How to install Textpattern CMS- 4.6.2 on Ubuntu – 17.04

How to install Textpattern  CMS- 4.6.2 on Ubuntu – 17.04

Textpattern is a free open source software for web developers, designers, and bloggers to publish their content with an easy web can easily create, edit and publish contents on your site. Textpattern CMS is also lightweight as it will only consume very little space in memory and disk.  It contains features like conversion of plain text to XHTML code, tag-based template system, built-in site statistics and separation of content from presentation. In this tutorial, the method to install Textpattern CMS 4.6.2 on Ubuntu 17.04. 


Textpattern CMS  requires a webserver to functionally based on LAMP setup on your system and also with following required PHP modules.
apt-get install php-mysql php-curl php-json php-cgi php libapache2-mod-php php-mcrypt php-xmlrpc php-gd php-mbstring php  php-common  php-xmlrpc php-soap  php-xml php-intl  php-cli  php-ldap php-zip php-readline php-imap php-tidy php-recode php-sqlite3 php-xdebug php-gettext php-dev php-pear php-memcache php-memcached php-bz2

Let's start with updating the system repositories 

root@linuxhelp1:~# apt-get update
Hit:1 zesty InRelease
Hit:2 zesty-updates InRelease
Hit:3 zesty-backports InRelease
Hit:4 zesty-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

Create a database for Textpattern cms

root@linuxhelp1:~# mysql -u root -p
Enter password: 
Welcome to the MariaDB monitor.  Commands end with ; or g.
Your MariaDB connection id is 11
Server version: 10.1.25-MariaDB- Ubuntu 17.04

Copyright (c) 2000, 2017, Oracle, MariaDB Corporation Ab and others.

Type 'help;' or 'h' for help. Type 'c' to clear the current input statement.

MariaDB [(none)]> create database textpattern;
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> grant all privileges on textpattern.* to 'textuser'@'localhost' identified by '123';
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.01 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> flush privileges;
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)

MariaDB [(none)]> exit;

Next, we have to download and install text pattern cms in my case I have already downloaded it so let's navigate to the download location

root@linuxhelp1:~# cd /home/user/Downloads/

we have to extract the file to proceed further

root@linuxhelp1:/home/user/Downloads# tar -zxvf textpattern-4.6.2.tar.gz 

move the file to the Apache HTML directory 

root@linuxhelp1:/home/user/Downloads# mv textpattern-4.6.2 /var/www/ textpattern

And then switch to the directory

root@linuxhelp1:/home/user/Downloads# cd /var/www/

We have to change the ownership and permission of the Textpattern directory

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# chown -R www-data.www-data textpattern
root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# chmod -R 755 textpattern

make the configuration in the  php.ini file 

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# vim /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini
Memory_limit = On
upload_max_filesize = 100M
max_execution_time = 360
date.timezone = Asia/Kolkata

create virtualhost for the Textpattern cms

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# vim /etc/apache2/sites-available/text.conf
<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /var/www/textpattern/

<Directory /var/www/textpattern/>
AllowOverride All
allow from all


Enable the site access by using the following command

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2ensite text.conf

Enabling site text.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  systemctl reload apache2

enable the rewrite module

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2enmod rewrite
Enabling module rewrite.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  systemctl restart apache2

And also we need to disable the default site access

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# a2dissite 000-default.conf
Site 000-default disabled.
To activate the new configuration, you need to run:
  systemctl reload apache2

Finally, restart the apache2 service to make the changes effect

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# systemctl restart apache2

now we can continue the post-installation from the browser by navigating to the following URL http://local  IP (or) domain name

start the installation by choosing the language for the installation

Configure the database details 

Verify the status of the  database connection

Next, you may face the PHP config errors so you need to resolve those errors by creating pasting the below contents in a config.php file 

so switch to the Textpattern directory and create a config.php file

 root@linuxhelp1:/var/www# cd textpattern/ textpattern/

create the config.php file inside the “/var/www/textpattern/textpattern/” directory

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www/textpattern/textpattern# vim config.php
$txpcfg['db'] = 'textpattern';
$txpcfg['user'] = 'textuser';
$txpcfg['pass'] = '123';
$txpcfg['host'] = 'localhost';
$txpcfg['table_prefix'] = '';
$txpcfg['txpath'] = '/var/www/textpattern/textpattern';
$txpcfg['dbcharset'] = 'utf8mb4';

restart the apache2 service to make the changes effect

root@linuxhelp1:/var/www/textpattern/textpattern# systemctl restart apache2

configure the database tables and give the detail of Admin user

AT next screen you will see the configuration completion message. you can log in now

 login with the Admin user credential

open the textpattern site using this you can develop the contents of your site from here.

with this, the method to install Textpattern  CMS- 4.6.2 on Ubuntu – 17.04 comes to an end

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