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Installing the txt2wrk platform Requirements ============ * Python (2.5.2 or later) [tested on 2.5.2 and 2.7.1] * Django (1.2 or later) [tested on 1.2 and 1.3] * A Twilio account (see below) * An email account through which you can send emails via SMTP * Web server that supports running Django/Python * A database that can be connected to from Django [tested with sqlite3 and MySQL 5.5] Setup ===== Twilio ------ Because txt2wrk sends text messages to potential job seekers and also needs to be able to handle inbound telephone calls, you will need to use Twilio to handle these requests. There may be a push in the future to support a plug-in architecture to handle other SMS/phone services, but it isn't high on the list of things to do. If you don't yet have a Twilio account, go to http://www.twilio.com to set up an account. Once your account is created, you'll need to find and make note of your Account SID and Auth Token. These values can be found on your Twilio dashboard. Email ----- You will also need an SMTP-enable email account through which the txt2wrk platform will send emails to prospective employers and case managers when a job seeker has applied to a job. Find and make note of the authentication credentials you need to send emails via that server. Database -------- Discussions about setting up Django to talk to your database won't be handled here. If you are having troubles setting up your database connection, verify that it isn't a problem with your general setup and not specifically with the txt2wrk platform Download the application ------------------------ The txt2wrk project can be found at https://github.com/rogerly/txt2wrk. Pull down the latest version of the code by either cloning the project or doing a direct download of the source from github. If you download the file from github, make sure that it is expanded into a folder called txt2wrk. Django ------ Verify that you have django running properly on your server Setup txt2wrk settings ---------------------- Create a file called local_settings.py in the location where you downloaded the txt2wrk application. This file will serve as an override for values in your settings.py that came shipped with the application. It is strongly suggested that you make your modifications in the local_settings.py and leave settings.py untouched. If you look in settings.py you'll see a few lines that look like this: # Twilio AccountSid and AuthToken ACCOUNT_SID = 'PUT_YOUR_TWILIO_ACCOUNT_SID_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' ACCOUNT_TOKEN = 'PUT_YOUR_TWILIO_AUTH_TOKEN_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' # Outgoing Caller ID previously validated with Twilio CALLER_ID = 'PUT_YOUR_TXT_CALLBACK_NUMBER_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS'; APPLICANT_HOST = 'PUT_YOUR_JOB_SEEKER_DOMAIN_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' EMPLOYER_HOST = 'PUT_YOUR_EMPLOYER_DOMAIN_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' # email settings. EMAIL_USE_TLS = True EMAIL_HOST = 'PUT_YOUR_EMAIL_HOST_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'PUT_YOUR_EMAIL_USERNAME_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD ='PUT_YOUR_EMAIL_PASSWORD_HERE_OR_IN_LOCAL_SETTINGS' EMAIL_PORT = 587 DEMO_ENABLED = False Copy these lines into your local_settings.py and modify the values you match your specific set up. ACCOUNT_SID and ACCOUNT_TOKEN are the values you grabbed from Twilio when you set up your account CALLER_ID is your specific phone number you got from Twilio. You will need to have your own custom and verified phone number from Twilio. The value should be all numbers, no spaces, hyphens or other characters. Example: '1234567890' APPLICANT_HOST and EMPLOYER_HOST are the custom domains (with protocol [http[s]://]) you will use to run the service. Note that job seekers will connect to one domain and employers will connect to another one. Using the same domain for both services hasn't been tested and is probably not supported. The main URL for your running service should be used for APPLICANT_HOST (http://www.mysite.com) while the EMPLOYER_HOST can be a completely different domain (or subdomain) (https://employers.mysite.com) EMAIL parameters are your credentials that you will need to send emails via the application. DEMO_ENABLED is a setting that allows you to run txt2wrk in demo mode. This is useful when you want to showcase what the platform can do and explain to people how it works. While in DEMO mode, job seeker and employer accounts are connected to each other, and jobs posted in an employer account will only go to a connected job seeker account. You can via a DEMO site at http://www.txt2wrk.net Setting up txt2wrk databases ---------------------------- Edit your DATABASES configuration settings by copying the default settings from your settings.py to local_settings.py (recommended) or by editing your settings.py directly. Match those settings to your database instance. Note that both the job seeker and employer sites share the same database instance. Open a command prompt/terminal shell to the location where you downloaded the application 1. ./manage.py syncdb This should set up your initial database and create any superusers you may need 2. ./manange.py migrate registration Setting up registration database tables 3. ./manange.py migrate applicant Setting up applicant (job seeker) database tables 4. ./manange.py migrate employer Setting up employer database tables 5. ./manange.py migrate Setting up remaining tables and loading default data That's it. You should be able to run a "./manage runserver" and it should run a local instance of your application.