Drupal – OpenPublish


OpenPublish is build on Drupal and is my first foray into the world of Drupal.

I have not started with the core Drupal product as I need to quickly evaluate a CMS for an intranet project.  This appears ideal for the this so here goes.

OpenPublish requires GD installed and configured

apt-get install php5-gd

Restart Apache

/etc/init.d/apache2 restart

You also need a MySql database configured before you can start the install, Install PHPMyAdmin and follow the instruction on getting it to work.

When it is on your system open the web site http://x.x.x.x//phpMyAdmin

logon on with your normal credetials and then choose database

Create new database

The download of OpenPublish at the time of writing was here.

Download and unzip and un-tar

copy the result into the /var/www forlder.

cp -r openpublish /var/www/openpublish

Some of the directories need write privileges for setup these are as follows:

cd /var/www/openpublish/sites/default

chmod -R o+rw files

chmod o+rw default.settings.php

chmod o+rw settings.php

Some of these will need reseting back to a more securesetting when finished

Open a web browser and navigate to http://x.x.x.x/openpublish/install.php

Keep pressing next, it will check various things, as long as you follow the steps above you should not get any errors

Once installed you need to remove the write permissions to the settings files

chmod o-rw default.settings.php

chmod o-rw settings.php


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