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How To Use This Web Tool? (4 posts)

  1. kyle81192
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/piedb/

    I am attempting to use this web tool with my word press.

    I am relatively new to this.

    I am unsure how to upload it as a plugin to word press.I have tried uploading as is and also re-zipping the decompressed folder.

    How should I use this web tool?

    Thank you

  2. bcworkz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This appears to be a stand alone app and cannot be used as WP plugin. I suggest you unzip all the files to your local computer and edit the config file as instructed in the INSTALL file. Then upload everything to your server, then browse to the location indicated in INSTALL. (very similar to WP install from the sounds of it)

    If you really want this app to appear on a WP page, create a custom page template that loads the app's page in an iframe. Create a page based on this template so you have a title slug to browse to.

  3. kyle81192
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the response.

    I am unsure how to upload it to my hostgator server and tried following the instructions.

    Can you explain this in smaller steps?

    Thanks again

  4. bcworkz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah, I believe hostgator installs WP for you, so you would not have had the upload experience. I'm not familiar with hostgator, so I can only give generic instructions, hopefully that will be enough.

    Log into your account control panel. Look for something like FTP or File Transfer, File Manager or similar. When you follow such a link, you should get some sort of interface from which you can move files from your local computer to your server. The INSTALL file describes everything else. You know as much as I do about the software, but I'll try to answer any specific questions you may have about it.

    An alternate method, which shouldn't be required, but hosts vary on how FTP is handled, is to install an FTP client such as Filezilla on your local computer which handles moving files between local computer and server. Skip the rest of this post if you don't need or want this option.

    This software will require you to enter FTP credentials in order to move files. Sometimes your account access credentials are what's needed, other times you need to add a FTP user through the host control panel to facilitate moving files. You will also need the hostname and possibly port number. The host is often just your domain, as in example.com, but could include www, or even ftp as subdomain.

    There should be a help page from hostgator with the specifics of setting up a FTP client. If no port is specified, leaving the field blank will cause the default to be used. If you do use Filezilla, it offers the ability to store your FTP password. Don't do it if you care about security. It's stored in plain text on your computer, it's safer though troublesome to enter the password each time.

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