Skip to content
Plikli is an open source content management system that lets you easily create your own user-powered website
Branch: master
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Permalink
Type Name Latest commit message Commit time
Failed to load latest commit information.
admin
avatars
cache
install
internal
languages
libs
logs
modules
plugins
templates
widgets
Config_File.class.php
LICENSE.txt
advancedsearch.php
checkfield.php
class.compiler.php
class.config.php
class.template.php
cloud.php
composer.json
composer.lock
config.php
cvote.php
delete.php
deletegroup.php
edit.php
editgroup.php
editlink.php
error_404.php
error_log
favicon.ico
group_share.php
group_story.php
groupadmin.php
groups.php
htaccess.default
index.php
join_group.php
live.php
live2.php
live_comments.php
live_published.php
live_unpublished.php
load_data.php
load_data_for_groups.php
load_data_for_search.php
load_data_for_topusers.php
login.php
module.php
new.php
out.php
page.php
plikli.png
profile.php
readme.html
recover.php
register.php
register_complete.php
robots.txt
rss.php
rssfeeds.php
rsssearch.php
search.php
settemplate.php
settings.php.default
story.php
storyrss.php
submit.php
submit_groups.php
topusers.php
trackback.php
user.php
user_add_remove_links.php
user_settings.php
userrss.php
validation.php
vote.php
vote_total.php

readme.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<head>
	<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
	<meta name="Robots" content="none" />
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
	
	<link href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/css/bootstrap.no-icons.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link href="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/font-awesome/3.2.1/css/font-awesome.min.css" rel="stylesheet">
	<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="./templates/admin/css/style.css" media="screen" />
	<style type="text/css">
	body {
		padding-top: 75px;
		background-color: #ffffff;
		background-image: url(./templates/admin/img/grid-18px-masked.png);
		background-repeat: repeat-x;
		background-position: 0 46px;
	}
	</style>
	
	<title>Plikli Readme</title>

</head>
<body>
<header role="banner" class="navbar navbar-inverse navbar-fixed-top">
	<div class="container">
		<div class="navbar-header">
			<button data-target=".bs-navbar-collapse" data-toggle="collapse" type="button" class="navbar-toggle">
				<span class="sr-only">Toggle navigation</span>
				<span class="icon-bar"></span>
				<span class="icon-bar"></span>
				<span class="icon-bar"></span>
			</button>
			<a class="navbar-brand" href="https://www.plikli.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><img src="./templates/admin/img/plikli.png" alt="Plikli CMS" title="Plikli CMS"/></a>
		</div>
		<nav role="navigation" class="collapse navbar-collapse bs-navbar-collapse">
			<ul class="nav navbar-nav">
				<li><a href="./index.php" title="Home">Home</a></li>
				<li class="active"><a href="#" title="Readme">Readme</a></li>
				<li><a href="./install/install.php" title="Install">Install</a></li>
				<li><a href="./install/upgrade.php" title="Upgrade">Upgrade</a></li>
				<li><a href="./install/troubleshooter.php" title="Troubleshooter">Troubleshooter</a></li>
				<li><a href="./admin/" title="Admin">Admin</a></li>
			</ul>
		</nav>
	</div>
</header>

<div class="container">
	<section id="maincontent">
		<div class="row">
			
			<div class="col-md-9">
				
				<legend><a href="#install" name="welcome">Welcome to Plikli!</a></legend>
				<p>You are just a few steps away from starting your very first Plikli website! This page will guide you through installing Plikli for the first time, upgrading an existing Plikli website to the latest version, troubleshooting common issues, and backing up your Plikli site for safe keeping. </p>
			
				<p><strong>About Plikli:</strong> Plikli is an open source CMS that powers news and and user feedback websites. It is available to download for free from the project homepage: <a href="https://www.plikli.com/download_plikli/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Download Plikli</a>.</p>
				
