Version: 1.0 – Revision: 0 – Last edited: Mar 11 2010
1. Download and extract.
After purchase, navigate to the Members Area and download your copy of the WallScript software. Extract the files to a directory you can later navigate to. Software you can use for extraction include Winzip and Winrar.
2. Upload and install.
First and foremost, you must create a MySQL database. This should be fairly simple, and we won’t go through it much here. If you do not know how, Google is your friend. Setup on your own server. Setup using CPanel. Once you have created the database, write down the details as they will be needed during installation.
If you are using a web server, an FTP program is highly recommended, as it will shorten the time period dramatically. Some great free trial FTP programs include SmartFTP and CuteFTP. Using your FTP client, navigate to the folder where you want to install the script. If you want to install it on the document root of the domain (www.domain.com) navigate to either your www or public_html folder (depending on your settings).
Once in the folder of your choice in the FTP browser, the easiest method to transfer files from your computer to your web-server is through the ‘Drag-n-Drop’ method. On your local computer, navigate to the window that contains all of the files you need to upload (in the /Upload/ folder). Select all of the files and folders visible and either:
- Right click and select copy. Go back to your FTP program and paste them.
- Drag the files in to the FTP window.
If you are unable to upload the files, you may like to search for some guides regarding how to upload files with FTP.
Some aspects of the script require certain folder and files to be writeable. In order to do this, you must change the permissions for various folders. To do this, right click on the folder or file specified, and you should see something more or less along the lines of “Properties/CHMOD” (it changes with every FTP program). Selecting this will allow you to change the settings. Please CHMOD the following files and folders:
- /wallpapers/ => 0777
- /tmp/ => 0777
- /thumbnails/ => 0777
- /templates/ => 0777
- /etc/cache/ => 0777
- /bulk/ => 0777
- /admin/tmp/ => 0777
- /includes/mysql.php => 0777
3. Running the installer
The installer will correctly configure the MySQL database and set up an Administrator account so you can start running your new website straight away. You can run the installer through accessing a URL in your web browser’s address bar. Type in: http://domain.com/install/install.php (substituting domain.com with your domain and the extension with the folder where you uploaded the files). You will be presented with three steps that will set the script up on your website.
- Insert your product key
You should have received a product key in the confirmation email received after your order. If you did not, or you have forgotten/deleted the email, you can find your product key in the Members Area. Enter your key in to the installer and hit “Submit”. If the key is valid you will be allowed to continue.
- Setting up the tables
Setting up the tables is easy enough. Simply click the link, and if you have entered the correct MySQL details in step 1 the database should be set up successfully.
- Creating an Administrator Account
Simply enter a username and password for an Administrator account and hit submit.
If it all went properly then congratulations, you have now successfully installed WallScript on to your server. As a security precaution we strongly suggest you remove the /install/ directory from your FTP as it does pose as a security threat if not deleted.