If you are using Phprojekt 4.1 and want to install for the first time
the CMS module, these directions are for you:
0) Phprojekt working.
You must have Phprojekt 4.1 installed, configured and working.
1) Get the files.
Get the files from
(There are zip and tar.gz files available).
Note that you require version 0.6.0 or higher. (Version 0.5.1 will work but you cannot
use the database table prefix feature of Phprojekt and will miss several CMS enhancements).
Extract the files in the phprojekt directory. That will create a "cm" directory with several
files inside. This will NOT overwrite any of your original phprojekt files.
3) Change ownership.
Change the ownership of those files to the user used by your web server (usually "nobody" in Unix/Linux).
To change the ownership in Linux/Unix, you execute in a shell terminal in the server the command chown:
chown -h -R nobody:nobody cm/
In Windows environments, using the Windows Explorer, check the Security tab of the Properties dialog of the directory, and
set the permissions so that the user IUSR_servername has permissions to read and write
on the CM directory.
4) Run setup.
Point your browser to the phprojekt directory, login and then change the URL to whateverphprojekturl/cm/setup.php.
Go through the options in order. First create the config file,
change what you want, if unsure, leave the defaults. (Check the Configuration page for details).
Then press the "Create config file" button.
NOTE: you must login in phprojekt as the user you will set as superuser (who can change the config data),
if not, you will be locked out after creating the config file. For example, if you want "root" user to be the
superuser (for the CMS module), login in phprojekt as root and then change the URL to cm/setup.php, there you set the
superuser to "root1" (this is the default short name of root in recent phprojekt versions, if unsure, check
the database, table "users", field/column "kurz"). In case you end up locked out, just edit the created
5) Create database tables.
Choose the option "Create database tables" in the setup page. This will create the database tables.
There are 6 tables in the 0.5.0, 0.5.1 and 0.6.0 versions
one for content, one for hits, one for user comments, one for user ratings, one for the
permission/restriction matrix and one for the log.
6) Create content directory.
Choose the option "Create main directory". This will create the root content directory. If you
have defined a directory that is not inside the CM directory, the creation may fail if the web
server don't have enough permissions. Anyway you can create the directory manually.
7) Change the permission/restriction matrix.
Suggested values are the default ones. Review carefully your changes and select the "Save restriction
matrix" button. If you plan to change this matrix, read the FAQ question
"The restriction table seems so complex, give me a hint.".
To test that everything is ok, point your browser to whateverphprojekturl/cm/ (or choose
"Go to the Content Management module homepage") and see if the
page is displayed. Because this is a new setup, only the nav bar will be displayed.
If you get an empty page, read the FAQ question
"All I get is a blank/empty page".
NOTE for version 0.5.1 and before: By default, the display.php script file has several syndicated newsfeeds
defined. Only a couple are uncommented. Because this is the first time they are get, the main
CM page may take several seconds to display (if you are behind a firewall blocking the download, it
may take a lot more). If you like the idea of showing some syndicated news
edit the display.php file as necessary. I suggest you to edit the dlsynd.php script file
and then use cron or Windows Task Manager to load that file once or twice daily (that will
download the syndication RDF files).
Ok, now you will need to edit 2 or 3 phprojekt files. Don't worry, you will only change a couple of lines.
First, the main index.php file (from the phprojekt root, not the cm directory).
At the end of the file, at line 233 or so (just before
the // perform the frame set comment), add the line:
This line will include the code to make the content tab to work.
Second, the lib/show_modules.inc.php file. You will add the following line:
You can add it at line 14. This will make
the content tab to appear just before the Calendar tab and after the Summary tab.
You can change this to appear at other position.
(Just be sure to add it after the line defining $mod_arr).
Third (optional, can be used only if using CMS 0.6.0 or higher),
if you want to have a list of recent
articles in the Summary page of Phprojekt, you need to edit the summary/summary.php file
and add the following around line 370 (as the last PHP line, before the ?> symbols):
10) Test again.
To test, point your browser to the phprojekt URL.
11) You are done.
If you are the superuser, you will find some extra icons in the nav
bar to create pages.