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How Install Upgrade and How Access Admin

Thread began 12/09/2011 1:40 am by Jim376112 | Last modified 12/16/2011 12:07 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1016 views | 9 replies |

Jim376112

How Install Upgrade and How Access Admin

Hello,

In March of this year I submitted an incident for an earlier version of PCMSBuilder and I was supplied with several "test" builds as I worked with the WebAssist staff to address some bugs. The last build installed was "035". However, I was not able at that time to get the system running. I am now at a point where I must get this running.

I have just downloaded CMSBuilder101.mxp and installed this into Dreamweaver 4. I have the following questions:

1) I did not uninstall the previous Dreamweaver extension before installing 1.0.1. Is this OK?
2) In addition to the Dreamweaver extension I also have to get some files installed on the server. The current documentation says that on the 1st use of the Extension (Add Content) that the necessary files are copied to the server. Will these successfully overwrite the "test" build files I had been previously instructed to manually copy to the server when working on the earlier bugs? I would prefer to completely clean up the server; can you tell me what I need to do to "reset" the server back to a "pre-PCMSBullder" state?
3) I cannot locate any documentation on your site explaining how to access the "CMS Admin" facility or the default Login credentials.

Thanks.

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Matthew Meling

Good morning Jim,

First off, are you using Dreamweaver 4, or Dreamweaver CS4?

As for your questions;

1) You should always uninstall the previous version of an extension before installing a new version of it. You can uninstall what you have, and reinstall the newest version.

2) If there are files you want to clean up on the server, you should access the server through an FTP or Dreamweaver's built in file browser, and delete all unwanted files prior to creating new files through the extension. This should prevent any confusion. Not all files created are automatically put to your server though, and once creation is complete, all created files should then be put to the server ( the little up arrow in your file list ).

3) Once all files are put to the server, you will need to run the installer before you can use the CMS admin. Access install directory on your server in a browser, and the follow the installation steps. This is where you set up admin credentials. After that, access the admin directory on your server in a browser, enter the credentials you configured, and you're good to go.

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Jim376112

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for the reply. I'm using CS4.

WRT item #2, the question is "what are the files that I need to delete from the earlier (debugging/test) version I wa ssent"? I know how to delete files but I need to know what/where to delete. A related question is, "does this have to be done in the future when another update for PCMSBuilder is released"?

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the newer extensions will overwrite the previous files, there is no need to delete the files manually, they will be replaced with the newer versions by the extension.

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Jim376112

Hi Jason,

I have uninstalled the prior (test/debug) extension, installed the 1.0.1 extension, marked some page content and Added the content. This started the installation process which eventually led to the copy of files to the server. There were no apparent problems with all of this. However, at the end of the file copy the browser popped up with a Power CMS login page. I cannot locate any instructions on your site that document what the login credentials are or how to proceed. Please tell me how to login/how to proceed.

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

during the install process it would have asked you to set the Admin user name and password used to log into the power cms admin section.

you should enter the username and password you entered during the install.

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Jim376112

Hi Jason,

That is the problem! I was never asked! I marked a section of a page and Added. I was prompted for the key which I entered and I pushed Activate. Then I was prompted to "name" the marked section to be added and I pushed Finish. The I got a message box that files needed to be copied to the server and told to push OK to start the copy which I did. After seeing all the files copied, the browser opened up and prompted me for credentials. So it looks like the problem is that I was never prompted to set up the "Admin" credentials. If you recall I've been asking how to "clean up" the server from the prior test release I was given earlier last year but I was told that the new release would just copy over those files. Is it possible that there is something still "set" that caused me to not be prompted to setup the "Admin" credentials? What should I do now?

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

the admin username and password will be stored in the wa_settings table of the power cms database.

using phpMyAdmin or another MySQLK GUI Tool, access the power cms database to look into the wa_settings table and find the admin username and password

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Jim376112

Hi Jason,

Thanks for the info about the credentials. However, I only have four rows in this table and I don't have such a row (see attached). (Just in case it is helpful, I do see a row in pcms2_contents that has a single row that appears to contain the marked content I started the installation with. I guess this indicates that some part of the system "worked".) This brings up two questions:

1) What do I do now? Is there not some way for me to completely "clean up" the installation of the test releases you sent me early this year? I continue to be concerned that something is "left over" from that last release on the server that is impacting the new installation.

2) If you were directing me to look up the credentials in wa_settings that must mean that the password is *NOT* encrypted. This strikes me as a serious security concern. Is this not the case?

Thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I have created a support ticket so we can look into this issue further.

To view and edit your support ticket, please log into your support history:
supporthistory.php

If anyone else is experiencing this same issue, please append to this thread.

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