BVCMS Developer Quick Start Guide
Copyright (c) 2008-2015 Bellevue Baptist Church Licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL v2) you may not use this code except in compliance with the License. see LICENSE file in this repository master branch
BVCMS is maintained by TouchPointSoftware, LLC.
Install Development Tools and required libraries
- Visual Studio Community or Visual Studio Express 2015
- SQL Server Express 2012 SP1
- GitHub for Windows
- Microsoft URL Rewrite Module 2.0 for IIS 7 (if not already installed)
Clone the Source Code Repository
Run GitHub for Windows and follow the setup instructions
Note: You will need to create an account on GitHub to properly use all of the features
Go to the repository in a browser - https://github.com/bvcms/bvcms
Click "Clone in Windows" button in the upper left part of the page
It should request that GitHub use the link, allow it to continue
GitHub for Windows should launch and clone the repository to the default location
The default location for GitHub for Windows is "My Documents\GitHub"
Open the Project
Start Visual Studio 2015
Open CmsWeb.sln solution in the root of the repository
Note: If your file extensions are hidden, you will not see the ".sln"
Start the Package Manager Console
Tools > Library Package Manager > Package Manager Console
At the top of the Package Manager Console you will see a notification telling you that some packages are missing, click Restore to begin downloading them
It should show a progress bar and then disappear when done
Edit Web.config under CmsWeb root directory
- In the appSettings section, configure the dbserver and host values to point to your server and the name of your database (without the CMS_). These two values will become part of your connection string.
- In the mailSettings, configure the pickupDirectoryLocation to a directory on your development machine (for testing purposes).
Right-click on CMSWeb and select Set as StartUp Project
Right-click on CMSWeb and select Rebuild. The project should compile successfully
There will be some warnings, you can ignore them
The SQL Server database should be running
Click the Play button in the main toolbar to launch BVCMS
The first time you start up the system, it will create and populate a starter database
Once at the login screen, enter the default username and password and click Log On.
Default Username: admin
Default Password: bvcms
After successfully logging in, you should set your admin password immediately because the bvcms password is a one-time use password and will no longer work.
For additional information on how to use BVCMS, please see the TouchPointSoftware Documentation.