- 1 Introducing Geeklog 1.5
- 2 Installing Geeklog 1.5 – Fantastico De Luxe
- 3 Installing Geeklog – Manually
- 4 Administrative Backend
- 5 Backup Geeklog 1.5
Introducing Geeklog 1.5
Geeklog is a portal system that enables you to create your website and provides you with powerful yet easy to use tools in order to manage your website efficiently and professionally.
Installing Geeklog 1.5 – Fantastico De Luxe
- Step 1: Login to your Admin cPanel http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel
- Step 2: Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
- Step 3: Under the “Content Management” section, find and click on “Geeklog”
- Step 4: In the right panel, select “New Installation”
- Step 5: on page 1 of the installation process, you will be prompted for the installation directory. To have Geeklog installed on your website’s main page (http://www.yourdomain.com) leave it blank else, insert the directory of your choice (http://www.yourdomain.com/geeklog). Fill out all the required information accordingly and click “Install Geeklog”.
- Step 6: A summary of the installation details will be posted. Once read, click “Finish Installation”. You will also see the link to your freshly installed Geeklog.
Installing Geeklog – Manually
Manual installation of Geeklog is not much of a complicated set of procedures. Nevertheless, some attention is required for the process to roll on smoothly.
- Step 1: Go to the download section of the Geeklog website, and get the latest version.
- Step 2: Uncompress the downloaded file to a specified directory on your desktop.
- Step 3: Via FTP, upload to your web server the content of the folder “geeklog-1.5.0/public_html/” into /public_html/geeklog. As for the other content of the extracted folder, upload them into either the parent directory of your root web directory or any other folder under “/public_html”. The installation wizard will attempt to locate them automatically.
- Step 4: Login to your Admin cPanel, locate & click on “MySQL Databases”.
- Step 5: Create a MySQL database and save its name along with the username and password for future use.
- Step 6: Using your browser, go to the location of your newly uploaded files (step4): http://www.yourdomain.com/geeklog
- Step 7: The installation wizard page will be displayed. You will have to choose between a “New Installation” or to “Upgrade”. For this tutorial we will choose the “New Installation” option.
Step 8: Next will display the configuration page. You will be asked for the database credentials along with other optional configuration. Fill them up accordingly, and click “Install”.
Step 9: Once you click “Install” and if all the settings are set correctly, Geeklog will be installed.
That should be it for the manual installation of Geeklog. Enjoy!
Note: Once you are inside the administrative backend of Geeklog, there is a “security check” link at the top left, click it to perform a full security check of Geeklog for you.
The administrative backend is the place, you as administrator, can control all the aspects of your site. Geeklog’s administrative backend is very easy to use and thus enables you to manage your site with no troubles at all.
The power of every CMS lies in its expandability. Geeklog has that option using plugins. With Geeklog, there are various plugins from which you can choose from and install on your website to benefit from. To view available plugins, you need to access the administrative backend and click on the “plugins” button.
To install a plugin, you will have to download it from the official website of Geeklog. Your second step would be to extract the downloaded file. With each plugin comes a readme file that you should read in order to properly install your plugin, as each plugin in Geeklog has a special way of installing it.
Geeklog’s way of handling spam is through a plugin called Spam X. Spam X combined with Geeklog will check the following:
- Story submissions
- Trackbacks and Pingbacks
- Event submissions
- Link submissions
- The text sent with the "Email story to a friend" option
- A user's profile
With Spam X you can also:
- Edit Personal Blacklist
- Edit HTTP Header Blacklist
- Edit IP Blacklist
- Edit IP of URL Blacklist
- View Spam-X Log
- Mass Delete Spam Comments
- Mass Delete Trackback Spam
- Edit SLV Whitelist
- Spam-X Plugin Documentation
Backup Geeklog 1.5
Backing up Geeklog is an important step to protect yourself from any loss of data in case any problems occur. To do that, you need to backup 2 things: the database and the main files.
- Step 1: Login to the administrative backend of Geeklog, and click on the “DB Backups” icon.
- Step 2: Click on “Create New”.
- Step 3: That will create a backup for the Geeklog database. To save this backup file to your desktop, you will have to download it via FTP.
Note: you may also backup your Geeklog database using PhpMyAdmin.
Core files backup:
To backup the Geeklog files, all you have to do is to login via FTP and download the folder “/Geeklog” under the “/public_html” directory, and save it to your desktop.
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