				<legend><a href="#install" name="install">Installation</a></legend>
				<p><strong>Requirements:</strong> Plikli requires a modern version of PHP and MySQL and some PHP functions. To test if your server is capable of running Plikli please view the <a href="./install/troubleshooter.php">Troubleshooter</a>. If any errors appear on that page you may have a problem with either installing or running Plikli.</p>
				<p style="color:#ff0000;font-weight:bold;">But, fear not, other than the requirement number 1 (Create a mysql database), Plikli Installation system will fix all the other requirements for you! The requirements listed below are just for your info and to get familiar with them and make sure that this is what you need to install Plikli CMS.<br />Once you read the readme page, proceed to <a href="./install/troubleshooter.php">Troubleshooter</a> in the navigation menu and follow the process that shows you the readiness to proceed with the installation. Once you have finished with the Troubleshooter, Click on the <a href="./install/troubleshooter.php">Install</a> link in the navigation menu!</p>
				
				<ol>
					<li>Create a mysql database. If you are unfamiliar with how to create a mysql database, please contact your web host or search their support site. Please pay careful attention when creating a database and write down your database name, username, password, and host somewhere.</li>
					<li>Rename the /favicon.ico.default to /favicon.ico</li>
					<li>Rename the /settings.php.default to /settings.php</li>
					<li>Rename the /languages/lang_english.conf.default file to lang_english.conf. Same instructions apply to any other language file that you might use that are located in the /languages directory.</li>
					<li>Rename the /libs/dbconnect.php.default file to dbconnect.php</li>
					<li>Rename the directory /logs.default to /logs</li>
					<li>Upload the files to your server.</li>
					<li>CHMOD 755 the following directories and files. If you experience any errors try 777.
						<ul>
							<li>/admin/backup/</li>
							<li>/avatars/groups_uploaded/</li>
							<li>/avatars/user_uploaded/</li>
							<li>/cache/</li>
							<li>/languages/ (all files contained in this folder should be CHMOD 777)</li>
							<li>/logs/ (all files contained should be CHMOD 777)</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>CHMOD 666 the following files
						<ul>
							<li>/libs/dbconnect.php</li>
							<li>/settings.php</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>Open /install/index.php in your web browser. If you are reading this document after you uploaded it to your server, click on the install link at the top of the page.
						<ul>
							<li>Select a language from the list. </li>
							<li>Fill out your database name, username, password, host, and your desired table prefix.</li>
							<li>Create an admin account. Please write down the login credentials for future reference.</li>
							<li>Make sure there are no error messages! If you see an error message, or if installation fails, <a href="https://www.plikli.com/forum-2/"  target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">report it here</a>.</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>Delete your /install folder.</li>
					<li>CHMOD 644 libs/dbconnect.php</li>
					<li>Open /index.php</li>
					<li>Log in to the admin account using the credentials generated during the install process.</li>
					<li>Log in to the admin panel ( /admin ).</li>
					<li>Configure your Plikli site to your liking.</li> 
				</ol>
				<br />
		
				<legend><a href="#backup" name="backup">Backup</a></legend>
				<ol>
					<li>Log into your site as admin</li>
					<li>Click on admin panel link</li>
					<li>Click on File and MySQL backup link</li>
					<li>Backup your files, avatars, and MySQL database</li>
					<li>Download the backup .zip files to your computer</li>
					<li>Delete the files from the backup manager</li>
				</ol>
				<br />
				
				<legend><a href="#version" name="version">Version</a></legend>
				<p><strong>Plikli CMS Version</strong></p>
				<p>For easy access, the Plikli Admin Panel's "Statistics" widget displays your Plikli CMS Version. Plikli stores your version number in a MySQL database under the plikli_misc_data table. If you have access to a tool to view your MySQL database, like PhpMyAdmin, you will find that the data is stored under the name "plikli_version". </p>
				<p>To upgrade to the latest version of Plikli CMS, make sure that you run the file /install/upgrade.php in your browser after uploading the latest version Plikli files to your server. If you forget to take this step your database may not be up to date with the latest version, causing the version number displayed in the Admin Panel to be incorrect.</p>

