"I think Nucleus is really great and I want to use it for my site/blogging community. How do I install it?"
Just follow this walkthrough and you'll have Nucleus up and running in no time! All you'll need is
If you are looking to install Nucleus on your local hard drive, it is recommended you follow the FAQ article "Can I run Nucleus offline from my local computer/hard drive without being online?" prior to this FAQ article.
For those who would like to see a little more action, here's karma's very own interactive Nucleus installation walkthrough:
.zip file to your computer.
.zip. All the Nucleus files have been zipped inside a folder called
nucleus 3.2. Open the folder and you should have something like this:
/public_html/folder on your server (circled in red) and your
\nucleus 3.2\folder on your hard drive (circled in green). Here you can choose whether you want to install Nucleus in your top directory (
http://yoursite.com/) or a subdirectory (
http://yoursite.com/subdirectory/). Since I'm already running a Nucleus installation in my top directory, I'm going to install Nucleus in a subdirectory called
Upload all the files in the
\nucleus 3.2\ folder to the directory you want to install Nucleus in. In my case, I've uploaded all my files to
/public_html/testing/ (area in blue square).
Go into the MySQL databases admin area (circled in red).
You should get some sort of confirmation to let you know you've done it right.
lenglui_ncls1. Make sure you give your user all privileges.
Again, you should be taken to a confirmation screen:
Your MySQL admin screen should now look like this:
yoursite.comis the URL to your site. But if you've installed in a subdirectory like me, you'll need to go to
subdirectoryis the name of the subdirectory you uploaded your Nucleus files to. Since I installed Nucleus in the
/testing/subdirectory, I need to go to
You should arrive a page that looks something like this:
localhost. Mine looks like this:
Hit submit and go on to the final part.
config.phpfile in your
\nucleus 3.2\folder on your computer.
config.phpfile to your server, overwriting the old file. Just a few more things to tidy up:
install.sql from your server (circled in red). Choose "Yes to all" (circled in blue).
Congratulations! You've just successfully installed Nucleus!
By default, Nucleus comes with one blog item already written. You can edit this item to really complete setting up your new Nucleus site.
http://yoursite.com/subdirectory/nucleus/if you installed in a subdirectory).
Congratulations! You have just edited your first Nucleus item!
Now that you've installed Nucleus, you probably want to customize it to your own needs. Remember to check out the helpful articles in our "Getting started" section of this FAQ website and see our "Troubleshooting" section if something goes wrong!
To get you started, here are some links to the building blocks.
If you have a question that has not been answered, come and ask us at our very friendly Nucleus Support Forum!
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