Checkout Zenario from GitHub

You can get Zenario directly from our Github repository.

This is a quick and easy process, and once you've got your Zenario software checked out, it will allow you to update to new releases of Zenario easily.

Initial install

Firstly you need to cd to your site's directory, e.g.

cd /var/www/mywebsite/public_html/

Then you have to get the files onto your server from GitHub and then change a few file permissions:

svn checkout .
chmod 666 zenario_siteconfig.php
chmod 666 zenario_custom/templates/grid_templates/*.tpl.php
chmod 666 zenario_custom/templates/grid_templates/*.css
chmod 777 zenario_custom/templates/grid_templates/
chmod 777 cache/ public/ private/

Once you have done this, use your browser to go to your website's main URL, where you should see the Zenario installer.

Updating when there's new Zenario software available

Note: Before updating your software, we strongly recommend you backup your database and files.

You can update your version to new releases of Zenario (when available) by using:

svn up .htaccess index.php robots.txt zenario

By specifying the list as described above, only the new core things will be updated, most of which is in the zenario directory, while files and directories containing custom things should be left alone. zenario_custom contains all of your customised layouts, skins, and possibly frameworks and modules if you write these yourself. cache, private and public directories are effectively caches and can be safely deleted or cleared out.

Having run the svn update, point your browser at your website, and log in as an administrator (or if already logged in, go to /admin in the URL).

You will be asked if you would like to apply updates to your database. You should apply the changes, and then you should be able to log in to your site as normal.