				<br />

				<legend><a href="#upgrade" name="upgrade">Upgrading</a></legend>
				<div class="well">
				Please be sure to <strong>make a backup of your MySQL databases	and files before upgrading</strong> to the latest version of Plikli. Some upgrades might require that you upgrade your MySQL database, so please make backups whenever upgrading.<br />
				These instructions do not support upgrading your template. Template upgrades require manual changes and should be carefully handled by the template author.<br />
				The directions below are recommendations that we have come up with to mininimize the number of problems that might come from upgrading your site.
				</div>
				<ol>
					<li>Backup your MySQL database</li>
					<li>Backup your old Plikli CMS files.</li>
					<li>Rename your template folder so that the data is not overwritten by upgrade files. If you use a template name that is not included with Plikli, skip this step.</li>
					<li> Disable all of the modules from your admin panel. <br />
					You will need to re-enable them after upgrade.</li>
					<li>Delete all of the files from your server EXCEPT:
					   <ol>
						   <li>/avatars/ (entire directory)</li>
						   <li>/libs/dbconnect.php</li>
						   <li>/favicon.ico</li>
						   <li>/settings.php</li>
					   </ol>
					</li>
					<li>Upload all of the new files to your server. <br />
					If you are able to, I suggest uploading a zip file to the server and extracting it server-side. This will minimize the chances of files being corrupted during FTP transfer, which is a common issue.<br />
					<li>Confirm that the CHMOD permissions for the following files or directories are all set to 777.</li>
						<ul>
							<li>/settings.php</li>
							<li>/admin/backup/</li>
							<li>/avatars/groups_uploaded/</li>
							<li>/avatars/user_uploaded/</li>
							<li>/cache/</li>
							<li>/languages/ (and all of the content within this directory)</li>
						</ul>
					</li>
					<li>Run the upgrade from /install/upgrade.php<br />
						If there are no error messages, delete the /install directory from your web server.</li>
					<li>Navigate to your homepage and log in as an "admin" level user.<br />
						In some cases you may already be logged in from your previous version of Plikli.</li>
					<li>Either update your template to work with the latest version or navigate to /admin/admin_config.php?page=Template and change the template name to "bootstrap"</li>
					<li>Re-activate the disabled modules from step 4</li>
				</ol>
				
				<br />
				
				<legend><a href="#support" name="support">Support</a></legend>
				<p>Plikli is an Open source project, but that doesn't stop us from having a rock-solid support team. Users from all across the world are watching the forum 24 hours a day helping each other out. If you have any questions, ideas, modifications or bugs to discuss please let us know through the Plikli forum.</p>
				
				<legend><a href="#credits" name="credits">Credits</a></legend>
				<p>This code was originally written by Ricardo Galli for the open source project known as <a href="http://www.meneame.net">Meneame</a>.</p>
				<p>Many thanks to those who donated time and money to the Plikli project. Without their support we wouldn't be able to keep this project going. If you are interested in becoming a part of the development team please <a href="https://www.plikli.com/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">contact us through plikli.com</a>.</p>
				
				<p>Graphic design elements by the following authors or projects:
					<ul>
						<li><a href="http://glyphicons.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Bootstrap icons by Glyphicons.com</a></li>
						<li><a href="http://vervex.deviantart.com/art/Somacro-29-300DPI-Social-Media-Icons-267955425?" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Social Media Icons by Vervex</a></li>
					</ul>
				</p>
				
				<p><strong>A special thank you to all of the Plikli developers and translators.</strong></p>
				
				<legend><a href="#license" name="license">License</a></legend>
				<p>Plikli's source code is published under the <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Copyright</a>. You can view the license in the file LICENSE.txt. Plikli is based on The Open Source Pligg CMS.</p>
				
