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Install mooSocial

In most cases, installing mooSocial is a very simple process which takes only a few minutes to complete. Before the install there are a few things you need to know and do before the installation process.

Know

  • Access to your web server (via shell, cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk or FTP)
  • Access to your MySQL server (via shell or phpMyAdmin)
  • An FTP client such as FileZilla
  • Your Web browser of choice

Do

By default, mooSocial is shipped with mod_rewrite enabled. If you are not installing mooSocial on apache server or your server does not have mod_rewrite, please read the last section of this guide. Or if your server is not running apache and you still want to use mod_rewrite, check out “Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite” section.

  • Check to ensure that your server meet the follow requirements: Minimum: PHP 5.2.8 with short tags enabled or PHP 5.4+, MySQL 5+, PHP extensions: MySql PDO, GD2, Curl, libxml, exif, zlib (if you need to export theme), Magic quotes must be disabled, Memory Limit: 128M+, suhosin.session.encrypt should be turned off, mod_rewrite should be enable.
  • Download the latest release available of mooSocial
  • Unzip the downloaded file on your hardrive​
  • Make sure the following directories are writable by the web server user: app/Config, app/tmp and all its subdirectories, app/webroot/uploads and all its subdirectories
  • Create a database for mooSocial on your web server, as well as a MySQL user who has all privileges for accessing and modifying it.

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File Upload

Upload files and folders within mooSocial Directory to the desired location on your web server

  • If you want to install mooSocial into the root of your domain (e.g. http://example.com/), move or upload all contents of the unzipped mooSocial directory (excluding the mooSocial directory itself) into the root directory of your web server.
  • If you want to have your mooSocial installation in its own subdirectory on your website (e.g. http://example.com/moosocial/), create the moosocial directory on your server and upload the contents of the unzipped mooSocial package to the directory via FTP.

Note: If your FTP client has an option to convert file names to lower case, make sure it's disabled.

Installation Wizard

Run the mooSocial installation wizard by accessing the URL in the web browser. This should be the URL where you uploaded the mooSocial files (Ex.http://example.com; http://example.com/moosocial)

Step 1: Check Requirements

Click Next to continue

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Step 2: Setup MySQL Database

Enter you database information and click Next. Unix Socket and Table Prefix are optional, leave them empty if you are not sure.


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Step 3: Site Setting

Enter your site name (Ex. mooSocial Demo). Site email is the email address your site will use to send out email notifications. Once chosen, default time zone will be preselected for all new signups.

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Step 4: Root Admin Account

Enter information for Admin account and press Next.

DONE!

Congratulations! You have successfully installed mooSocial. You are now ready to build you social network with mooSocial.

After finishing installing the software, you can login to your admin account and visit the admin panel to configure the site settings

Below are list of settings that you need to do after installing:

1. Integrate youtube api so that your member can share a video from youtube to your site​

https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:integrate_youtube_api integrate_youtube_api

2. Add your own logo:

https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:add_a_custom_logo
https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=how_to:remove_default_logo

3. Change general/system settings follow your choice:

https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=admin_dashboard:system_admin:system_settings:general_settings
https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=admin_dashboard:system_admin:system_settings:features_settings

4. Enable reCaptcha to prevent spammers:

https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=admin_dashboard:system_admin:recaptcha_integration

5. Social Integration configuration so that your members can sign up to your site using their fb/google plus account

https://moosocial.com/wiki/doku.php?id=admin_dashboard:system_admin:system_settings:integration_settings

Installation Service

We offer Installation Service for customers who do not want to be bothered or feel comfortable performing the installation. It could be purchased in the Client Area of our website after the initial purchase of mooSocial license. Submit a support request with your site information once Installation Service has been ordered for us to initiate the installation process. Please allow up to 24 to 48 hours after submitting the support request for us to perform the installation.

NOTE

By default, mooSocial is shipped with mod_rewrite enabled. If you are not installing mooSocial on apache server or your server does not have mod_rewrite, please read the section below. Or if your server is not running apache and you still want to use mod_rewrite, check out “Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite” section.

Installing mooSocial without mod_rewrite

For some hosting services (e.g. GoDaddy, 1and1…), you might need to add RewriteBase statements to the .htaccess files mooSocial uses (/.htaccess, /app/.htaccess, /app/webroot/.htaccess).

RewriteEngine On RewriteBase /

If you don't want or can't get mod_rewrite (or some other compatible module) up and running on your server, you'll need to use the built in pretty URLs. In /app/Config/core.php, uncomment the line that looks this

Configure::write('App.baseUrl', env('SCRIPT_NAME'));

Also remove these .htaccess files:

/.htaccess /app/.htaccess /app/webroot/.htaccess This will make your URLs look like www.example.com/index.php/controllername/actionname/param rather than www.example.com/controllername/actionname/param/

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how_to/install_moosocial.txt · Last modified: 2016/06/01 09:08 by mooadmin