la.plume CMS Installation
la.plume Micro CMS is for use with web hosting packages running APACHE web server on Linux or FreeBSD and works best when .htaccess is supported and the mod_rewrite module is enabled. The CMS also requires PHP 5.2.0+. PHP is by far the most widely used scripting language for websites. More info »
Installation should take less than 2 minutes by following the simple instructions below. You will need an FTP client program to access your web server. FileZilla is free but there are many others. Can also be installed via cPanel.
- Download and unzip
- Upload to server
- Run install then setup
Installation (version 10.4) in more detail
10.4 is the most recent version (February 2015). Installation for versions older than 10.2 is slightly different and described here »
Download and unzip laplume.zip onto your hard drive.
Note. If you simply upload the laplume folder and everything inside it, your website will include /laplume/ in the site address. Normally you upload everything inside the folder to where you want it to run, not the folder itself.
Upload (FTP) everything inside* the download folder laplume to where you want the system to run. For example:
www.yoursite.com/subfolder/ ('subfolder' can be anything you want) or
Exclude contact.php if you don't want a contact page.
(3) Installation and Setup
Depending on where you installed the system, go to:
You will need to setup passwords for (i) site 'admin' and also (ii) any password-protected pages you might create on your website. The same password will do for both but different ones are much better. Process passwords here or follow the instructions on the installation page. Don't forget the salt.
The 'White' theme was added in Version 10.4, alongside the default theme. The themes are switchable in admin / Pages, or you can edit whichever is 'current' to create a theme of your own.
See also the stylesheets »
*If you uploaded the whole of the download folder laplume - including the actual folder - into (say) the root folder, your installation will be located at:
www.yoursite.com/laplume/admin/ (site admin)
www.yoursite.com/laplume/ (the site)
The 'admin' folder:
From Version 7.3 there is an option to rename the admin folder for improved security. For example:
*If you renamed the 'admin' folder to something else, go to:
(depending on where you installed the system)
Then submit setup.
Your server will normally require the following permissions:
Folders (directories) [ CHMOD 755 ]
Filesfiles [ CHMOD 644 ]
(0)755 is usually the directory default for web hosting services, and (0)644 for files - writable by you as owner. Directory and file permissions can be set in the File Manager of the website control panel (cPanel, Plesk etc).
The system is tested as fully functional. If you believe you have installed la.plume micro CMS correctly and something can be improved, don't walk away - please let me know via the contact page. Thank you. Patrick Taylor.
The folders and files
The folders and files listed here are in the download folder laplume.
/admin/text/inc_theme.txt (from Version 10.4)
/comments/ (empty folder)
/css/ie-default.css (from Version 10.4)
/css/ie-white.css (from Version 10.4)
/css/white.css (from Version 10.4)
/img/menu-icon.jpg (from Version 10.4)
/pages/ (empty folder)
Installation and setup generates the following additional files:
*I offer installation of la.plume Micro CMS for a modest one-off charge.