1. Unzip grindStone and have a look around.
Unzip the grindStone file and take a look at the file structure. You should see 8 folders and 4 files.
2. Upload grindStone
Upload all the files you unzipped to your web host, keeping the file system intact.
Run the Online Setup Wizard
Installation is quite easy and only takes a few minutes.
Once grindStone has finished uploading, simply go to http://www.yoursite.com/grindStone/ (or wherever sub-folder you uploaded it to) and follow the on-screen instructions. Easy to do, just follow the defaults and plug in your specific information.
1. Server Configuration Check
There is a Server Configuration Check that will display before you will be able to install grindStone. If all checks out, great, click the button "Start the Installation". If not, you will not see the "Start the Installation" button and will not be able to install grindStone.
First thing you need to do BEFORE continuing the installation is edit the
config.php file. You can find the Config file in the main grindStone folder in the
includes/ folder. Open this file with a good text editor and update it as needed for your particular web set-up.
3. User Account & Site Settings
Complete the User Account form and follow the defaults to plug in your site's specific information. You can set your Site name to be anything you would like. Once completed, be sure to hit
"On to Step 3" to save your settings.
Note: If the Installation URL is not auto-filled, you will need to enter it manually. This is needed for uploads and email notifications. Include any sub-folder grindStone may be installed in. (ie. http://www.mydomain.com/grindStone/). Look at your browser's URL bar, and use that (remove the install/install.php from the end) as your Installation URL.
4. Delete/Rename the Install Folder
Once installation is completed, you will need to go back into your FTP application, and either rename or delete the installation folder on your webhost before you can sign in.
That's It! Done.
Sign In and start using grindStone.
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