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How do I install YaBB on my web site?

YaBB is a fast and efficient forum/BB system written in Perl. It is feature rich and does not have the security issues inherent to PHP based scripts. To learn more about YaBB, visit http://yabbforum.com/.

Installation

NOTE: Before you attempt to install the YaBB, make sure you read the License Terms shown on the page.

Steps
  1. Set the following information:
    • Admin User - Enter the username you want to use for the administrator's username.
    • Email - Enter the email address you want to use for the administrator's contact information.
    • Installation URL - Select the domain you want to install the E107 on from the drop down menu. By default, the directory it will be installed in is pre-populated. You can change the directory to meet your specific needs.

NOTE: You may install it directly in your public_html directory by leaving the installation URL blank. Please note any files that already exist that are in the installation will be overwritten!!! All files installed are removed upon uninstallation so take care you don't lose anything on uninstalls for installs that are installed directly in a DocumentRoot

  • Password for admin - Enter the password you want to use for the administrator.
  • Webmaster email - Enter the email address of the webmaster maintaining your YaBB installation. Leave blank if the email address you want to use is the same as the "Email" address you enter above.
  1. Click on the Install button.
  2. You should see the following statement:
    • "Done! You can access your new addon at URL_LOCATION"

NOTE: After you have successfully installed your script, the system will tell you how many you have installed on the main page of your cPaddons scripts listing page.

Managing

After you have installed YaBB on your account, it will show the version number you have installed.

Steps
  1. Located to the right of the listed installation URL is a "Rearrange" link. If you click on the Rearrange link, it will allow you to move or copy the installation to another domain and directory of your choice.
  2. To move or copy the installation, select the domain you want to install YaBB on from the drop down menu. By default, the directory it will be installed in is pre-populated. You can change the directory to meet your specific needs.
  3. Click on either the Move or Copy radio button.
  4. Next, click on the Perform Move/Copy button.

Uninstall

If you have installed YaBB on your account, you can uninstall the software at anytime.

Steps
  1. Select the install you want to remove from the drop down menu.
  2. Click on the Uninstall button.


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