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Installation, uninstallation and remove


For a common administrator it's simple, amateurs needs to find naming. Everyone still try and hack. I also prefer to install from someone with experiences in CSS because of positioning and colors. For installation I recommend some file manager with FTP transfer (TotalCommander, MidnightCommander). Next one is web server or hosting and access into FTP. Installer is also for recovery after crashes with unaccessable root account.

We unpack package with selected version. We run file manager and in one panel we have folder with unpacked KWCMS and in other FTP and its document root. We copy whole manager into web pages. Next, we unmount file manager and runs modern web browser (everything excepts "that blue" IE). In address bar we write web address. It may show original Index or error with there is no index. We add "/install" into current address and setting has began.

At first choose your language (now czech and english).

Next step is verify your installation privileges. It's for future usage, because with installation wizard is simple to set another passwords into KWCMS. The verification works as compare saved and sent string. Now it's disabled, so you must remove installer after end.

Now basic settings of site and pages - only that most important:

  • More users - affects accounts, it means one presentation has more users, like administration. Normally stay 'Deny'.
  • Use Mod Rewrite - advanced setting, use "pretty" addresses. If you did not want use them or cannot set - 'Deny'.
  • Rewrite Entities... - In historical times of computing in Eastern Europe was more encoding charsets. And they aren't compatible. It stays till today. So users of Internet Explorer saves in WIN-1250, Unixes has Unicode - UTF-8 from its beginning and with tem most modern and NORMAL browsers. These languages are properly shown only if they're set in Unicode entities. So best one is 'UTF-8'.
  • Path to root dir in system - Strange definition says all. Simply where lays KWCMS datadir against document root. Usually it's 'data/'.
  • Contact - contact for administrator - mail.
  • More langs - has pages more language versions? Shows translation flags in page title and header.
  • Normally use lang - which language is last option?
  • Page name - Or page caption. That most large text, mostly on top.
  • Page title - Title shown in browser bar.
  • Contact - Contact to page owner, usually address, phone and mail.
  • Keywords - What search engines looks for.
  • Page desc - What pages means for search engines.

Now names and passwords for two very first users.

First one is "System admin, Root" and he has access everywhere. Second one is "Content admin, Front" and he is responsible for title pages. Names and passwords must be different.

In the end system says it's set.

You can begin to work with fill pages.

Unsuccessful installation

With your file manager remove files conf/page.php, conf/net.php and admin/conf/admin.php and start installation wizard. If configuration files are not so much destroyed, you can use installation wizard directly. I may not add with this step you loose your configuration and salting.


Just remove dir with administration. From now you cannot update pages via web.


Just go into web dir with your file manager and remove everything. If you have module with database, you also need access into database and remove records here. Use Adminer or phpMyAdmin.