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Installing Power CMS

Thread began 1/08/2010 2:42 pm by marc38009 | Last modified 1/11/2010 7:26 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1701 views | 10 replies |


Installing Power CMS

I am installing the PowerCMS on a Linux server. The installation steps aren't very clear. However, so far I have:

1. Setup MySQL dbase.
2. Updated localhost.php and WA_Globals.php.
3. Uploaded all files to

When I browse to per installation instructions, I am greeted with a white screen.

Please advise what steps I have omitted.

Thank You.

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You Need to Tweak

You have to do so tweaking. The documentation doesn't tell you that. Nearly everyone has this issue, yet WA has not felt it necessary to make the appropriate addendum to the docs. So some of the members came up with the necessary help. See below.

Look here: 215/

and here: showthread.php?t=8671

I think those cover it, but if not, then I'll see if I can track down some additional docs.

Good luck!

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Tried That. Not Work.

Thank you for the information. I made those changes but am still receiving a blank screen. If it helps, when I browse to I receive:

You don't have permission to access /CMS/ on this server.

I have set permissions to 777.

Please advise.

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What happens when you browse to ?

By default there is no index page at You should not expect to find anything there!

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I realize that.

Yes. I assumed as much. However, I get a blank screen when I go to CMS/admin.

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Hi Marc,

If the entire contents of the CMS102 folder (as downloaded) have been uploaded to a folder called 'CMS', and you have entered the correct details for your database in 'Connections/localhost.php' file, you should expect to see the log in screen by navigating to

• Check for case sensitivity in the URL you are typing in.
• Check that the details entered for your hostname_localhost (which will probably be 'localhost'), database name, database user name and database user's password are correct.
• Check that the folders and files you have uploaded have uploaded to the CMS directory in the root of your remote site.

If this still fails, please could you post back providing a link to your site?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

When you get a blank page, it usually means there is a PHP error occurring, but error reporting is not enabled.

Add the following at line of the index.php page to turn error reporting on:



it is possible that the host has not added index.php to the list of default documents, you you may want to add that manually when browsing the to the CMS folder:

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Can't browse server from image info tab of image upload.

I can't uplaod an image via upload tab but cannot browse server via image info tab.. is there another setting I need to check out?

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I meant to say I can upload via upload tab..just cant browse via image info tab.

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Error Message

This is what I get even though I have disabled safe mode:

There are errors in your configuration or server. If the messages below describe missing variables, please check the supplied configuration.php.dist for notes on their usage.

KFM does not work if you have safe_mode enabled. This is not a bug - please see's safe_mode page for details

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