[Xerte] Xerte Online Toolkits: Installation Guide

Julian Tenney Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
Fri Sep 19 15:03:20 BST 2008

OK, we're good to go again. Here's how to install Xerte Online Toolkits
onto a localhost provided by xampp on windows. Please follow the
instructions carefully...

Install XAMPP
- Download xampp from
- Run the installer, choosing to install apache and mysql as services
- Open the xamp control panel and stop apache and mysql
- Goto c:\xampp\apache\conf\httpconf.conf file
- Remove the comment ('#') from the following line: #LoadModule
rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
- Restart apache and mysql in the xampp control panel

Install Xerte Toolkits
- Download and install the Xerte Online Toolkits from
- Create a folder called 'toolkits' in c:\xampp\htdocs\
- Extract all the files from the zip to c:\xampp\htdocs\toolkits\

Setup Xerte Toolkits
- Navigate in your browser to http://localhost/toolkits/setup/
- On the first page click 'next'
- On the second page click 'next'. These first two pages contain
important information for any sys admins setting up toolkits on a n
production server.
- On the third page, enter 'localhost' as the host, 'root' as the
database name, leave the password blank, enter 'toolkits' for the
database name and leave the prefix field blank
- On the next page enter 'root' for the database account and leave the
password blank
- On the next page, enter 'NULL' in each field
- On the next page, click 'next'
- On the following page, enter 'NULL' in each field
- On the following page, enter 'NULL' in each field

You should now be at the 'Install Complete' page.

- Now rename the c:\xampp\htdocs\toolkits\demo.txt file and to demo.php
- Navigate to http://localhost/toolkits/demo.php

And away you go. Many thanks to Pat for fixing up the issues we've found

Have fun, let us know how you get on,


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