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#1 2023-03-20 16:42:47

jewalker
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Help with getting started

Hi,
I am an experienced WordPress web designer and have been asked to take over looking after a Textpattern CMS website. I have downloaded the software – I would appreciate a link to instructions for installing on MAMP, or a getting started tutorial. I am wondering if I will need to create a new database or can use the existing one. Many thanks.
Jane

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#2 2023-03-20 18:02:37

colak
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Re: Help with getting started

jewalker wrote #335145:

Hi,
I am an experienced WordPress web designer and have been asked to take over looking after a Textpattern CMS website. I have downloaded the software – I would appreciate a link to instructions for installing on MAMP, or a getting started tutorial. I am wondering if I will need to create a new database or can use the existing one. Many thanks.
Jane

Hi Jane, and welcome to txp.

You can use an existing db and installing is very simple (youtu.be/3yT54Fpq0YE, youtu.be/UQYy_eqKlLA). Just follow the screens.

Regarding getting started, here are some links:

textpattern.com/start/
docs.textpattern.com/faqs/textpattern-basic-tutorial

We are here should you need any further help.


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#3 2023-03-20 18:24:13

jewalker
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Re: Help with getting started

Thanks, that’s helpful

Jane

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#4 2023-03-25 12:06:34

jewalker
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Re: Help with getting started

Hi,
I have managed to install the latest version of text pattern on MAMP and imported the database and logged in, but I am getting a few errors:

User_Error “Field ‘prefs_id’ doesn’t have a default value”
in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/textpattern/leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_db.php at line 453.
leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_admin.php:772 adminErrorHandler()
updateErrorHandler()
leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_db.php:453 trigger_error()
leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_db.php:527 safe_query()
leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_misc.php:4194 safe_insert()
leshelme-txp/lib/txplib_misc.php:4001 create_pref()
leshelme-txp/update/_to_4.6.0.php:250 set_pref()
leshelme-txp/update/_update.php:101 include()
leshelme-txp/index.php:177 include()

User_Error “Unknown column ‘skin’ in ‘field list’”.

This is a link to the live website which I can’t yet edit:
https://leshelme.com/

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,
Jane

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#5 2023-03-25 14:37:28

etc
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Re: Help with getting started

Hi,

try to alter txp_prefs table, setting the default value of id_prefs column to 1, and then log in again. No guaranty it works, but should not hurt.

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#6 2023-03-25 15:33:48

jewalker
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Re: Help with getting started

Thanks for the suggestion. I checked the txp_prefs table in the database and all the rows have 1 in the id_prefs column. Any other ideas are very welcome. Thanks

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#7 2023-03-25 15:46:07

etc
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Re: Help with getting started

By ‘setting the default value of id_prefs column’ I mean alter the table structure, not its records.

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#8 2023-03-25 16:50:35

jewalker
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Re: Help with getting started

Thanks, I changed it in the structure and now that error has gone. I still have 2 errors/warnings:

User_Error “Unknown column ‘skin’ in ‘field list’”

Warning: cannot write to file directory http://localhost:8888/textpattern/files.

This is my login page: http://localhost:8888/textpattern/leshelme-txp/

Thanks in advance for any further help anyone can give.

Jane

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