How to install FlatPress CMS on OpenSUSE 42.1

To install FlatPress CMS on OpenSUSE 42.1 

In our previous article, we have seen about the installation of FlatPress CMS on CentOS 7 so, in this article we are going to see the installation steps of FlatPress CMS on OpenSUSE 42.1. FlatPress is an open source, multi-lingual extensible blogging engine which does not require a DBMS to work on. It stores all of its content on text files. It also contains features like support of various plugins, widget support, customizable themes. 

    - Apache
    - PHP > 5.3.1 along with dependencies (php5 php5-mysql apache2-mod_php5 php5-ctype php5-dom php5-iconv php5-json php5-sqlite php5-tokenizer php5-xmlreader php5-xmlwriter)


Installation procedure

To start with the installation procedure, enable the PHP service in the system by running the following command.  

www # a2enmod php

Now download the FlatPress package from its official site and run the wget command followed by the download link to get the latest stable version of the downloaded package. 

www:/srv/www/htdocs # wget -c
--2017-09-26 15:07:39--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2017-09-26 15:07:40--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: unspecified [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: ‘v1.0.3.tar.gz’

    [                  <=>                                                                             ] 726,464      127KB/s   in 5.6s   

2017-09-26 15:07:47 (127 KB/s) - ‘v1.0.3.tar.gz’ saved [726464]

Next extract the downloaded package by following the tar command

www:/srv/www/htdocs # tar -xvf v1.0.3.tar.gz 

Rename the FlatPress directory to any name the user requires.     

www:~ #  mv flatpress-1.0.3/  flatpress

Move to Apache document root to the htdocs directory and enter into the said directory by running the cd command. List the files in the directory.  

www:/srv/www/htdocs # mv flatpress-1.0.3/ /srv/www/htdocs/flatpress
www:/srv/www/htdocs # cd /srv/www/htdocs/
www:/srv/www/htdocs # ll
total 736
drwxrwxr-x 10 root root   4096 Jun 12  2015 flatpress
drwxrwxrwx  2 root root   4096 Oct 30  2015 gif
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root     30 Sep 26 14:41 index.html
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root   2356 Sep 30  2015 info2html.css
-rwxrwxrwx  1 root root     20 Sep 26 15:02 testphp.php
-rw-r--r--  1 root root     20 Sep 26 14:45 testphp.phpq!
-rw-r--r--  1 root root 726464 Sep 26 15:07 v1.0.3.tar.gz

Next provide the owner permission and file execution permission for the file by executing the set of following commands. 

www:/srv/www/htdocs/flatpress # chown -R wwwrun:www /srv/www/htdocs/flatpress/
www:/srv/www/htdocs/flatpress # chmod -R 777 /srv/www/htdocs/flatpress/

Now provide the Firewall Settings by running the following command, make the following changes in the file. Save and exit the file

www:/srv/www/htdocs #    vim /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2

Switch over to the browser and enter the URL as The Installation page of FlatPress appears on the screen. 

installation page

Enter the required details to create a new user. Click next. 

create user

The installation is now complete. Click login now option to login to Flatpress.

admin page link

Enter the required admin credentials and click login.

admin credentials

Select the back to index option. 

index page

The dashboard of FlatPress CMS is now shown to the user. 

control panel

The user can upload many files via the uploader in the menu bar header. 


Now create a new blog site by entering the required details to create a blog and save the changes. 

blog page

The user can also maintain blogs, file permissions and index page through the maintain option in the menu bar. 


Thus concludes the installation procedure of FlatPress CMS on OpenSUSE 42.1

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