Saturday, December 14, 2013

Installation of Web Press Creative

Installation of Web Press Creative:


Above is the install script that is initiated at first run, this script is located in '/install_files/install.php'. All fields must have values for the install to complete, this includes the 'optional' value which acts as a placeholder if not replaced by a valid analytics script.

The 'footer message' will be added to the footer of each page, the default has a link back to Web Press Creative at webpresscreative.org and can contain any HTML wanted to be placed at the footer of each page within the area's limits.

Database credentials are needed at this point so the install script can create all needed tables and add data to them. The mySQL database must first be created through your hosting provider, it does not need to be an empty database the install will drop all tables that apply and with the prefix 'wpc_' only.

There are several tools available with the install package, these can be found at '/install_files/tools/'. These include 'code.php' which encodes and decodes any text into hex values, this is important as the database is encoded in hex. The 'v_test.php' script tests some important core values and sends those values to the browser for troubleshooting 'config.php' if necessary. 'keypasswrd.php' is used if the administration user and password is lost and will create new ones. It is very important to delete this and all install files from the server after use or the website will be vulnerable to compromise and unauthorized access.

Be sure install deleted all folders and files in the install directory '/install_files/' and the directory itself as well after install completes.

NOTES:

iSpell located in 'optional browser plug-in' folder is included in this package and is optional to install. It provides a spell check function for the editors and has no other function or purpose.

Web Press Creative incompatibility issues:

Important items to note about Web Press Creative is some incompatible issues with older browsers and some hosting providers that may exist that cause the scripts to not function. It is mandatory that all scripts are uploaded and are executed from the root directory in '/', 'public_html' or 'htdocs' of the server. Web Press Creative will not work if it is placed any other place on the server. Hosting server must be Linux OS and Apache server with PHP and mySQL database.

Recommend using Filezilla FTP client to upload files to server, a free download from the following website address: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php

A free hosting provider that will not cause this to be an issue is 'http://byethost.com/' if you choose to use free hosting with a free sub-domain this is an excellent hosting provider to use.

Another issue involves Microsoft's IE 8 and older browsers which are no longer used as of Windows 7. In this case using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers will work. If your operating system is Windows XP Internet Explorer will not work with Web Press Creative and you must use one of the other mentioned browsers. Internet Explorer 10 has some other minor issues with the appearance of the Menu as it is a non-compliance browser there is a known issue with CSS borders in the settings section in some cases but does not effect the operation of the website.

Please report any bugs found to: webpress.softnet@gmail.com


GNU GPL v3 License:

THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE PROGRAM, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE PROGRAM "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE PROGRAM IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, Licensor provides the Work (and each Contributor provides its Contributions) on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties or conditions of TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. You are solely responsible for determining the appropriateness of using or redistributing the Work and assume any risks associated with Your exercise of permissions under this License.

This software is provided 'as-is', without any express or implied
warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software.

You MAY distribute it and charge for that service. Of course, you MAY accomplish changes, add design and content to it and you MAY charge for that. When distributing you must clearly state what you have changed in Web Press Creative.

Important: You MAY NOT alter the license and/or the copyright.
Copyright hints are present inside the source code and also inside the generated output. Both may not be altered.

You must NOT pretend that Web Press Creative has been developed solely by you and market WPC in that way. If you intend on selling the WPC core, you MUST contact Web Press Creative developers and explain what you intend to do and why. WPC is available as a free download so charging for the application will need to have had custom changes specific to it for there to be reasonable to charge for it. And it is mandatory that WPC be notified for permission prior to distributing.

Web Press Creative uses libraries and other programs: iSpell - Copyright (c) 2002-2010 Red Egg Software All Rights Reserved. http://www.iespell.com, TinyMCE - Copyright (c) 2008 Moxiecode Systems AB. All rights reserved. http://www.tinymce.com

You also have to take care about the licenses of these third party components. For any questions on these third party components please ask the respective owner of the copyright directly.