I've installed and tried and tested 100's of CMS's all by my own w/o any problem at all coz the documentation for all these CMS's were so simple ,straight forward with examples .
i also have 3 mths experience (NIGHTMARE) of pligg ,drigg was awesome.
O.K ENOUGH OF BRAGGING = all this shit was only to show that i'm NOT a NEWBIE to CMS.
but this very CMS made me look and feel like a newbie.
F#@K YOU HOTARU ,u may have made a brilliant CMS but u FAILED to WRITE a simple and lucid DOCUMENTATION.
OK now here's the problem [needless to say but documentation is the biggest problem]
I'm unable to install hotaru on localhost ,haven't tried it on live server yet (does it make any diff ???)
Here is exactly what i did
1.Extracted hotaru 1.3 and renamed the folder "hotaru" (folder structure is correct)
2.created database named "hotaru"-db user name "hotaruadmin"-db password "12345"
3.Renamed /hotaru_settings_default.php to /hotaru_settings.php.
4. Opened '/hotaru_settings.php' and edited the top section with database details
and path to Hotaru was "http://localhost/hotaru/" and hit 'ctrl-s'
5. set file permissions as said
6. now here comes the problem
A>" Go to /install/install.php and step through the six steps, following the instructions in each."
when i tried to find my db user name(hotaruadmin) by hiting 'ctrl-f' i get nothing. WHY ????
B> what the heck am i suppose to do or look or go through in this file (step 1-6 ???, i know that, it's all greek) and why my db details are not there at the bottom 'Configuration file for Hotaru CMS'
C> should i delete the install folder right away after going through it or after preforming the installation via browser.
i tried both but both the time i'm getting this error message
I want you people to guide me the way u got it installed and running.Warning: date_default_timezone_get() [function.date-default-timezone-get]: It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'Asia/Calcutta' for '5.5/no DST' instead in D:\xampp\htdocs\hotaru\libs\Initialize.php on line 193
Warning: Table 'hotaru.hotaru_settings' doesn't exist in D:\xampp\htdocs\hotaru\libs\extensions\ezSQL\mysql \ez_sql_mysql.php on line 257
Notice: Use of undefined constant DB_CACHE_DURATION - assumed 'DB_CACHE_DURATION' in D:\xampp\htdocs\hotaru\libs\Initialize.php on line 294
Notice: Use of undefined constant DB_CACHE - assumed 'DB_CACHE' in D:\xampp\htdocs\hotaru\libs\Initialize.php on line 296
Notice: Use of undefined constant DEBUG - assumed 'DEBUG' in D:\xampp\htdocs\hotaru\libs\Initialize.php on line 314
SITE_NAME is undergoing maintenance.
Please come back later.
PLZ don't tell to go through the documentation.
SORRY for being rude.
Thanks in Advance .