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    Using CMS Made Simple with MAMP - Step-By-Step
    Part One

    Using CMS Made Simple with MAMP - Step-By-Step

    If you do not already know about Content Management Systems, you can learn more about it here.

    To prepare you for the walkthrough, you will need to download MAMP, CMS Made Simple 1.6.6, and an editor, such as jEdit. Do not download these yet unless you want to clutter your screen! Wait until you arrive to the step that requires the download of these:

    MAMP

    CMS Made Simple (CMSMS)

    jEdit

    Also: since Apache comes pre-installed with your Mac, you may not be able to use port 80 for Apache if Web Sharing is enabled. To make sure the Web Sharing box is unchecked, go to System Preferences >> Sharing. If unchecked, you are good to go and we can begin. . .

    P.S. you will need to be logged in on the administrator account through the entire process

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    Go to the main site for MAMP, and click the download link for the regular version.


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    After the download is complete, you will be asked to agree to the terms of service. Please agree


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    Drag ONLY the MAMP application, ignore MAMP Pro.


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    Open up your applications in Finder (Command+Shift+A), locate MAMP, then double click to open it's contents.


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    Now that you are viewing the contents of the MAMP folder, find a folder called htdocs. Click it once so it is highlighted (it will be easier to find again later).


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    Go to Safari again, and download CMS Made Simple 1.6.6 by hovering over "Downloads" and clicking CMSMS Releases.


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    Click the second link under Stable 1.6.6 Releases. It probably does not have to be the second one but that is the one I always clicked and has always worked.


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    Once downloaded and unarchived, drag and drop that folder into the htdocs folder you kept highlighted earlier. Also, rename the CMS Made Simple folder to "cmsmadesimple".


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    Now from the MAMP folder, locate the application and launch it. I recommend moving it into the dock. it will require you to enter your password. This is what the main window will look like.


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    Part Two

    From the main window, click Preferences, then click the Ports tab. Change the Apache port to 80 and the MySQL port to 3306. Click OK.


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    Now you can click on Open Start Page from the main window. When you are in the start page, please take note of User and Password. If you do not know this then you will a) lock yourself out by trying to work around it or b) hit a wall when trying to install CMSMS. For my case (and most likely yours both the user and password were root.


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    Now you must create a database. at the top of the start page, you will see "start", "phpinfo", "phpMyAdmin", "SQLiteManager", and "FAQ". This is the control bar for the start page. Click on phpMyAdmin to create a new database. When there, type in the name of the database (make it something easy to remember, and short), then click "create".


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    You should now be seeing this page:


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    Now you will need to install jEdit or similar coding software. Once downloaded, create blank document, go to the toolbar, and click "Save As…"


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    You will need to save the file in the "cms made simple" folder you dragged into the htdocs folder. To save the file in that location from jEdit, follow this exactly:







    Note for the last picture: click on cmsmadesimple to save it in the right spot, but do not click save yet!

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    The file name MUST be config.php or the installation of CMSMS will not work!


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    Part Three

    Once saved, you may close out of jEdit or minimize it, as you will not need it anymore at this point.

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    Go back to Safari, and type this into the URL bar:


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    You can now begin the installation process of CMSMS. You should be seeing this page after typing said line into the URL bar and hitting Enter:


    Click Continue at the bottom of the page

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    Click Continue when you reach this page:


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    The next page should be a list of all the checks that have been done to make sure everything is running perfectly.


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    If these two throw back warnings. . .


    . . .here is how to fix it:

    Start a search within the MAMP folder, setting up the credentials EXACTLY this way:


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    Double click the folder, then open the php.ini file.


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    Part Four

    Find any "30"s in these locations, and change them to 60:




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    When finished, refresh/reload the page, and you should get all check marks. Click Continue.

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    Click Continue on the next page.


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    Enter a desired username, your email, and a login password you would like to set for access to your page's control panel.


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    Enter the name for your site.


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    Part Five

    Now, this is where you need to enter the username and password given to you in the very beginning on MAMP's start page. Both the username and password is root. Also, when entering the database name, enter it EXACTLY the way it was typed when you created the database in phpMyAdmin. When finished, click Continue.


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    This page just shows all the tables being created in the database. Click continue.


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    The next page is just continued from the last page. Click "go to the Admin Panel".


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    You are now at the admin panel, and can change your site, edit pre-defined tags, create user-defined tags, and lots of other things. Congratulations! You made it!


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    Hopefully this clears the road for anyone wanting to do this. I had a lot of trouble figuring this out, and have run into many errors and even locked myself out of the start page, forcing me to delete and re-install MAMP again. So I created this tutorial to help everyone else needing this to avoid the same problems. Thanks for reading!

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