				
				<legend>Questions / Comments?</legend>
				<p>General questions and comments can be posted to the <a href="https://www.plikli.com/forum-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Plikli Support</a> website.</p>
				<p>Please report security flaws through our <a href="https://www.plikli.com/contact/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Contact Form</a> on plikli.com. You may also use the contact form to offer your help in developing the project. Do not contact us directly for any other purposes, as we will ignore any messages outside of those two categories.</p>
				<p>Bugs can be reported using our <a href="https://www.plikli.com/forum-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">forum</a>.</p>
				
			</div>
			
			<div class="col-md-3">
				<div id="slider" style="position:absolute;padding-top:80px;">
					<div class="well readme-sidebar-nav">
						<ul class="nav nav-list not-admin-sidebar">
							<li class="nav-header readme_shortcuts">Readme Shortcuts</li>
							<li><a href="#welcome">Welcome</a></li>
							<li><a href="#install">Installation</a></li>
							<li><a href="#backup">Backup</a></li>
							<li><a href="#version">Version</a></li>
							<li><a href="#upgrade">Upgrade</a></li>
							<li><a href="#support">Support</a></li>
							<li><a href="#credits">Credits</a></li>
							<li class="nav-header plikli_resources">Plikli CMS Resources</li>
							<li><a href="https://www.plikli.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Plikli Homepage</a></li>
							<li><a href="https://www.plikli.com/forum-2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">General Support</a></li>
							
						</ul>
					</div>
					
					<script type="text/javascript"><!--
					/* Script by: www.jtricks.com
					 * Version: 20071017
					 * Latest version:
					 * www.jtricks.com/javascript/navigation/floating.html
					 */
					var floatingMenuId = 'slider';
					var floatingMenu =
					{
						targetY: 0,

						hasInner: typeof(window.innerWidth) == 'number',
						hasElement: typeof(document.documentElement) == 'object'
							&& typeof(document.documentElement.clientWidth) == 'number',

						menu:
							document.getElementById
							? document.getElementById(floatingMenuId)
							: document.all
							  ? document.all[floatingMenuId]
							  : document.layers[floatingMenuId]
					};

					floatingMenu.move = function ()
					{
						floatingMenu.menu.style.left = floatingMenu.nextX + 'px';
						floatingMenu.menu.style.top = floatingMenu.nextY + 'px';
					}

					floatingMenu.computeShifts = function ()
					{
						var de = document.documentElement;

						floatingMenu.shiftX =  
							floatingMenu.hasInner  
							? pageXOffset  
							: floatingMenu.hasElement  
							  ? de.scrollLeft  
							  : document.body.scrollLeft;  
						if (floatingMenu.targetX < 0)
						{
							floatingMenu.shiftX +=
								floatingMenu.hasElement
								? de.clientWidth
								: document.body.clientWidth;
						}

						floatingMenu.shiftY = 
							floatingMenu.hasInner
							? pageYOffset
							: floatingMenu.hasElement
							  ? de.scrollTop
							  : document.body.scrollTop;
						if (floatingMenu.targetY < 0)
						{
							if (floatingMenu.hasElement && floatingMenu.hasInner)
							{
								// Handle Opera 8 problems
								floatingMenu.shiftY +=
									de.clientHeight > window.innerHeight
									? window.innerHeight
									: de.clientHeight
							}
							else
							{
								floatingMenu.shiftY +=
									floatingMenu.hasElement
									? de.clientHeight
									: document.body.clientHeight;
							}
						}
					}

					floatingMenu.calculateCornerX = function()
					{
						if (floatingMenu.targetX != 'center')
							return floatingMenu.shiftX + floatingMenu.targetX;

						var width = parseInt(floatingMenu.menu.offsetWidth);

						var cornerX =
							floatingMenu.hasElement
							? (floatingMenu.hasInner
							   ? pageXOffset
							   : document.documentElement.scrollLeft) + 
							  (document.documentElement.clientWidth - width)/2
							: document.body.scrollLeft + 
							  (document.body.clientWidth - width)/2;
						return cornerX;
					};

					floatingMenu.calculateCornerY = function()
					{
						if (floatingMenu.targetY != 'center')
							return floatingMenu.shiftY + floatingMenu.targetY;

						var height = parseInt(floatingMenu.menu.offsetHeight);

