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PowerCMS Installation Wizard, Step 1 of 5 Error - Files directories cannot created Verify / directory write permissions your server Please make sure /Connections folder write permissions your server

Thread began 5/09/2013 11:16 pm by bglaser105954 | Last modified 5/18/2013 1:51 pm by bglaser105954 | 504 views | 8 replies |

bglaser105954

PowerCMS Installation Wizard, Step 1 of 5 Error - Files directories cannot created Verify / directory write permissions your server Please make sure /Connections folder write permissions your server

I am a Mac user and have granted Read/Write access to the main folder containing all of my site folders but keep getting this error (see attached). I've also attached a directory of the files within my site folder.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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bglaser105954

PowerCMS Installation Wizard, Step 1 of 5 Error

This is occurring on my local testing server. I haven't made it far enough to test on my remote server.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Originally Said By: bglaser105954
  This is occurring on my local testing server. I haven't made it far enough to test on my remote server.  
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bglaser105954

PowerCMS Installation Wizard, Step 1 of 5 Error

Jason,

I was unable to setup a time for a call this week. However, I was able to fix the issue today. Rather than setting permissions via the finder on my mac, I used the Terminal application to do so. I'm up and running.

Thanks for all your assistance.
Ben

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elevy388997Beta Tester

I am having the same error. I made a site in dreamweaver, go to webassist, cms, add to cms and it wants me to make sure I have write permissions. I do. I have a dynamic mysql database connection setup so the connection is correct and valid.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

What is the exact error?

What folder is it referencing?

The Connections folder?

make sure the permissions on the connection folder allow write permissions.

the install script will try to create a new file in the connections folder, if the connections folder is not writable, it give that error. Give the connections folder 777 or 755 permissions.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

Jason to the rescue again!

So I have a custom made responsive layout with all of the text, images, etc already live. The client now wants CMS so I added a dynamic mysql connection for a cms database, and connected to it successfully. I highlight the area I want to be a cms section, webassist >cms > add content to powerCMS. Then I fill it out as shown and get the error as shown.

I made sure the permissions on the connection folder allowed write permission (it wasn't allowed at first, but now it is.) Also read that it could be the definitions, so I attached that as well.

thanks as always.

Also added the testing server definition.

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elevy388997Beta Tester

I am going to strangle myself. Every single time I catch my error as I am typing up a reply. My testing server url seemed funny, changed it to localhost/sitename/ and TURNED ON my local testing server. It works now. Hopefully this can help other people.

In all seriousness, do you take donations? I would love to send you a few dollars for a couple days worth of coffee!

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