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Setup Wizard: Step 10 of 10

On that step it asks for ftp info which seems a little redundant to me as it asks for ftp while installing. I was wondering if it would not be a good idea to add the options in step 10 to the installer.

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You've installed ocPortal how many times before and you're asking this question now? :P (just out of curiosity)

Anyhow, as stated in the description, ocPortal needs to know FTP information so it can connect to the FTP server to manage certain aspects of your website when it needs to.

For example, creating/deleting zones: If you're creating a zone, a folder needs to be created in your root directory, as well as files (in this case, they would be your pages and modules) in subdirectories within the zone folder. Same thing when deleting a zone, ocPortal needs to be able to delete the zone folder as well as files (Comcode pages) in the folder.

If ocPortal didn't have access to the FTP server, there would be no way to add zones automatically by the system (which means you'd have to add zones manually).

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Well, that explains why it asks for FTP information when creating/deleting a zone, but honestly, I'm not quite sure why it asks you while installing. Maybe it needs to create files/folders (containing configuration settings) on the server?

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The quick installer is self-extracting.


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 Umm I am not asking why it asks you as I am away of that. I was making a suggestion to make set up faster.

It is the fact I have installed it so many times that I am making this suggestion.
I mean it would be much faster if step 10 of the setup wizard was included in the installer as the installer does ask you for the ftp info. This way you will not have to put it in twice.

This is my suggestion.

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I would like to ask what made you think this was a question?

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I was answering Joe's implied question.


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Chris Graham said

I was answering Joe's implied question.

yes I know I was asking joe. Actually it was what you said that trigged me to download the manual and see if it asked for ftp but I could not get it to install but I will try here in a little bit again.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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ok I installed the manual and it does not ask for ftp so for my suggestion to be fair and work for both version it could I guess ask for it and say what its for like on step 10.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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