to install HOTGLUE at your own website do the following:
- make sure you have FTP/SFTP access to your webserver. you need to know your login and password for that webserver, its address (most often the address of your website) and the URL. make sure PHP5 is available for you.
- install a FTP/SFTP client, a free one is Filezilla
- download HOTGLUE archive on our GitHub page
- unzip the archive. there will be a directory called 'hotglue' which contains all necessary files.
- copy the 'hotglue' directory (or the git tree) to your webserver (you can also place HOTGLUE directly into 'document root').
- make sure the webserver can write to the ./content directory and all contained files, i.e. recursively change permissions of ./content directory in the HOTGLUE installation to 777 (right-click on ./content directory that you just uploaded to your server, look for 'permissions' menu, set 'read-write' for everyone).
- it is recommended that you create a ./user-config.inc.php file where you can overwrite the settings defined in ./config.inc.php. the former file won't get overwritten by future updates.
- make sure that you change @define('AUTH_PASSWORD', 'changeme'); to a non-default value (in either ./user-config.inc.php or ./config.inc.php).
- (optional) if your hosting environment allows you to use mod_rewrite and you want to use short URLs for your pages (without question marks - '?') you can rename the htaccess-dist file to .htaccess (with a leading dot, e.g. by running mv htaccess-dist .htaccess).
- if php is not installed as a module to apache (mod_php), but rather installed as (Fast-)CGI binary, installing the .htaccess file is mandatory (see known issues section in README file).
SUPER SHORT 'HOW-TO HOTGLUE':
single click on the canvas - to create a block or upload file.
double click - change properties of the page, delete or create a new one click on the object - change object's properties.
If you are using the optional .htaccess file you can also start editing by just adding /edit (e.g. http://myserver.com/hotglue/edit).
When in doubt refer to INSTALL file available in every distribution!