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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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Chapter 2. Installing Elgg

It is time to create your first Elgg site. This will be a test site that you will use throughout the book as we explore what Elgg can do. If you have installed web applications such as Elgg before, the installation should only take a few minutes. If you are new to this, it will take a little longer as you work through each step with the assistance of this chapter.

To install Elgg, you need to:

  1. Check that your server meets Elgg's requirements.
  2. Download Elgg and put its code in the server's web directory.
  3. Create a data directory and set its permissions.
  4. Create a database for Elgg.
  5. Run the web-based installer.

The instructions in this chapter work for a typical server. If there are complications while performing the installation, ...

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