various browsers, nothing makes it work. My client cannot get to any of his content to update it. I am really sorry I decided so quickly to purchase this extension. It was more money than I wanted to spend at the time, but the thought of having open-ended license to build out a CMS system for each client was too tempting.

I don't know what to do at this point. Any help or suggestions would be great.

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jciol2009

I got it working

Hi,

I too had a lot of issues with this extension at first, but I got it working pretty much perfectly at this point. Here are some things to watch out for:

- DW site settings are very critical. For some reason this extension is rather picky about some parameters. In my case, URL prefix was blank and that seemed to keep it from even launching. I put a prefix, then made sure local, remote and test server are all pointing to the right place, and it magically worked fine from that point on.

- The usual .dat deletion is necessary to eliminate a lot of JavaScript errors. I did that for this one and it seemed to have worked.

- The extension doesn't create PowerCMS and Connections directory if the site root folder on your machine doesn't have write permission. I used 777 just to make sure everything is writable. I didn't do that at first, so I manually created those folders myself, gave them 777 and it worked fine after that.

- Watch out for Site Sculptor's template tags. For some reason, when I tested it, the top page was detached from the template (most likely because it's different from the rest of the site) and yet Site Sculptor inserted editable regions. I inserted CMS sections fine but when I tried to save it insisted on saving as a template file and that confused me.

FYI, reboot, etc. most likely wouldn't help in this type of issue. plug-ins are pretty isolated from the system itself. I have virtually all WA extensions installed on my copy of DWCS4, and all seem to work fine regardless of many extensions installed. It's the first time I ran into a lot of issues. WA will need to polish this thing more but it really does work once these things are sorted out. At least it did for me. Also give their support a try. They really are genuinely helpful and they will try their best to help you. I know for myself it's still have to be patient with them because I need this fixed *right now* but I still give them credit for good customer support at the end.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the connections folder delete the PowerCMSConnection.php file and if it exists delete the installed_cms.txt file then restart the install wizard.

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