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[eluser]Unknown[/eluser]
Hi all,

Can anyone help me in configuring CodeIgniter.

I downloaded CodeIgniter_1.7.0 and tried configuring it. But i was unable to use it. there is no setup.exe file to run.??? I tried to follow the Getting started instructions but failed.... Sad as i couldn't see any interface to work on..

Please let me know what shall i do.

thanks a lot.. Smile

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[eluser]davidbehler[/eluser]
Do you have a webserver running on your laptop? Cause that's what you need in the first place. Try xampp if you don't have a webserver yet and use windows.

CI is not a programm/programming language but a framework (set of libraries/functions) for PHP that makes it easier to develop a website.

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[eluser]JustKen[/eluser]
I'm having the same problem. I have Apache installed on my laptop, I read the installation instructions, I copied the CI installation files to a subfolder of Apache's htdocs folder, and I edited config.php and database.php. The installation instructions hint (only hint) that the way to launch CI is to open index.php from the root (the subfolder where I copied the installation files). Doing this only presents a Welcome screen in my browser, and a link to the Getting Started page which I've already been to.

Either I have problems with my configuration, or I'm not launching CI correctly.

My Base URL is "http://localhost/CodeIgniter_1.7.0/"

Thanks,

JustKen

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[eluser]davidbehler[/eluser]
JustKen, actually I think you did everything just right Smile

I don't know what you expect to happen, but the welcome page (coming from controller/welcome.php) is just an example for what your pages can look like.

Try looking here: http://ellislab.com/codeigniter/user-gui...arted.html

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[eluser]JustKen[/eluser]
Ah, so the guy in the CI tutorials was using ANOTHER piece of software to edit the Blog demo? Thanks waldmeister.

JustKen

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[eluser]Pascal Kriete[/eluser]
Derek was using Textmate - a text editor for OS X. Any ol' texteditor will do though.

Welcome to CodeIgniter.

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[eluser]JustKen[/eluser]
In that case, Derek's tutorials were as much of a pitch for TextMate as they were for CodeIgniter. It was the left Project window and the code completion features in the edit window that really wowed me in the first place. Not that CI isn't very cool in its own right. They both make me wish I was in a position to be writing code a lot more. Anyway, I found e, which purports to be TextMate for Windows. OMG.

http://e-texteditor.com/

So, am I right that the basic paradigm or methodology of using CI is to copy all of the CI distribution files to a dev server or localhost directory, edit them there, and then eventually upload the whole kit and caboodle to your production web server? Maybe this should be in the documentation?

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick. Maybe I should be working for the "X for Dummies" folk.

JustKen

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[eluser]Colin Williams[/eluser]
You're on the right track. Also, understand what CI is. It is a foundation on which you can build a custom PHP application. There is no Graphical User Interface to CodeIgniter (yet!). It doesn't surprise me that people get the wrong impression though.

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[eluser]Craig A Rodway[/eluser]
In my opinion, I think people should generally have a good idea of what the web is, how it works, how PHP works and how to use them together; before diving in to using a framework.
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