Before proceeding, make sure you have PHP 5+ and MySQL 4.1+ installed on your server. Also, Apache modulemod_rewrite has to be enabled and overriding default settings with .htaccess needs to be allowed.
If you are 100% sure that your server meets the requirements then you can skip the following lines and go directly to the first step, else please read on.
Upload it to your server and access it like this http://www.yoursitesnamecomeshere.com/phpinfo.php (Note: the path could differ in your case, specially if you've uploaded it into a subfolder)
The PHP version should appear in the page's header. Make sure that it's at least version 5.
Also, to see that you have mod_rewrite active, search in the page for the string mod_rewrite. If you don't find it, contact your hosting and ask them to activate this module.
If the requirements are met, follow these steps:
Download the latest version from http://www.jobberbase.com/download (if you haven't already done this) and unzip it.
Before setting up the database, there are some things that you should be aware of: some hosting companies don't allow you to have more than one database (usually in case of low-end (very cheap or free) hosting plans). If that's your situation, follow the next step (Single database hosting), otherwise jump to step "Multiple database hosting".
If you know that this is your case, then please follow these steps:
Create a new database and import db/jobberbase.sql into it (usually done from within phpmyadmin).
Note: PHPMyAdmin instructions: Create a new database (example: jobberbase) in the database window and no need to change any of the default settings. Click Go and the database is live. Now click import from the list of menu items in the top section and select the jobberbase.sql file from your local machine. After refesh you should see the list of example content tables on the left side panel. If any of these things did not work for you then you need read the manual that comes with PHPMyAdmin and try again).
In order to install jobberBase, you need FTP or SSH access, to upload all the files. jobberBase is software that you host on your server.
Upload the contents of the public folder to your server. Some users make the mistake that they upload the public folder, but instead you should only upload the files and folders contained in the public folder.
Make sure that the following folders have write permission:
Note: if you are testing it locally using wampserver or MAMP then do this: In windows machine go to folder options and un-check the 'read only' option to enable write access. In Mac OSX running MAMP local server first make sure you have administrator access then check to make sure you have full access for the files by clicking 'get info' in right click or command click pop up menu for each folder.
Translations are located under the theme folder, i.e. /_templates/<YourTheme>/_translations.
Translations for text elements in the site (except pages, job category names and others such as these) are located in an .ini file, in the translations folder, the default being translations_en.ini.
Email translations are stored in an xml file, under _translations/_emails, the default being emails_en.xml.
A single jobberBase instance/codebase can run under multiple hosting environments. The config system allows you to define environments (such as the one on your local/development machine, a staging environment and the live/production server).
These environments have to be manually defined in _config/config.envs.php, as PHP arrays. The default environment (suited for local hosting) looks like this:
Each environment is defined as part of the
Note: Only change
Note: some users are having trouble setting the
If you've went through all previous steps, you should be done.
Open up a browser and type in your site's URL (e.g. http://www.yoursitesnamecomeshere.com/).
Assuming that your Jobberbase installation is located at http://www.yoursitesnamecomeshere.com/, you can access the administration panel by visiting http://www.yoursitesnamecomeshere.com/admin/.
This section is password protected, the username being admin and the default password admin.
After the first login, be sure to change your password!
In the administration panel you can:
Your site still doesn't work? Read more about the typical errors.