OtakuCMS

Getting Started Guide

After downloading the installer file (index.php) you will need to upload it to the root folder of your web host. This folder should ideally be empty of any other files. On a Linux server, the website root is usually under the /var/www/ folder.

Uploading with FTP

FTP is convenient from the Desktop using software such as FileZilla.

  1. Using the software: connect to your web hosting
  2. On the Remote site, open the Web Root of your website
  3. On the Local site, open the downloads folder
  4. Select index.php and drag it to the web root to upload the file

Uploading from cPanel

  1. Login to cPanel
  2. Under Files, click File Manager
  3. Select Web Root
  4. Open your downloads folder
  5. Select index.php
  6. Click Upload on the top toolbar

Run the installer

Browse your website URL and you should see the Installation Wizard. Accept the default settings and click on the Save button. Or, customize the settings and click Save. Make a note of the Dashboard folder name so that you know the access URL for the Dashboard. For example, if it is dashboard, the URL is yoursite.com/dashboard/.

After saving, the website will be installed with a status report. If all the messages are green, click on the View Website button. Now you will see the default home page. Now enter the dashboard name in the address bar or click on the Dashboard link to go to your Dashboard.

User Registration

The first time that you visit the Dashboard you will see the Registration form. Here you will enter your email and make up a password. Also, you may enter an optional User Name.

Login

After registering, you should see the Login form. So just enter your email and password.  Then you should have access to the Dashboard.

Dashboard

The Dashboard screen displays the status of the software and may suggest that you upgrade to the latest version. Upgrading is done by simply pressing the Upgrade button when it is displayed.

If you forget your login details you can have a reset link sent by email or erase the current user profile by deleting the .admin data file.

Pages

The Pages screen is for managing pages and posts. As well as general content, pages are needed for Categories and Archives if you wish to display these pages.

Please read the User Guide for more on how to do Admin tasks.