Install Siteframe

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  • 1 Introducing Siteframe
  • 2 Installing Siteframe - Fantastico De Luxe
  • 3 Installing Siteframe - Manually
  • 4 Managing/Using Siteframe
    • 4.1 Administrative Backend
    • 4.2 Configuration
    • 4.3 Contact
    • 4.4 Maintenance
    • 4.5 Reports
    • 4.6 Templates
  • 5 Backup Siteframe Database

 Introducing Siteframe

A Content Management System designed to be easy to use and straight forward. Used to establish community websites in a short period of time and contains various templates. Siteframe is written in PHP and uses MySQL as a database.


 Installing Siteframe - Fantastico De Luxe

  • Step 1: Login to your Admin cPanel
  • Step 2: Locate and click on the Fantastico De Luxe Icon
  • Step 3: Under the “Content Management” section, find and click on “Siteframe”
  • 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 “Siteframe” installed on your website’s main page ( leave it blank else, insert the directory of your choice ( Fill out all the required information accordingly and click “Install Siteframe”.
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 Siteframe.


 Installing Siteframe - Manually

  • Step 1: Download the latest stable version of “Siteframe” from the official website.
  • Step 2: Uncompress the downloaded file to a specified directory on your desktop.
  • Step 3: Create a file named setup.ini under the main Siteframe directory and copy the content of the file siteframe.ini-dist to that file. Edit the content (database info, site name, site owner, etc.) according to your needs.
  • Step 4: Upload the extracted files (keeping the directories structure intact) to your web hosting account via FTP to a specified directory of your choice (e.g. /siteframe).
  • Step 5: Using your browser, go to the location of your newly uploaded files:
  • Step 6: Once you access the above address, the installation wizard will be launched. Follow the step by step instructions.
  • Step 7: Once the setup steps have been completed, the “setup.php” file can be removed.


 Managing/Using Siteframe

Administrative Backend

To manage “Siteframe”, you will have to login using the administrator’s username and password already created upon the installation phase. After a successful login, click on the “Administration” link under the left menu to access the administrator’s panel.


The configuration section contains the main functions to control your website. You can create a new administrator, maintain the categories created change the website name, email address, URL, etc. In addition to that, you can maintain the file types that are uploaded to the site and access the extended properties section to tune up advanced settings.


The contact section has everything related to your clients. You can send them emails, send online notes, unsubscribe any member, etc. In addition to that, you can register your website on and even send them feedback on the script in order to better improve it.


The famous section in all CMS where you access it to maintain all the activity and functionality of your site. In Siteframe, you can clear the activity log, and the session log. You can also switch your site to Maintenance mode for your clients to know that your site is under maintenance and that they can’t access it at the moment. This section may also be used to upload a file to your site.


Reports are extremely important to every site administrator and with Siteframe, you have that option. You are able to see the activity log, the recent visitors logs, the referrers to your site and the visits per day chart and report.


To make your site look unique, you will have to change its default theme and that what the templates section in Siteframe enables you to do. Using the template functions, you can import already created templates or you can use your html skills to design your own website.


 Backup Siteframe Database

  • Step 1: Login to your hosting account cPanel, locate and click on the “PhpMyAdmin” icon.
  • Step 2: From within PhpMyAdmin, choose the Siteframe Database.
  • Step 3: On the top menu of the database table list, click on “Export”
  • Step 4: In the export options, make sure you:
    • “Select All” Tables
    • Check “Structures” property.
    • Check “Data” property.
    • Check “Save as” option
  • Step 5: Once you double check that all the options in step 4 are set, click Go and save to the file to your desktop.


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