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Getting Started with PowerCMS Builder

Thread began 2/08/2013 2:37 pm by kelly341459 | Last modified 2/08/2013 3:38 pm by Jason Byrnes | 390 views | 5 replies |

kelly341459

Getting Started with PowerCMS Builder

I am just starting a new site and I want to use PowerCMS. I went into my hosting control panel and created a database and user, then I created the first page, I selected a content area, I selected >WebAssist > CMS > Add Content to CMS. The pop up box come up to "Creat Power CMS Content Area", I click on "Define" (for Connection), then "New". What do I enter on that next screen? Here is what I need - and what I think I should be entering:

Connection name: --I assume this can be anything I want??

MySQL server: -- I assume this is the url of my site -- www.mysite.com??

Username: -- I assume this is the username I created when I created my database -- sitename_username??

Password: -- I assume this is the password I created when I created the database??

Database: -- When I click on select I get:

HTTP Error Code 404 File Not Found. Here are some possible reasons for the problem:
1)There is no testing server running on the server machine.
2) The testing server specified for this site does not map to the MMHTTPDB.php URL. Verify that the URL Prefix maps to the root of this site.

What am I doing wrong?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  Connection name: --I assume this can be anything I want??  


Yes, the connection name can be whatever you want.

  MySQL server: -- I assume this is the url of my site -- www.mysite.com??  


in your sites control panel, you should be able to access the database you created using PHPMyAdmin, in PHP MyAdmin, the MySQL Server address will show in the top left corner


  Username: -- I assume this is the username I created when I created my database -- sitename_username??  


When you create the database, you would have set a username, use that username

  Password: -- I assume this is the password I created when I created the database??  


when you create the database, you would have set a password to connect to the database, that is the password to enter

  Database: -- When I click on select I get:  



This indicates a problem in the site settings, specifically the URL Prefix in the Testing server connection settings.

make sure the URL Prefix for the testing server is correct.

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kelly341459

The top left corner of PHPMyAdmin shows "localhost". Is that what I would use?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

sounds like it, yes.

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kelly341459

I got frustrated with being unable to get it to work this way, so I decided to try starting the site with >Build Site >New Site Sculptor Site. That seemed to work, all connections looked fine, I uploaded everything, I opened a page, everything seemed to install fine, I went to the page, I clicked on >edit and was able to edit a couple of sections. Then I went back to Dreamweaver and all CMS Content sections just say "Content Area Not Found". I tried >WebAssist > CMS > Reload Content -- it seems like it is upload and/or downloading some files - then after 2-3 minutes, it stops and nothing changes.

Also....is there any good documentation for using this? I've looked at what you have online, but many things just breeze over certain sections and don't give details. Anything with step by step instructions? I've found this to be the case with most or the products I've used from WebAssist.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

It's still a problem with the site definition.

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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