						// Handle Opera 8 problems
						var clientHeight = 
							floatingMenu.hasElement && floatingMenu.hasInner
							&& document.documentElement.clientHeight 
								> window.innerHeight
							? window.innerHeight
							: document.documentElement.clientHeight

						var cornerY =
							floatingMenu.hasElement
							? (floatingMenu.hasInner  
							   ? pageYOffset
							   : document.documentElement.scrollTop) + 
							  (clientHeight - height)/2
							: document.body.scrollTop + 
							  (document.body.clientHeight - height)/2;
						return cornerY;
					};

					floatingMenu.doFloat = function()
					{
						var stepX, stepY;

						floatingMenu.computeShifts();

						var cornerX = floatingMenu.calculateCornerX();

						var stepX = (cornerX - floatingMenu.nextX) * .07;
						if (Math.abs(stepX) < .5)
						{
							stepX = cornerX - floatingMenu.nextX;
						}

						var cornerY = floatingMenu.calculateCornerY();

						var stepY = (cornerY - floatingMenu.nextY) * .07;
						if (Math.abs(stepY) < .5)
						{
							stepY = cornerY - floatingMenu.nextY;
						}

						if (Math.abs(stepX) > 0 ||
							Math.abs(stepY) > 0)
						{
							floatingMenu.nextX += stepX;
							floatingMenu.nextY += stepY;
							floatingMenu.move();
						}

						setTimeout('floatingMenu.doFloat()', 20);
					};

					// addEvent designed by Aaron Moore
					floatingMenu.addEvent = function(element, listener, handler)
					{
						if(typeof element[listener] != 'function' || 
						   typeof element[listener + '_num'] == 'undefined')
						{
							element[listener + '_num'] = 0;
							if (typeof element[listener] == 'function')
							{
								element[listener + 0] = element[listener];
								element[listener + '_num']++;
							}
							element[listener] = function(e)
							{
								var r = true;
								e = (e) ? e : window.event;
								for(var i = element[listener + '_num'] -1; i >= 0; i--)
								{
									if(element[listener + i](e) == false)
										r = false;
								}
								return r;
							}
						}

						//if handler is not already stored, assign it
						for(var i = 0; i < element[listener + '_num']; i++)
							if(element[listener + i] == handler)
								return;
						element[listener + element[listener + '_num']] = handler;
						element[listener + '_num']++;
					};

					floatingMenu.init = function()
					{
						floatingMenu.initSecondary();
						floatingMenu.doFloat();
					};

					// Some browsers init scrollbars only after
					// full document load.
					floatingMenu.initSecondary = function()
					{
						floatingMenu.computeShifts();
						floatingMenu.nextX = floatingMenu.calculateCornerX();
						floatingMenu.nextY = floatingMenu.calculateCornerY();
						floatingMenu.move();
					}

					if (document.layers)
						floatingMenu.addEvent(window, 'onload', floatingMenu.init);
					else
					{
						floatingMenu.init();
						floatingMenu.addEvent(window, 'onload',
							floatingMenu.initSecondary);
					}

					//--></script>
		
				</div>
			</div>
		</div><!--/.row-->
	</section><!--/#maincontent-->
	
	<hr />

	<footer class="footer">
		<div id="footer">
			<span class="subtext"> 
				<a href="https://www.plikli.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Plikli Content Management System</a> 
			</span>
		</div>
	</footer>
</div><!--/.container-->

<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.18/jquery-ui.min.js"></script>
<link href="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jqueryui/1.8.18/themes/smoothness/jquery-ui.css" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<!--[if lt IE 7]>
<script type="text/javascript" src="../templates/admin/js/jquery/jquery.dropdown.js"></script>
<![endif]-->

<script src="//netdna.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.0.0/js/bootstrap.min.js"></script>

</body>
</html>

</html>
You can’t perform that action at this time.