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Hotaru CMS Core 1.7.3

Main Core code for Hotaru CMS

  1. shibuya246
    Hotaru CMS has been tested using PHP 5.3 and above and MySQL 5.0~

    1. Download latest zip file attached to this post (top right).
    3. Read Installing Hotaru or Upgrading Hotaru.
    4. Look through Getting Started with Hotaru CMS.

    New Installations:
    1. set up a new database and create your settings.php file in the config folder
    2. run the file at /install/index.php in your browser
    3. if you are turning "friendly urls" on make sure you have copied the .htaccess_default file to a new .htaccess file
    When Upgrading from older versions:
    1. make sure you are signed in to your site as admin first so that the plugin hooks can be refreshed on the last step of upgrade.
    2. run the file at /install/index.php in your browser
    If you are upgrading from pre 1.5 versions
    • from older version pre 1.5 copy your hotaru_settings.php file from the root into the new config folder and rename it to just settings.php. You need to do this before you run the upgrade script
    Plugins and Themes
    You can download additional plugins and themes from the Resources section of this forum.


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Recent Updates

  1. v1.7.3
  2. Version 1.7.2
  3. v1.7.1

Recent Reviews

  1. bucigv
    Version: 1.7.3

    I've installed core under my site http://xyupload.com without any problem, works great, thank you very much shiuya246 :)
    1. shibuya246
      Author's Response
      thanks. that theme looks hot :)
  2. Wilfried Strecke
    Wilfried Strecke
    Version: 1.7
    Great work!
  3. anhmjn
    Version: 1.7
  4. jiyath
    Version: 1.6.6
    Great admin interface and much more develop
    1. shibuya246
      Author's Response
      Thanks. Am excited to be developing the admin interface more to make the admin's job easier and more enjoyable