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The MooTools Forge

The official repository for the MooTools Forge. This is a fork of the excellent PluginsKit by Guillermo Rauch.


In the text below, replace <project> with the directory you cloned the repository to (i.e. the directory this README file is in).

To have a working forge, you firstly need a working webserver (like Apache HTTPD) with PHP and MySQL installed, and set up a virtual host with <project>/web as document root. You can find an example virtual host configuration in <project>/config/vhost.sample.

For the rest of the installation, there is an install directory with a number of shell scripts. These shell scripts wrap Symfony's functions and help you set up your own Forge environment quickly and easily.

To start with the exception right away, this one does not wrap any of Symfony's functions. (We need a few more directories chmoded than what Symfony's project:permissions one does.) Changes permissions of directories to which the webserver process has to be able to write.

Creates SQL queries in the <project>/data/sql directory, then inserts them into the database. Enter the right information in <project>/config/databases.yml, and make sure you have created the database before running this script.

The last part of the script will warn you that it will remove all data in this database. This shouldn't be a problem, since you (probably) have no data yet. If you do have data, you'll have to apply the changes manually. After running the command (and answering 'No' to removing your data) you can find the generated queries in <project>/data/sql/lib.model.schema.sql.

Generates the required Propel Base-classes, which are extended by the different model- filters- and form-classes in the <project>/lib directory.

Loads some base data (from the <project>/data/fixtures directory) into the database. Make sure you have created both the database tables and database classes at this point.

Installation problems


If you are getting Access denied for user or Unknown database errors even after updating your <project>/config/database.yml, see if <project>/symfony cache:clear helps.


If you are getting redirect loops (errors in your error log like Request exceeded the limit of internal redirects), make sure you have your DocumentRoot set up right, or uncomment the RewriteBase line in <project>/web/.htaccess.

XSLT errors

If you are getting errors like Could not perform XLST transformation. Make sure PHP has been compiled/configured to support XSLT. (when generating database classes or creating database tables) make sure you have a version of PHP with XSL support. In Debian or Ubuntu you'll have to install the php5-xsl package.

Command not found

If you are getting php: command not found or similar errors, make sure you have a version of PHP with a command line interpreter. In Debian or Ubuntu you'll find this in a separate package php5-cli.

Vagrant Installation

Vagrant can be used to run the MooTools Forge. Once Vagrant is installed and this repository is cloned vagrant up can be executed. This starts the Vagrant virtual machine. The provisioning takes care of the entire installation and setup. To view the open the site go to in the browser.