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Installing the Elgg Social Networking CMS

Jan 28, 2010, 03:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Open Source CMSes are the latest rage it seems, and we've tried out dozens. One that stands out above the rest for small businesses and personal networks is the Elgg open source "social engine," which can be used to create social applications. In this article we'll take you through the installation of Elgg, and show you how to get started with this social networking CMS.

"Of course, the first thing you will need to do is to download the Elgg installation files, which can be downloaded from their Download page. You can download the Elgg core, which just contains the basic files, or you can download the full package, which is highly recommended. The Download page also has links to installation documentation, upgrade information as well as information about system requirements.

"Another task you will need to do is to ensure that you are running PHP5 on your server. If you aren't sure, you can add a line to your .htaccess file like this, right at the top of the .htaccess file (Elgg includes its own .htaccess file, so you can add it to the top of that file before you upload the files to your web host):"

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